Borussia Mönchengladbach host Celtic FC on Tuesday 1 November (kick-off 20:45 CET) knowing that a win could put them into second place in Group C of the UEFA Champions League.
A win over the Scottish Premiership leaders would give the Foals six points, and a welcome boost in confidence ahead of the trip to high-flying Hertha Berlin on Friday 4 November.
A 2-0 victory in Glasgow, courtesy of goals from Lars Stindl and Andre Hahn, gave Gladbach hope on the European front after meetings with Manchester City FC and FC Barcelona had failed to yield the points their bold displays had deserved.
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Andre Schubert’s side were solid against Eintracht Frankfurt at home on Matchday 9, but were left frustrated by the 0-0 scoreline. Their final tally of 502 completed passes was over twice that of their opponents, but a similar dominance against Celtic would go a long way to giving Schubert’s side the win they want.
Putting a stop to a worrying run of three defeats in a row in the league was an important line in the sand for Gladbach, who will be confident with Tuesday’s fixture taking place on home soil.
“We experienced the atmosphere in Glasgow and it was a great one until we got one and silenced them,” he told the club’s official website. “Here at BORUSSIA-PARK I have witnessed some pretty special games in the recent past in terms of results and atmosphere,”
“We want to see the same thing again on Tuesday. BORUSSIA-PARK will be sold out again and our fans will be pushing us forward.”
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