Highlights

Full-time
90'
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Alassane Pléa
Alassane Pléa
90'
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ANOTHER RECORD

Gladbach's 20 attempts is the most they've had away from home this season, but as it stands they will only bring the Foals a point.
Goal attempts
5 off target
5 on target
16 off target
4 on target
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Four minutes of it in Bielefeld!
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Patrick Wimmer
Patrick Wimmer 34.01km/h
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Ramy Bensebaini
Ramy Bensebaini 33.01km/h
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Janni Serra
Janni Serra 33.01km/h
88'

ALL OR NOTHING!

Neither side want the draw and Bielefeld pour forward through Bello. He lays it wide and the cross comes in looking for Castro. Bensebaini just gets there ahead of him at the far post to prevent a tap-in for the January signing.
87'

Substitution

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Gonzalo Castro
Gonzalo Castro
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Masaya Okugawa
Masaya Okugawa
87'

Substitution

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Manuel Prietl
Manuel Prietl
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Fabian Kunze
Fabian Kunze
83'

Substitution

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Marcus Thuram
Marcus Thuram
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Breel Embolo
Breel Embolo
83'

10 CORNERS...

...is the most Gladbach have had in a game this season.
Corners
4
10
82'

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Stefan Lainer
Stefan Lainer
74'

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Joakim Nilsson
Joakim Nilsson
74'

EMBOLO!

Ginter on the overlap down the right with a drilled ball into the middle. Embolo gets there across the front post but can't turn it on goal.
71'

BELLO ON

Deadline day signing George Bello is given a warm welcome by his new supporters as he comes on for his Bielefeld debut.
71'

Substitution

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George Bello
George Bello
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Nathan de Medina
Nathan de Medina
71'

Substitution

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Fabian Klos
Fabian Klos
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Janni Serra
Janni Serra
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SOMMER!

De Medina could not have struck this shot better as it sat up perfectly for him at a corner, dead centre and less than 10 yards out. But the defender plants it straight at Sommer, who reacts well to parry on his 250th Bundesliga appearance.
64'

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Patrick Wimmer
Patrick Wimmer
63'

Substitution

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Alessandro Schöpf
Alessandro Schöpf
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Sebastian Vasiliadis
Sebastian Vasiliadis
61'

STILL PUSHING

Gladbach continue to try and find a breakthrough. Bensebaini with a through ball into Embolo's feet, but the Swiss striker can't control and turn in one go.
57'

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Fabian Kunze
Fabian Kunze
53'

KUNZE!

Gladbach have started much the better side this half but suddenly Bielefeld have a chance as Kunze races through the middle after Serra's flick from Wimmer's through ball, but Sommer makes a smart save one-on-one with his legs to keep things level.
46'

FROM THE OFF

Gladbach are immediately on the front foot with a ball through into the path of Hofmann. Ortega just gets there ahead of him but the ball pops up onto the elbow of De Medina. Borussia want a spot-kick but the Bielefeld man knew nothing about it.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE ALM

Goal attempts
3 off target
3 on target
4 off target
3 on target
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

One minute added on with Bielefeld on the offensive and having a string of corners.
45'

SO CLOSE!

Ramos gets his head to a high ball from the left by Wimmer. Sommer saw it late but just manages to get a hand to it down by his right post and claw the ball wide.
43'

HOFMANN'S RETURN KEY?

He's undoubtedly been Gladbach's best player this season, so Hofmann's return from injury could be just what they need to avoid the drop. The Germany international has now teed up Borussia's last two goals, doing so for Kone a fortnight ago against Union.
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BORUSSIA LEVEL!

How they needed this. Bensebaini's cross from the left is deep but volleyed back across goal by Hofmann for Plea to pull out the diving header and plant it back from whence it came and into the back of the Bielefeld net.
38'

Alassane Pléa

GOAL!

