Patrick Herrmann (l.) scored his 13th Bundesliga goal in 76 matches for Mönchengladbach...
Patrick Herrmann (l.) scored his 13th Bundesliga goal in 76 matches for Mönchengladbach...

Herrmann rescues point for Gladbach

Augsburg - Borussia Mönchengladbach left it late but a Patrick Herrmann equaliser in the closing stages secured them a 1-1 draw at FC Augsburg.

Augsburg begin dominantly

Sascha Mölders caught the visitors cold in the opening minutes, but after labouring for long periods of the match, Gladbach rallied in the last half hour and deservedly snatched a point.

Despite having lost their previous four Bundesliga encounters, Augsburg started confidently, looking the more threatening side from the kick-off. Only five minutes in, their pressure paid off when Mölders converted the first opportunity of the match, heading Kevin Vogt's cross from the right over a hesitant Marc-Andre ter Stegen from just inside the box. It was the striker's third goal in as many games after missing the first part of the season through injury.

The tempo reduced in the ensuing quarter of an hour, with neither side creating much, only to then spark back into life as midfielder Torsten Oehrl twice tested ter Stegen with long-range efforts. Shortly afterwards, at the other end of the pitch, Lukas Rupp issued the hosts a first warning when he fired narrowly wide from a sharp angle.

Herrmann the hero

Numerous fouls interrupted the game's flow in the closely contested first minutes after the restart. At the hour mark, Juan Arango smashed a terrific volley just wide from the edge of the penalty area and moments later substitute Penil Mlapa just missed the target with a well-taken strike.

Yet for all Gladbach's probing, their goal came about as a result of a defensive blunder, when Gibril Sankoh failed to clear his lines with a header, allowing Herrmann to slot in from close range. Both sides went for the three points in the final stages, but their efforts ultimately came to no avail.

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