FREIBURG HIT GLADBACH FOR SIX
A masterful first half from Freiburg was enough to put them out of sight of Gladbach within the first 45 minutes, and they take a huge away win to climb back up to fourth.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Kevin Schade 34.14km/h
Marcus Thuram 33.95km/h
Denis Zakaria 33.67km/h
13 off target
3 on target
7 off target
8 on target
STREICH WANTS MORE
Given Christian Streich's body language, you would not think that the Freiburg coach is witnessing his side cruising to a 6-0 win at Gladbach.
FIVE TO GO
No stoppage time is likely, so we are into the final five minutes...
TEN IN 73 MINUTES!
Another statistic that Gladbach will not be too happy about: the four goals they conceded against Cologne last weekend fell after the 55th minute. That means they conceded 10 goals in 73 minutes of Bundesliga action.
CLOCK TICKING DOWN
On the one side, Gladbach do not want to concede another, and Freiburg are happy enough to defend their lead. It seems like both teams are just waiting for the final whistle to end their misery/spark scenes of joy* *delete as applicable
© Imago/Jan Hubner
CLOSE TO SEVEN!
Höler hits a sweet volley from outside the area which clips the top of the net - almost a seventh, and that would have been the pick of the bunch.
KEEPING IT TIGHT
Freiburg are not letting Gladbach find a way through, defending their lead. They have a six-goal advantage, remember.
GLADBACH WITH THE BALL
PINBALL IN THE PENALTY AREA
It's at the Gladbach end once again with Freiburg closer to a seventh than Gladbach are to a first...
SEEKING A ROUTE
Gladbach playing the ball around, trying to find a way through, but in a very cautious manner. They do not want to make a mistake and concede a seventh.
We already had two goals at this stage of the first half.
We're back underway in Borussia-Park.
WATCH: ALL 6 FIRST-HALF GOALS FROM FREIBURG
Don't forget there are another 45 minutes to come and while few would have predicted that first half, who's predicting a second-half fightback from the Foals? Stick with us!
NO STOPPAGE TIME
Unsurprisingly, no added time as Freiburg take a six-goal advantage in at the break. Yes, six goals to nil for the guests, who have been as efficient as you can get.
FREIBURG FOLLOW DORTMUND
Freiburg are only the second team to score six goals away from home in the first half of a Bundesliga game. Dortmund were the first, leading Schalke in 1964 on their way to a 6-2 win.
A shot on target for Gladbach and work for Flekken to do, and he does it well to push Kone's effort away.
NOTHING NEW FOR ADI
This may seem pretty novel to most of us, but not so for Gladbach coach Adi Hütter. He lost 6-1 in Leverkusen in May 2019 when in charge of Eintracht Frankfurt - and all of those goals fell inside the opening 36 minutes.
FIRST SET TO FREIBURG
When Gladbach allured to Wimbledon in a Tweet, they probably did not expect the first set to last just 37 minutes, and Freiburg to win it.
Sommer stands like a statue, his gaze lost somewhere in the distance. He is not the only one inside Borussia-Park not quite sure what is going on here.
SCHLOTTERBECK MAKES IT SIX!
When will this end? Another set piece, another cross, and another headed goal for Freiburg, Schlotterbeck nodding this one in. Six. Nil.
GOAL!0 : 6
Gladbach have conceded five in the first half of a game before - against Bayern Munich in 1979. Look away now, Gladbach fans... that game ended in a 7-1 defeat for the Foals.
Six minutes have passed without a goal for Freiburg - a new record for today's fixture.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Marcus Thuram 33.95km/h
Kevin Schade 32.80km/h
Denis Zakaria 32.20km/h
HÜTTER'S HAD ENOUGH
Two changes after just 29 minutes is quite a message, as Plea and Lainer are hauled off. Can Embolo and Herrmann do any better?
Even xG is pretty clear about Freiburg deserving to lead this game.
NO HIDING FROM IT
Thuram is through on Flekken's goal and he lifts the ball over the last line of the Freiburg defence before tumbling over him. VAR has a closer look, but it's just a goal kick for Freiburg.
Höler heads in a fifth as Gladbach, again, fail to clear their lines from a cross. Is this really happening?
GOAL!0 : 5
NOT THE FIRST TIME
Freiburg have scored four goals in a first half before - in 2001 against Kaiserslautern (result 5-2) and in 1999 against Rostock (5-0), but this is the first time they have managed it away from home (and so quickly!)
4 off target
0 on target
0 off target
6 on target
THERE IT IS!
Höfler heads in a corner at the near post, and the fourth Freiburg goal has fallen. It may come as no surprise to know they have never led 4-0 after 19 minutes of a Bundesliga game.
GOAL!0 : 4
The Gladbach fans cannot quite believe what they are witnessing here, as Sommer turns a Demirovic effort away - almost a fourth for Freiburg!
The last time Gladbach conceded two in the first five minutes came in only their sixth Bundesliga game back in September 1965, an away game in Hamburg. They were 2-0 down after four minutes and went on to lose 5-0.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Already two goals in five minutes was a new record for Freiburg, and now three in 12 sets a new club record - they have never scored so many so quickly in 727 Bundesliga games.
THREE AND EASY!
Lienhart adds a third as Sommer can only push a free-kick out to the Freiburg No.3's feet. Incredible stuff!
GOAL!0 : 3
NEXT SHOT FROM THE FOALS
Bensebaini also tries his luck from long range, missing to the same side as Plea. Two shots, but Gladbach need to get closer.
The first sign of life from the Foals, Alassane Plea tries his luck from 20 yards but sends his low shot wide.
You have to go back over three years for the last time Freiburg scored within the first two minutes of a Bundesliga game. Their opponents then? You guessed it - Gladbach!
FREIBURG ON FIRE!
What a remarkable start to the game! Schade created the first and he gets on the end of Günter's perfect cross to head in the second - his first Bundesliga goal!
GOAL!0 : 2
The guests have the lead, and even if it's only a minute in, it was already in the air! Schade cuts the ball back and Eggestein just about manages to get the ball out from between his legs before he is challenged, and he strokes it in! Very positive start from the guests.
GOAL!0 : 1
SOMMER WINS THE TOSS
Yann Sommer guesses the right side of the coin and chooses to stay, with Freiburg given the ball for the first touch of the match.
GAME, SET AND?
The teams are getting ready to come out - who will win the match? Stick with us to find out over the next few hours!
FREIBURG TEAM NEWS
Three straight losses haven’t put off Christian Streich as he makes just one change to his team that was beaten 2-1 at Bochum a week ago. That sees a second centre-forward in Ermedin Demirovic play alongside Lucas Höler. Wooyeong Jeong is the man to make way.
GLADBACH TEAM NEWS
It’s two changes for Borussia from the side that was beaten 4-1 by Cologne in the derby. Stefan Lainer makes his first start since breaking his ankle at the start of the season, while Marcus Thuram features in the XI for the first time at all this campaign after his own injury problems. Patrick Herrmann and captain Lars Stindl drop to the bench. Yann Sommer wears the armband.
Uphoff, Gulde, Petersen, Haberer, Sallai, Sildillia, Jeong, K. Schlotterbeck, Burkart
Flekken – Kübler, Lienhart, N. Schlotterbeck, Günter (c) – Schade, Eggestein, Höfler, Grifo – Höler, Demirovic
Sippel, Kramer, Herrmann, Wolf, Stindl, Netz, Benes, Neuhaus, Embolo
Sommer (c) – Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Lainer, Kone, Zakaria, Scally – Hofmann, Thuram – Plea
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