The official website for European football

Germany round-up: Further woe for Mönchengladbach

Published: Sunday 16 February 2003, 21.52CET
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach slipped further into trouble with a home defeat by Hertha BSC Berlin.

UEFA.com features

Take a bow Bale and El Haddadi
  • Take a bow Bale and El Haddadi
  • Road to the semi-finals
  • Bayern and Madrid's classic 2012 semi-final
  • Banga making a noise in Lithuania
  • Gustavsson: Tyresö still chasing their dream
  • Kellermann explains Wolfsburg rise
  • Madrid and Barcelona spurred on by Copa history
  • Unbeaten Sparta aim to go all the way
  • Steaua have to start again
  • Omens against holders in German derby
1 of 10
Published: Sunday 16 February 2003, 21.52CET

Germany round-up: Further woe for Mönchengladbach

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach slipped further into trouble with a home defeat by Hertha BSC Berlin.

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach slipped deeper into relegation trouble with a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Hertha BSC Berlin in the 1. Bundesliga.

First-half strikes
The home side could have moved out of the drop zone with a win, but two first-half goals by Brazilian striker Alex Alves put the visitors in complete control and gave Hertha an advantage they never looked like letting slip.

Relegation worries
The result moved Hertha up two places in the table to seventh spot, while Mönchengladbach slipped to second bottom in the standings after FC Energie Cottbus’ 3-0 home win against Hannover 96.

Late goals
Energie began the day in bottom place and both sides struggled for more than an hour to break the deadlock in the Freundschaft stadium. However, three goals in the last 16 minutes from defender Vragel da Silva, midfield player Laurentiu-Aurelian Reghecampf and striker Marko Topic secured a crucial win for the home side, who moved up two places to 16th. Hannover’s afternoon was worsened when German striker Fredi Bobic was dismissed for dissent in the final minute of the match.

Last updated: 18/02/03 10.09CET

Results

Standings

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=54325.html#germany+round+further+monchengladbach

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.