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Borussia-Park (ATT 53,379) 7th February 2014 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: F Meyer

M'gladbach Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen

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Gladbach beaten by Leverkusen

Last Updated: 08/02/14 8:15pm

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Lars Bender tries to tackle Raffael

Lars Bender tries to tackle Raffael

Borussia Monchengladbach succumbed to their second home defeat in a row and could lose further ground on the top four in the Bundesliga as Bayer Leverkusen kept up their pursuit of Bayern Munich at the top with a 1-0 win.

Heung-Min Son's goal midway through the second half was enough for Leverkusen to move to within 10 points of Bayern, who face Nurnberg on Saturday, and become only the second side after Bayern to win in Monchengladbach.

The hosts, who dropped only two points inside their Borussia Park Stadion in the entire first half of the season, let another three slip to remain a point behind Schalke, who are in action on Sunday.

Gladbach started the game better and a Patrick Herrmann volley tested Bernd Leno.

Max Kruse had a shot deflected over as only the home side did any attacking at all until five minutes before the interval.

Stefan Kiessling saw Leverkusen's first shot of the night saved by Marc- Andre ter Stegen before Son blazed a shot over from 25 yards.

Gladbach continued to set the tone of the game in the second half, but after losing possession cheaply in their own half, Leverkusen broke.

Sidney Sam squared for Son, who was given too much room on the edge of the area to curl his shot beyond a forlorn ter Stegen.

The hosts responded well and threw caution to the wind, although they did not get any closer than a Juan Arango effort which Leno pushed away to safety.

It was Lucien Favre's 100th game in charge of Gladbach, but not one he will look back on fondly.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 16 42
2 Wolfsburg 15 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen 15 24
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 15 24
5 FC Augsburg 16 24
6 Schalke 15 23
7 Hoffenheim 15 23
8 Hannover 96 16 23
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 15 21
10 Cologne 16 19
11 Mainz 16 18
12 SC Paderborn 07 15 18
13 Hertha Berlin 15 17
14 Hamburg 16 16
15 Stuttgart 16 16
16 Borussia Dortmund 15 14
17 SC Freiburg 16 14
18 Werder Bremen 15 14