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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 34 90
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 71
3 Schalke 34 64
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 Wolfsburg 34 60
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 55
7 Mainz 34 53
8 FC Augsburg 34 52
9 Hoffenheim 34 44
10 Hannover 96 34 42
11 Hertha Berlin 34 41
12 Werder Bremen 34 39
13 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 36
14 SC Freiburg 34 36
15 Stuttgart 34 32
16 Hamburg 34 27
17 FC Nurnberg 34 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 25