GAME OVER !
That's it ! Gladbach have prevailed with ten men. An incredible result for the hosts and a second successive defeat for Leipzig whose top-four hopes take a serious dent.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Konrad Laimer 33.79km/h
Christopher Nkunku 33.35km/h
Ramy Bensebaini 33.15km/h
Angelino and Olmo have had efforts on goal which Gladbach's super stopper has been equal to. A big performance from the home goalkeeper tonight.
HOFMANN AGAIN !
Leipzig give up possession cheaply and Gladbach are away. Beyer prods a pass through to Hofmann - who is screaming for it - and the Gladbach man slams a shot into the corner to put daylight between the teams!
GOAL!3 : 1
GLADBACH HOLDING FIRM
Gladbach are doing a solid job of defending their lead since they've gone down to ten men. The visitors are having trouble finding a way through. We're inside the last quarter of an hour.
NKUNKU OFF TARGET
From the resulting free kick, Nkunku lashes over the crossbar.
Nkunku bursts on to a through and is chopped down on his way to goal by Elvedi. No hesitation from the ref, the Gladbach man is shown a red card
Nkunku goes down in the area under pressure from Bensebaini but the referee is not interested. Angelino then has a go at goal in his side's next move but nothing doing for Leipzig.
SUPER SAVE SOMMER
Lightning reactions from the Gladbach 'keeper who tips the ball over the top following a powerful, close-range Silva header.
The likelihood of Gladbach scoring the game's next goal will be a major worry for Leipzig coach Tedesco.
NETZ DENIES SILVA
Andre Silva is almost on to a through pass but Netz gets back to hoof the ball out for a corner. Good defending.
SECOND HALF IS ON
We are go in the second 45. Can Gladbach see this one out or will Leipzig respond?
A terrific end to the half there for the hosts, who head in for a deserved break a goal ahead thanks to Embolo and Hofmann strikes in the opening 45. Leipzig are still well in this, of course, Nkunku's earlier equaliser keeping things interesting.
KILLER COUNTER !
Amazing! Leipzig are on the attack but suddenly give up possession and Gladbach are away. Embolo spots Hofmann racing through the middle and releases the No. 23 with a pass that sets up a one v one. Cool as you like, Hofmann slides the ball past Gulacsi for 2-1.
GOAL!2 : 1
NKUNKU IN CRUISE CONTROL
Nkunku's 18th goal of the season, then. He's netted 11 in the second-half of the campaign, with only Robert Lewandowski scoring more (15) in that time.
LEIPZIG HIT BACK
Nkunku - who else - races onto Silva's pass as Leipzig punish the slow-to-react Gladbach defence, the France international finishing with a tidy shot across Sommer and in.
GOAL!1 : 1
Gvariodl is off, subbed off, that is. Tedesco was clearly worried about his man being shown a second yellow here. Halstenberg comes into the action for Leipzig.
A Gladbach corner leads to Stindl whacking the ball against Gvardiol. Home claims for a penalty are waved away by the ref.
Domenico Tedesco is readying a sub .... is Gvardiol coming off on account of him treading a fine line while on that yellow card?
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Konrad Laimer 33.79km/h
Ramy Bensebaini 33.15km/h
Nordi Mukiele 31.77km/h
Gvardiol catches Hofmann and the Gladbach man goes down in a heap. Gvardiol has already been booked and walks nervously towards the referee, who gives the Croatian a talking to.
SAFE HANDS SOMMER
Willi Orban heads a set piece high towards the top corner but Sommer watches that one all the way and claims under pressure from Mukiele.
Embolo has scored five goals in his last six games and eight in total this season, equalling his personal Bundesliga best.
Some lovely build up from Gladbach through the centre leads to Stindl playing clinical pass that takes a touch on its way through to Embolo who almost breaks the net with a powerful finish from close range.
GOAL!1 : 0
LAINER HAS A GO
Lainer gets the first shot of the game away. Gulacsi fields that one easily.
Gvardiol takes a whole lot of Lainer's shirt, dragging the Gladbach man to the floor. A booking for the Leipzig man follows.
Not a huge amount happening in this Matchday 32 fixture so far so let's treat ourselves to a stat: Gladbach have won just one of 11 Bundesliga meetings with Leipzig – their worst record against any top-flight opponent.
Gladbach are knocking it about with Leipzig pressing hard. Both coaches are shouting their instructions from the sidelines. The game has yet to settle.
GAME ON !
Leipzig, all in red, get us underway against a Gladbach side kitted out in white shirts and black shorts.
HERE COME THE TEAMS !
Cracking atmosphere at Borussia-Park as the teams take to the field. The referee flips the coin with both captains in the centre circle and we're now all set for kick-off.
IT'S ALMOST TIME !
The teams are finishing their warm-ups and heading to the changing rooms for some last words of wisdom from their respective coaches. We're edging ever closer to kick off !
LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS
Domenico Tedesco makes five changes to the team that enjoyed a 1-0, UEFA Europa League, semi-final, first-leg win against Rangers last Thursday. Klostermann, Halstenberg, Adams, Henrichs and Szoboszlai drop to the bench with Simakan, Orban, Kampl, Mukiele and Silva all starting.
GLADBACH TEAM NEWS
Martínez, Halstenberg, Klostermann, Henrichs, Adams, Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Poulsen, Novoa
LEIPZIG STARTING XI
Gulacsi (c) - Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol - Mukiele, Laimer, Kampl, Angelino - Olmo - Silva, Nkunku
Sippel, Ginter, Friedrich, Jantschke, Scally, Kramer, Noß, Herrmann, Plea
GLADBACH STARTING XI
Sommer - Beyer, Elvedi, Bensebaini - Lainer, Neuhaus, Kone, Netz - Hofmann, Stindl (c) - Embolo
FOND MEMORIES FOR LEIPZIG & TEDESCO
TEDESCO'S "POSITIVE EMOTIONS"
His team are chasing a top-four spot in the Bundesliga and with a Europa League semi-final, second leg and DFB Cup final in the offing, Leipzig coach, Domenico Tedesco, was asked if he's feeling the strain. "I don’t feel any pressure. When you’re in the [league] position that we are with three games to go, of course you want to achieve something. We only have positive emotions. We’re all really pumped. We’re not feeling any sense of pressure."
HÜTTER READY TO FACE "TOP TEAM"
LEIPZIG EAGER TO GET BACK ON TRACK
Leipzig looked dead certs for a top-four finish based on their rip-roaring form under Domenico Tedesco. However, last week's stunning loss at home to Union Berlin has raised slight doubts for a team chasing trophies in two other competitions. Win three points against Gladbach, however, and Leipzig would be back on course and could even go into third place, depending on what happens over in Leverkusen.
TOP TEN GLADBACH'S GOAL
Tonight's hosts have had a disappointing season by their standards but with a victory against Leipzig tonight, could jump into 10th place in the standings, depending on the result in tonight's other game. Considering how the Foals have fared in 2021/22, finishing in the top-half of the table would be welcomed, albeit not entirely warmly.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING !
We're all set for a Monday-night, Bundesliga Matchday 32 cracker between Gladbach and high-flying Leipzig, with both teams set to go in search of maximum returns for differing reasons.
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