Highlights

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WATCH: DANIEL FARKE - "I'M REALLY HAPPY"

90'
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GLADBACH GO TOP !

Game over at Borussia-Park where a Plea penalty is enough for the hosts to earn their second win of the season. That's seven points from three games for Gladbach, who take provisional pole in the standings following a solid start to the campaign under new coach Farke. Hofmann's second half penalty miss proved a mere annoyance for the victorious hosts. Hertha, meanwhile, await their first win of the new Bundesliga season.
Full-time
90'
+ 6

Substitution

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Marvin Friedrich
Marvin Friedrich
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Florian Neuhaus
Florian Neuhaus
90'
+ 5

Yellow card

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Patrick Herrmann
Patrick Herrmann
90'
+ 4

Substitution

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Patrick Herrmann
Patrick Herrmann
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Alassane Pléa
Alassane Pléa
90'
+ 2

JOVETIC CLOSE

A Jovetic header goes THIS close to going in at the corner. The fans look down to see the assistant's flag raised. It wouldn't have counted had it crept in.
90'
+ 1

HOFMANN MAKES WAY

Hofmann comes off hoping his penalty miss won't prove costly as Wolf enters the action for his first Bundesliga appearance of the season.
90'
+ 1

Substitution

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Hannes Wolf
Hannes Wolf
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Jonas Hofmann
Jonas Hofmann
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.
1.
Marcus Thuram
Marcus Thuram 35.72km/h
2.
Filip Uremović
Filip Uremović 34.36km/h
3.
Dodi Lukébakio
Dodi Lukébakio 33.77km/h
88'

PRINCE PROWLING

Hertha are in a dangerous position following a corner. Jovetic sweeps a cross-shot towards the far post. Boateng slides in and is very close to connecting. The ball fizzes wide.
87'

BORUSSIA APPEAL

Neuhaus goes down in the box under a challenge from Mittelstädt but there's nothing for Gladbach there and Hertha mount an attack of their own ...
84'

DOUBLE SWAP

Hertha are giving this one last big go. Among their double substitution here is a 149th Bundesliga appearance for Kevin-Prince Boateng. Is there to be a royal finish for the Old Lady?
83'

Substitution

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Davie Selke
Davie Selke
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Suat Serdar
Suat Serdar
83'

Substitution

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Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng
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Lucas Tousart
Lucas Tousart
82'

THURAM CHANCE

Thuram latches onto the through ball and has a great chance to double the Foals' lead. Christensen makes a big save.
80'

SHOT KINGS

Lukebakio tries one more time following a long run, but it once again doesn't come off for the Hertha man. Both he and Hofmann have really been in the thick of it in front of goal tonight.
Shots
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3
Jonas Hofmann Dodi Lukébakio
78'

DARDAI HAS A LOOK

Subs Boetius and Dardai combine from a free kick, the latter attempting a glancing header at goals that doesn't quite work out.
75'

PENALTY SHOUT

Florian Neuhaus goes down in the Hertha box. The home fans roar for a third pen. The referee says nothing doing.
73'

HOFMANN'S UNWANTED STAT

Not great news for Jonas Hofmann then, with the Gladbach man now having missed two of his six penalties in the Bundesliga.
72'

Substitution

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Márton Dárdai
Márton Dárdai
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Chidera Ejuke
Chidera Ejuke
72'

Substitution

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Stevan Jovetić
Stevan Jovetić
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Wilfried Kanga
Wilfried Kanga
71'

CHRISTENSEN SAVES PEN!

Amazing. The Hertha goalkeeper keeps Hofmann's weak spot kick out and the capital side remain in this game.
70'

HERTHA DOWN TO 10

The unfortunate Uremovic is shown a second yellow and off he goes. Big problem for Hertha with a spot kick to come.
69'

PENALTY NO. 2 FOR GLADBACH

We go to a VAR review after Filip Uremovic appears to handle the ball in the Gladbach box. It's a second penalty of the match for the hosts.
69'

Second yellow card

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Filip Uremović
Filip Uremović
67'

xGoals

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
xGoals
1
1.95
1.11
0
Goals
66'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Handball?
Decision Penalty
65'

CRUCIAL INTERVENTION

Lovely build-up from Borussia and the ball arrives at the feet of Hofmann, who takes aim .... Mittelstädt makes a crucial block and the visitors survive.
62'

HERTHA RELIEF

Hofmann looks like he's broken the offside trap and lifts a lovely finish over Christensen, who had come way off his line. To the 'keeper's relief, the Gladbach man had not, indeed, broken the offside trap.
61'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
58'

