Gladbach held to a draw by depleted Stuttgart

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Germany: Bundesliga

Gladbach J. Hofmann (43)

Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK1-1

Stuttgart K. Mavropanos (15)

By Rune Gjerulff

Gladbach failed to take advantage of their chances as they were held to a draw by Stuttgart.

Jonas Hofmann.
Jonas Hofmann. Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Borussia Mönchengladbach were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Borussia-Park against a coronavirus-depleted Stuttgart on Saturday.

In addition to long-term absentees Sasa Kalajdzic and Silas Katompa Mvumpa, Stuttgart were without Waldemar Anton, Orel Mangala, Roberto Massimo, Florian Müller and Erik Thommy due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the squad.

Nevertheless, it was the guests, who broke the deadlock against the run of play when Kostas Mavropanos unleashed a thunderbolt into the net in the 15th minute.

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Gladbach, dominant in terms of possession and chances created, found the equaliser shortly before the break as Jonas Hofmann scored a wonderful goal from distance.

But despite putting pressure on in the second half, Adi Hütter’s troops failed to find the goal they needed to win their third game in a row.

Following tonight’s result, Gladbach sit 10th in the Bundesliga, two points ahead of Stuttgart, who are 12th.

Gladbach
(3-4-2-1)
1 Yann Sommer
28 Matthias Ginter
30 Nico Elvedi
15 Louis Beyer
29 Joseph Scally ↩81
8 Denis Zakaria
17 Kouadio Kone ↩86
20 Luca Netz ↩66
23 Jonas Hofmann
13 Lars Stindl (C) ↩66
36 Breel-Donald Embolo
Bench
21 Tobias Sippel
7 Patrick Herrmann ↪66
14 Alassane Pléa ↪66
37 Keanan Bennetts ↪81
24 Tony Jantschke
11 Hannes Wolf
22 László Bénes
26 Torben Müsel
32 Florian Neuhaus ↪86
Stuttgart
(3-1-4-2)
33 Fabian Bredlow
5 Konstantinos Mavropanos
37 Hiroki Ito
4 Marc-Oliver Kempf
16 Atakan Karazor ↩89
7 Tanguy Coulibaly ↩74
28 Nikolas Nartey
3 Wataru Endo (C)
24 Borna Sosa
17 Omar Marmoush ↩74
22 Chris Führich
Bench
42 Florian Schock
18 Hamadi Al Ghaddioui
19 Wahidullah Faghir ↪74
15 Pascal Stenzel
6 Clinton Mola
10 Daniel Didavi ↪89
20 Philipp Förster ↪74
31 Mateo Klimowicz
32 Naouirou Ahamada

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