Borussia Mönchengladbach fought back impressively to rescue a point at Hoffenheim on Satrday afternoon. - © © gettyimages / Matthias Hangst
Borussia Mönchengladbach fought back impressively to rescue a point at Hoffenheim on Satrday afternoon. - © © gettyimages / Matthias Hangst
Bundesliga

Gladbach fight back to rescue point at Hoffenheim

Borussia Mönchengladbach made it nine Bundesliga games unbeaten under new coach Andre Schubert after they fought back to hold TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to a thrilling 3-3 draw.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-3 Borussia M'gladbach

Goals: 0-1 Johnson (5’); 1-1 Zuber (11’); 2-1 Polanski (35’); 3-1 Amiri (47’); 3-2 Drmic (56’); 3-3 Johnson (87’)

While Hoffenheim had failed to win or score since Huub Stevens took over as head coach, Gladbach came into the game on a ten-match unbeaten run, and a bright start had them in front inside five minutes. USA international and former Hoffenheim star Fabian Johnson scored the goal with a neat finish, but the credit belonged to Mahmoud Dahoud for a sublimely weighted through-ball.

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Man of the match

After scoring against Juventus and Sevilla FC in the UEFA Champions League, Johnson’s sensational form continued here with two brilliantly-taken finishes. His second goal, which came after he sold two covering defenders a dummy and slotted high into the net, is worthy of particular praise.

Talking point

The Foals’ unbeaten run was minutes away from coming to an end here, but Schubert will be delighted by the graft his side showed to recover and take a point and make it four games unbeaten against the Sinsheimers.

Match stats

    Borussia have won seven and drawn two of their last nine league games.Drmic scored his first Bundesliga goal for Gladbach since signing from Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the summer.Hoffenheim had lost the last 13 league matches in which they had conceded the first goal.Amiri scored his first goal and recorded his first assists of the season for Hoffenheim. 

Line-ups

Hoffenheim: Baumann – Strobl, Süle, Schär, Kim – Polanski, Schwegler (c) – Elyounoussi, Amiri, Zuber (Schmid 86’) – Volland (Szalai 80’)

Gladbach: Sommer – Korb (Elvedi 80’), Christensen, Nordtveit, Wendt – Dahoud (Hazard 49’), Xhaka (c) - Stindl, Raffael, Johnson – Drmic (Hrgota 84’)