IN COMES BOETIUS

Hertha's recent signing from Mainz, Jean-Paul Boetius, is on for Sunjic as the visitors look to add even more pace to their attack ...
57'

Substitution

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Jean-Paul Boëtius
Jean-Paul Boëtius
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Ivan Sunjic
Ivan Sunjic
56'

ITAKURA BLOCK

For the umpteenth time tonight, Lukebakio blazes into the area and looks to flick a square pass to Kanga. Itakura makes a decisive block and Gladbach are out of danger.
55'

CHANGES DUE

The game has hit a slight lull and it looks like we're about to see some action from the benches here ...
52'

WAYWARD EJUKE

Chidera Ejuke picks up possession from a corner and makes his way forward before thumping high and wide of the target.
48'

GLADBACH ON THE BALL

Foals fans have enjoyed seeing their side bossing possession so far this evening. There have been more shots for Hertha, however. Still, the Gladbach faithful will point to the scoreboard in response to that latter fact.
Possession (%)
5545
46'

SHOTS APLENTY

Dodi Lukebakio and Wilfried Kanga each had three shots on goal for Hertha in the first half. Can the forwards combine to bring their team back into this game or will Gladbach increase their lead? Let's find out ...
46'

OFF WE GO AGAIN !

Hertha get the second half underway ...
Kick-off!
45'
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WHAT A HALF !

Phew! That was dramatic. Somehow we only have a goal to show for an opening 45 minutes that was littered with chances at both ends. Plea's penalty has the hosts in front but stay tuned, this one surely has more drama to come.
45'
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CHRSTENSEN ERROR

Hofmann sends in a very inviting free kick and Oliver Christensen fancies claiming. The keeper misses completely with his fists and is lucky to see the ball bounce wide.
Half-time
45'

HERTHA IN AGAIN

Lukebakio is inside the home box one more time but after some fine close control, he fails to keep his composure and blasts off target.
43'

KANGA INNOVATES

The ball bounces up invitingly inside the Gladbach area and Wilfried Kanga is having a look, with his back to goal. An overhead kick has the away fans ooh-ing and ah-ing but Sommer smothers the ball and the chance passes.
43'

PLEA OFF THE MARK

Alassane Plea has now converted his last four penalties in the Bundesliga. The 29-year-old is finally off the mark in 2022/23.
39'

FOALS' FIRST

Interesting to note that this is the first time Gladbach have led in the Bundesliga this season.
36'

UREMOVIC CARD

The Hertha man was booked for trying to put off the penalty taker before he struck his spot kick a short time ago.
35'

PLEA ON POINT

Calm as you like from Plea, whose penalty just evades Christensen's hand and rattles the back of the net. The hosts lead.
34'

Alassane Pléa

GOAL!

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Alassane Pléa
Goal probability
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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.
77 %
34'

Yellow card

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Filip Uremović
Filip Uremović
33'

PENALTY GLADBACH

Hofmann's cross is high and so is Maximilian Mittelstädt's arm, which the ball connects with. The referee points to the spot ....
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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Wilfried Kanga Aka
Wilfried Kanga Aka 33.61km/h
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Joseph Scally
Joseph Scally 33.44km/h
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Ramy Bensebaini
Ramy Bensebaini 33.39km/h
28'

PACEY ENCOUNTER

The speed of this game at Borussia-Park tonight has been jaw dropping. Both teams are blessed with pace as they look to hit the front.
Sprints
71
67
26'

SOMMER SAVE

Dodi Lukebakio menaces out right and engineers himself a shot. Sommer dives forward and gets two fists to the ball. The home goalkeeper will be keen to see some photos from this game when we're done.
22'

ELECTRIC EJUKE

Hofmann slips in possession and Chidera Ejuke is away. The CSKA Moscow loanee ignites the jets and takes aim. His shot is at a nice height for Sommer who winks at the cameras before parrying that one away.
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ALL ACTION

These two teams have served up a Bundesliga cracker so far. Impossible to predict who will hit the front, although Gladbach are edging the possession stats.
17'

COOL HAND CHRISTENSEN

A Gladbach corner. It's flicked towards goal and Christensen keeps it out. Thuram is there on the follow up and Christensen makes one of those miraculous reflex stops that leaves you scratching your head as to how the ball stayed out.
16'

SHOTS APLENTY

How do you like them apples? We've had six shots in the first 15 minutes here. Tasty.
Goal attempts
2 off target
2 on target
4 off target
1 on target
14'

SOMMER IN CHARGE

Kanga drills a low one at the Gladbach target but Sommer will gobble those up all night. Tousart then fires wide from distance. It's shoot on sight for Hertha here.
12'

SIMPLE STOP

Ramy Bensebaini lines up what he hopes will be a top corner shot, but he doesn't hit it quite right and Christensen saves with ease.
11'

ITAKURA OK

Ko Itakura's picked up a bloody lip following a challenge but the Gladbach No. 3 is made of strong stuff and soldiers on.
7'

SPECTACULAR START !

