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Borussia-Park (ATT 39,000) 28th November 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Robert Hartmann

M'gladbach Borussia Monchengladbach vs Wolfsburg Wolfsburg

M'gladbach 2

J Arango (11)
T Jantschke (44)

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Gladbach halt Wolfsburg revival

Last Updated: 28/11/12 9:44pm

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Tony Jantschke: Added a second for the hosts

Tony Jantschke: Added a second for the hosts

Borussia Monchengladbach halted struggling Wolfsburg's recent revival with a 2-0 victory in their Bundesliga clash.

The Wolves came into the game with seven points from nine which had moved them clear of the bottom three.

But they fell behind after 11 minutes thanks to Juan Arango's fine volley and Tony Jantschke's close-range finish shortly before half-time gave them some breathing space.

The Wolves were second best throughout and Bas Dost's late effort against the outside of a post was as close as they came to pulling one back.

The hosts went in front in some style, Arango volleying the ball into the right corner from 22 yards.

At the other end Makoto Hasebe saw a header parried by Gladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Diego sent a free-kick inches wide of the left post.

But the Foals were looking more threatening and - more importantly - taking their chances, and they doubled their lead just before the break.

A corner from Havard Nordtveit was headed on by Arango and Jantschke stabbed the ball home at the far post.

Gladbach started the second half strongly and visiting goalkeeper Diego Benaglio was forced to save from Patrick Herrmann, Nordtveit and Lukas Rupp in the opening five minutes.

Wolfsburg refused to throw in the towel, though, and pushed forward as the half wore on, looking for a way back into the match.

But Dost fired their best chance against the outside of a post as the Wolves' three-match unbeaten run came to an end.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15