Borussia Monchengladbach beat Union Berlin this Sunday by 4-1, for matchday 29 of the Bundesliga. Marco Rose’s team had no difficulties and counted with the goals of Florian Neuhaus, Marcus Thuram, and Alassane Plea to build the victory. Sebastian Andersson scored the consolation for the visitors.
The hosts started the first half with full strength, imposing their pace. And they had good chances of breaking the deadlock in the early minutes, stopping at goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz. However, the pressure was strong, and, at the 17th minute, they scored their first goal with Neuhaus. The number 32 made a great individual play and sent a left-footed shot to open the scoring.
The visitors’ best chance was with defender Marvin Friedrich, whose header went over the bar. With that, Gladbach kept the game under control and continued searching for the second goal. They found it at the 41st minute when Plea sent the ball perfectly to Thuram, who used his head to beat the goalkeeper from Union Berlin.
In the second half, the away side came back with a different pace. At the 50th minute, Swedish Andersson was under the bar and just had to deflect the ball to put it into the back of the net.
However, the reaction stopped there. In 9 minutes, the hosts were able to score their third goal, again with Thuram. The number 10 was assisted by Plea again and only had to push the ball into the goal.
Losing by two goals of difference, the visitors launched themselves on the attack but were not successful. In the end, Gladbach still had time to score the fourth. This time, it was Thuram’s turn to give the assist and Plea’s to beat goalkeeper Gikiewicz.
With the 4-1 victory, Borussia Monchengladbach reached 56 points, just 2 behind RB Leipzig. Union Berlin, on the other hand, remains with 31 points and keep fighting against relegation.