Plea wriggles through and sees his shot take a slight deflection before hitting the woodwork for the hosts. This game is officially on fire.
6'

CAPITAL PACE

Nice from Chidera Ejuke who stops the ball from rolling out for a goal kick, cuts back outside and wallops a shot off target. Decent start for the visitors.
4'

HERTHA GO CLOSE

What pace ! Dodi Lukebakio bounds through the Gladbach defence and is in on goal against Sommer. The subsequent shot is wellied wide.
1'

GAME ON !

The in-form Thuram gets the ball rolling and we are GO in Gladbach.
Kick-off!

TEAMS OUT !

Borussia-Park is ROCKING ! The teams are out on the pitch and we're all set to get going on Matchday 3 of the Bundesliga! Settle in.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

Gladbach are unchanged from the 2-2 draw with Schalke, though captain Lars Stindl is back among the substitutes following injury. Hertha also line up as they did in the draw with Frankfurt. Marco Richter returns to the matchday squad five weeks after his cancer diagnosis.

GLADBACH STARTING LINE-UP

Sommer (c) - Scally, Itakura, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Kone, Kramer, Neuhaus – Hofmann, Thuram, Plea

GLADBACH SUBS

Sippel, Friedrich, Herrmann, Wolf, Stindl, Lainer, Netz, Jantschke, Sanches

HERTHA STARTING LINE-UP

Christensen - Kenny, Uremovic, Kempf, Mittelstädt - Tousart (c), Sunjic, Serdar - Lukebakio, Kanga, Ejuke

HERTHA SUBS

Ernst, Pekarik, Dardai, Darida, Boateng, Richter, Boetius, Jovetic, Selke

STAT ATTACK

Hertha have lost seven of their last nine Bundesliga games in Mönchengladbach (W1, D1).

PERSONNEL CONCERNS

Gladbach defenders Ramy Bensebaini, Ko Itakura, Nico Elvedi all had to train individually earlier in the week due to minor knocks, but captain Lars Stindl is expected to make the matchday squad for the first time this Bundesliga season following a thigh complaint. Hertha have a much lengthier absentee list, and could also be without Myziane Maolida and Marvin Plattenhardt.
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WATCH: GLADBACH 2-0 HERTHA

Gladbach lost 1-0 at Hertha last season, but returned the favour on home soil on Matchday 26. They ended the campaign down in 10th place, while Hertha were made to sweat against Hamburg in the relegation play-off.
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SCHWARZ'S VIEW

"Gladbach’s defence will be a different kind of test for us. They can be flexible with their tactics. I don’t know Daniel Farke personally yet – we never spoke during the time we were in Russia together. You can already see them playing his way with their possession-based style of football in the centre of the pitch – just like at this former clubs. We will prepare for that and have to defend well in this area of the pitch."
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FARKE'S VIEW

"I'm expecting a complicated game. Hertha are a club with a lot of potential. Fredi Bobic is a very experienced sporting director who is beginning to put his stamp on Hertha, and Sandro Schwarz is an excellent coach. You can already see his style and their process, and they’ve bought well in the transfer market. I’m sure that they will get plenty of points this season with that squad. We have a lot of respect for our opponent, but we’ve got plenty of quality and have enjoyed a good start to the season. We want to keep our unbeaten run going on Friday evening – to do that, we will have to be at our best in all aspects and deliver a top performance."

THE SEASON SO FAR

Borussia thumped lower-league Oberachern 9-1 in the DFB Cup first round, before beating Hoffenheim 3-1 and drawing 2-2 at Schalke. Hertha bowed out at the first hurdle following a penalty shootout defeat to Eintracht Braunschweig, and lost 3-1 to city rivals Union, but took a point off UEFA Europa League holders Eintracht Frankfurt a week ago.

WELCOME!

Borussia Mönchengladbach kick off Bundesliga Matchday 3 against Hertha Berlin. The Foals are unbeaten in three competitive matches under Daniel Farke, while Sandro Schwarz's Hertha are yet to win...
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