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Borussia-Park (ATT 50,206) 6th April 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Bastian Dankert

M'gladbach Borussia Monchengladbach vs Greuther Furth Greuther Furth

M'gladbach 1

L de Jong (74)

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Greuther Furth 0

M Zimmermann (S/O 66)

Gladbach remain in Euro hunt

Last Updated: 06/04/13 6:11pm

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Luuk de Jong (r) netted the game's only goal

Luuk de Jong (r) netted the game's only goal

Borussia Monchengladbach remained in the running for European football next season with an uninspiring 1-0 home win over 10-man Greuther Furth.

Luuk de Jong scored the only goal of the match in the 74th minute for Gladbach, eight minutes after Furth went a man down when Matthias Zimmermann was given a second yellow card.

Gladbach have lost just once in their last six matches to move to 41 points while last-placed Furth have not won in eight matches to remain on 15 points - nine points from the relegation play-off spot.

There was little quality attacking play although Patrick Herrmann's long-range shot from the left went just over the bar in the 32nd minute for Gladbach.

The hosts went close again three minutes later but Juan Arango's attempt went wide right.

And Herrmann put another attempt just over the bar from 19 yards four minutes from the break.

Gladbach had a series of chances shortly after the re-start with Herrmann shooting just over the bar, Amin Younes then followed suit and Furth goalkeeper Wolfgang Hesl kept out De Jong a minute later.

The visitors nearly went ahead in the 53rd minute but Edgar Prib's shot on the counter attack went just inches past the right post.

Furth then went a man down after 66 minutes as Zimmermann received two yellow cards in the space of five minutes.

Gladbach took advantage to go ahead in the 74th minute with De Jong letting Younes' pass go to Oscar Wendt, who crossed back to De Jong and the Dutchman hit home from seven yards.

Furth had one more chance in the 90th minute but Iler Azemi's header from 14 yards was narrowly wide.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 26 64
2 Wolfsburg 26 54
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 47
4 Bayer Leverkusen 26 45
5 Schalke 26 39
6 FC Augsburg 26 38
7 Hoffenheim 26 37
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 34
9 Werder Bremen 26 34
10 Borussia Dortmund 26 33
11 Mainz 26 30
12 Cologne 26 30
13 Hertha Berlin 26 29
14 Hannover 96 26 27
15 SC Freiburg 26 25
16 Hamburg 26 25
17 SC Paderborn 07 26 24
18 Stuttgart 26 23