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Borussia-Park (ATT 48,500) 19th April 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: D Drees

M'gladbach Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Augsburg FC Augsburg

M'gladbach 1

F Daems (pen 27)


FC Augsburg 0

K Vogt (S/O 26)

Borussia claim narrow win

Last Updated: 20/04/13 12:14am

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Filip Daems sends the keeper the wrong way

Filip Daems sends the keeper the wrong way

Borussia Monchengladbach moved above Eintracht Frankfurt into sixth place thanks to a 1-0 win over 10-man Augsburg.

A red card for Kevin Vogt in the 26th minute, and a goal scored from the resulting penalty by Filip Daems, were enough to earn the Foals all three points and take them into a qualifying berth for the Champions League.

Augsburg, meanwhile, remain three points adrift of safety with one game fewer to play this season, making their Bundesliga future look bleaker.

With Gladbach needing the points to boost their chances of playing in Europe next season, and Augsburg desperate to get out of the bottom three, there were no thoughts on either side of sitting back and settling for a point.

The action was hectic and, at times, a bit over the top with neither team shirking the challenge.

The first yellow card arrived after 16 minutes as the referee tried to put a lid on the aggression.

A foul by Vogt on Mlapa in the 26th minute got a double punishment with the Augsburg defender shown a red card and a penalty awarded for the home side.

Daems stepped up and slotted the ball in low into the bottom corner to put Gladbach in front.

Augsburg reorganised with Dominik Reinhardt coming on for Tobias Werner and there was clearly no way they were going to accept defeat without a fight, even with a man down.

Gladbach, on the other hand, settled into their habitual counter-attacking system, allowing Augsburg to come at them while knowing the gaps to hit them on the break would be even greater with an extra man.

Juan Arango and Patrick Herrmann were proving to be too wasteful with the ball, though, as chance after chance to land a telling blow were passed up on negligently.

Nevertheless, the Bavarians rarely posed a threat to Marc-Andre ter Stegen's goal.

Granit Xhaka wasted a hat-trick of late chances as Gladbach failed to add to their solitary goal, which was still worth three points and a place inside the top six.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 23 58
2 Wolfsburg 23 50
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 40
4 Bayer Leverkusen 23 36
5 Schalke 23 35
6 FC Augsburg 23 35
7 Hoffenheim 23 33
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 31
9 Werder Bremen 23 30
10 Borussia Dortmund 23 28
11 Hannover 96 23 27
12 Mainz 23 25
13 Cologne 23 25
14 Hertha Berlin 23 24
15 Hamburg 23 24
16 SC Paderborn 07 23 23
17 SC Freiburg 23 22
18 Stuttgart 23 19