Borussia Moenchengladbach 3 – Bayern Munich 1


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Borussia Moenchengladbach striker MIKE HANKE (19), the 28-year-old veteran who has earned 12 caps and scored one goal for Deutschland over the course of his career to date, dribbles the ball ahead of Bayern Munich’s Germany World Cup midfielder BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER during the important Bundesliga match at Borussia Park in North Rhine-Westphalia.
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1/20/12
Bundesliga
Spieltag # 18

3 – BORUSSIA MOENCHENGLADBACH —— Reus 11′, Hermann 41′, 72′
1 – BAYERN MUNICH ———————————- Schweinsteiger 76′

An early goal conceded incredibly cheap opened the floodgates for three strikes unanswered for the home side as BORUSSIA MONECHENGLADBACH saw off Bundesliga Herbstmeister BAYERN MUNICH 3-1 in the first round of domestic play since the end of the annual Winterpause.

A shockingly inept clearance from Germany first choice goalkeeper MANUEL NEUER gifted fellow national team constituent MARCO REUS, on his way to Borussia Dortmund at the conclusion of the 2011/12 campaign for a reported transfer fee of 17.5 million Euros, his 11th goal for die Fohlen in the Bundesliga this term in only the eleventh minute of the contest. Youth team product and Germany U-21 international PATRICK HERMANN, the 20-year-old who had netted three goals in fourteen league matches before the traditional winter break, added a crucial second goal for Borussia with only four minutes to go before the halftime whistle. Later, a clever feed from Reus would allow Hermann to dribble around Neuer and tack on his second goal of the match in the 72nd minute.

Germany World Cup midfielder BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER, making his first Bundesliga appearance in nearly three months after breaking his collarbone in the UEFA Champions League clash with Italian Serie A side SSC Napoli earlier this past fall, pulled a goal back for Bayern Munich with less than a quarter of an hour to go. Not enough, however, to prevent the Bavarians’ three-point lead at the top of the German table from quickly evaporating as Dortmund errupted for five goals in Hamburg over the weekend. Hopefully, though, Schweinsteiger’s fifth goal of the season in all competitions will prove to be a harbinger of good things to come over the second half of Bayern Munich’s campaign.

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Belgium international DANIEL VAN BUYTEN of Bayern Munich, who has scored four goals in a baker’s dozen Bundesliga matches this term, suffered a fractured metatarsil in the clash with Borussia Moenchengladbach that will require surgery and mandate a long spell on the injury list for the 31-year-old veteran defender.
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BORUSSIA MOENCHENGLADBACH : ter Stegen – Jantschke, Stranzl, Brouwers, Daems – Nordtveit, Neustaedter – Hermann (Marx 89), Arango – Reus (Leckie 90′), Hanke (de Camargo 82)

BAYERN MUNICH : Neuer – Boateng (Rafinha 66′), van Buyten (Luiz Gustavo 76′), Badstuber, Lahm – Tymoshchuk (Alaba 57), Schweinsteiger – Robben, Mueller, Kroos – Gomez

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  1. Matt

    That game made me sick to my stomach… The saddest part is… if BM keep playing this well… they will qualify for a CL spot and then sell all their top players and will be garbage in the competition next year… I hate that

    • LOOSE CANNON

      Yeah, Borussia are definitely looking to boost their financial fortunes. There is no question about that. And it has resulting side effects.