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Mönchengladbach lose ground in title race

Published: Sunday 4 March 2012, 19.42CET
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach's title aspirations were dealt a major blow as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at 1. FC Nürnberg, while TSG 1899 Hoffenheim were held 1-1 by 1. FC Köln.

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Published: Sunday 4 March 2012, 19.42CET

Mönchengladbach lose ground in title race

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach's title aspirations were dealt a major blow as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at 1. FC Nürnberg, while TSG 1899 Hoffenheim were held 1-1 by 1. FC Köln.

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach squandered the chance to go second in the Bundesliga and close the gap on leaders Borussia Dortmund after a 1-0 defeat at 1. FC Nürnberg.

In a game of few chances, Albert Bunjaku came off the bench to settle matters with three minutes remaining. It was the Switzerland striker's opening goal of the season and condemned Mönchengladbach to their first defeat of 2012. Lucien Favre's side remain third, eight points behind Dortmund with a vastly inferior goal difference, while Nürnberg climbed to ninth.

Elsewhere, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim made it five Bundesliga games unbeaten with a 1-1 draw against 1. FC Köln. Defender Marvin Compper looked sure to have sealed all three points for the hosts, before Lukas Podolski snatched a late equaliser for Köln nine minutes from time.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.00CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 15/03/2012 18:14 CET

04/03/2012

HoffenheimHoffenheim1-1KölnKöln

Compper 33

Podolski 81

Venue: Sinsheim

04/03/2012

NürnbergNürnberg1-0MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Bunjaku 87

Venue: Nürnberg

03/03/2012

DortmundDortmund2-1MainzMainz

Błaszczykowski 26, Kagawa 77

Zidan 74

Venue: Dortmund

03/03/2012

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-0BayernBayern

Kiessling 79, Bellarabi 90

Venue: Leverkusen

03/03/2012

HannoverHannover2-2AugsburgAugsburg

Haggui 33, Diouf 69

Bellinghausen 12, Callsen-Bracker 89 (penalty)

Venue: Hannover

03/03/2012

FreiburgFreiburg2-1SchalkeSchalke

Freis 18, Caligiuri 66 (penalty)

Pukki 72

Venue: Freiburg

03/03/2012

HamburgHamburg0-4StuttgartStuttgart

Ibišević 23, Kuzmanović 31 (penalty), 47 (penalty), Harnik 90

Venue: Hamburg

03/03/2012

HerthaHertha1-0BremenBremen

Rukavytsya 62

Venue: Berlin

03/03/2012

KaiserslauternKaiserslautern0-0WolfsburgWolfsburg

Venue: Kaiserslautern

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