1 : 1
Alassane Pléa
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
14 %
37'

EVEN ENOUGH FOR CHANCES

But Bielefeld have put away the toughest of the lot to lead.
Goal attempts
2 off target
2 on target
3 off target
2 on target
36'

CLOSE AGAIN

Serra in behind again but is again offside. But play goes on for the moment and Elvedi is forced into a last-ditch slide to intercept the low cross to Krüger. Then the whistle goes.
33'

SUPERB RECORD

Bielefeld haven't lost a game in which they have taken the lead since being promoted back to the Bundesliga in 2020 (W14, D4).
33'

GINTER BLOCKED

The Gladbach man is claiming a penalty after having a shot blocked following a corner. The VAR in Cologne takes a look but signals to referee Cortus to play on.
31'

TIMES CHANGE

There were nine point separating these sides back in autumn - in Gladbach's favour. Bielefeld are now two points ahead of the Foals as it stands...
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Ramy Bensebaini
Ramy Bensebaini 33.01km/h
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Breel Embolo
Breel Embolo 32.70km/h
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Jonas Hofmann
Jonas Hofmann 31.01km/h
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PICK THAT OUT

28'

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Kouadio Koné
Kouadio Koné
23'

WON'T COUNT

Ginter absolutely launches himself at a cross in from the left, flying horizontal to meet it with his head and power past Ortega. But the flag is immediately up to chalk it off.
21'

BENSEBAINI...

The Algeria international, freshly back from the Africa Cup of Nations, tries to push the Foals on as he comes inside himself. But his effort on his weaker right is easy pickings for Ortega.
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BEAUTY FROM SERRA!

Wimmer with another excellent assist to go with his rabona last matchday, this time backheeling through a defender's legs to play in Serra. The forward still has it all to do, mind, going all Arjen Robben on Gladbach with a couple of jinks inside onto his left before bending it perfectly inside the far post. Sommer no chance, Bielefeld in front.
19'

Janni Serra

GOAL!

1 : 0
Janni Serra
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
3 %
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ALL TIGHT SO FAR

14'

SERRA!

No offside this time from Serra as the ball sits up nicely left of goal. It's a sweet connection but straight into the arms of Sommer.
14'

GLADBACH DOMINATING FAST-PACED GAME

Possession (%)
3763
12'

UNSURE AT THE BACK

Sommer calls for a ball heading into his box but new signing Friedrich either doesn't hear or decides to take matters into his own hands and hack clear. Maybe still some settling in to do for the new man.
9'

HANDSHAKE

Embolo and Vasiliadis tangle as they slide in for a ball. The Bielefeld man looks to get caught on the ribs but a quick handshake between the two and we move on.
6'

HOFMANN!

Gladbach suddenly up the pace as Plea chests down a long ball and plays in Hofmann through the inside right. Gladbach's top scorer goes low but Ortega throws out a leg.
3'

OFFSIDE

Serra is a good 10 yards offside but still commits to the attack and goes for goal. Sommer makes a good block, then the flag goes up.
Kick-off!

READY?

The two teams are out at the SchücoArena for this big game at the bottom.

'DANKE MAX'

This is the first Gladbach game in over two decades without Max Eberl as their sporting director, and some of the fans have brought a "Danke Max" banner to thank Eberl, who stepped down from his position last week, for all he did for the club.

IT'S BEHIND YOU!

Both clubs will be looking over their shoulders with a defeat this afternoon potentially seeing them drop inside the bottom three this weekend, making this a genuine survival six-pointer.
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SOMMER WARMING UP FOR THE... WARM-UP

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ARMINIA SHIRTS HANGING

Here's a look inside the Bielefeld dressing room...

NEW LOOK FOALS

Long-serving sporting director Max Eberl stepped down after 23 years in the role last week, with the club yet to appoint a successor. Midfielder Denis Zakaria also shipped out late in the winter transfer window, a departure that sees Florian Neuhaus drop deeper and Alassane Plea return alongside Jonas Hofmann. Club captain Lars Stindl misses out once again, but left-sided specialist Ramy Bensebaini is back after representing Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations.

BELLO BOW?

The North Rhine-Westphalian outfit resume their pursuit of a third straight season of Bundesliga football boosted by the arrival of teenaged midfielder Burak Ince and US international left-back George Bello. The latter trained with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday, and could make his debut from the bench.

GLADBACH SUBS:

Sippel, Herrmann, Thuram, Beyer, Netz, Benes, Jantschke, Scally, Noß

GLADBACH STARTING XI:

Sommer (c) - Ginter, Elvedi, Friedrich - Lainer, Neuhaus, Kone, Bensebaini - Plea, Hofmann - Embolo

BIELEFELD SUBS:

Schulz, Castro, Schöpf, Klos, Lasme, Ince, Prietl, Fernandes, Bello

BIELEFELD STARTING XI:

Ortega (c) - Brunner, Ramos, Nilsson, de Medina - Kunze, Vasiliadis - Wimmer, Okugawa, Krüger - Serra

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