Borussi-Yes! Madness. Crazy. Gladbach turns in the last second from the probable off in the European Cup. The VfL defeated AS Roma on Thursday in a rushing European Cup night 2-1 – and is thus in the group J of the Europa League back in business. With two wins against the Wolfsberger AC (28 November) and Istanbul Basaksehir (12 December) Borussia would not only continue, but even first in the group.
Marcus Thuram with the winning goal
Hero of the evening was Thuram, who brought Borussia Park to a shudder in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Plea put on his compatriot, who scored his eighth competitive goal and hoisted after the final whistle under the cheers of the fans as usual, the corner flag.
Borussia had already struck in stoppage time in Istanbul and Rome. Coach Rose commented on the last-minute madness: "If you do that a few times, then you'll eventually believe that it can work again and again. That makes perfect sense. I do not think you can do that. We always go out to win games. It sometimes takes 95 minutes. Accordingly, we want to finish this too. We get that right now and will always be rewarded very late. "
Patrick Herrmann with his pregnant wife
Before kick-off Borussia coach Rose had in the short term to give up offensive racer Herrmann – in whose highly pregnant wife Sandra had announced the birth of son Leonard. So the staff badly battered Borussia had to go without nine professionals in the European Cup battle against the "Roma".
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Nevertheless, saw the 44,570 fans in Borussia Park a courageous performance of the Bundesliga leaders. The foals bit and squeezed – Rome soon started to sweat. Captain Stindl drew from a distance, whose shot shot just past the gate. Shortly thereafter, many fans already cheered the supposed opening goal, as Zakaria had pulled off forcefully. But the bullet had only smooched the upper edge of the slat, then slapped against the goal net attachment and landed behind the housing in the outer net.
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But: A hit of the Borussia (which suddenly also had to replace the injured Jantschke by Hofmann) was in the air. And fell as well: Thuram prevailed on the wing, sharp cross – and Rome's Fazio steered the ball unhappy in the mesh. Own goal, 1: 0.
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And the guests? Had two chances (Zaniolo, Pastore), but went vedient with the backlog into the break. Dust for the Italians that Stindl did not increase right after the restart, but Borussia's captain did not hit the ball after a free-kick.
AS Roma with strong phase
The guests responded, Pastore pulled open, strong shot, but summer's parade was even stronger. Rome pressed on – and rewarded himself: Fazio snapped to a standard situation to 1: 1, the foals were counted, the "Roma" was another chance, and that avenged himself.
In stoppage time, the foals beat by super striker Thuram, 2: 1, screech alarm among the fans. Gladbach had played the Roman as in the first leg in injury time the goal-prank.
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