Coach Marco Rose returns to his old place of work: With RB Leipzig he plays at Borussia Mönchengladbach, is whistled at by the fans and concedes a surprisingly rough bankruptcy with his team. But Leipzig is on the verge of the next explosive personal coup.
Marco Rose suffered his first Bundesliga defeat with RB Leipzig on his explosive return to Borussia Park. In the top game, which was overlaid by the "Causa Max Eberl", the DFB Cup winner Borussia Mönchengladbach lost 0:3 (0:2) and initially lost sight of the top positions after the 7th matchday. National player Jonas Hofmann (10th/35th) and Ramy Bensebaini (53rd) shot the ice-cold hosts in front of 50,186 spectators to their first win after three games without three points.
For Rose, who was greeted with whistles and insults at his ex-club, it was the second defeat in the third game as RB coach. Borussia, on the other hand, was satisfied. "You can play football against Leipzig. We had really good ball phases, especially in the first half," said Kramer on the Sky microphone, "then you realize that they are also prone to making mistakes at the back." However, he also took a position on the other, the unpleasant topic of the evening: "I don't share the hatred of many people at all. I know that it's part of the business and that unfortunately it always takes on a certain dynamic, but I don't join it "said the 2014 world champion on Sky: "Marco Rose as a trainer and as a person is outstanding."
Leipzig and Gladbach will also be in lively exchange after the direct duel. In the forthcoming international break, an agreement is expected to change the long-time Gladbach sporting director Eberl to RB. "It's not that far anymore, we're on the home straight," said RB managing director Oliver Mintzlaff before the game on Sky. Nothing will happen at the weekend. But: "I hope that we will have a final decision in the next few days," said Mintzlaff.
The home spectators whistled at the guests in possession of the ball in the early stages with whistles. Eberl (with posters) and Rose (with songs) were badly insulted. The stadium announcer even warned the fans in the curve to take down a poster, otherwise referee Patrick Ittrich would interrupt the game. It said: "A son-of-a-bitch association only hires sons of a bitch." Eberl had always harshly criticized the RB construct from the Red Bull cosmos during his time in Mönchengladbach.
When it comes to such insults on banners, he has a "relatively short leash," Ittrich said afterwards, "we have to take relatively clear action against such things. Here are children in the stadium, here are people who want to see football. To use this area to trumpeting insulting statements - that has to stop." He is "not the biggest fan in the direction of RB Leipzig either," said Kramer, "but pure hatred does not belong on any sports field and not in our world, so it was absolutely right to take down the poster."
Coach Daniel Farke's Gladbach players, on the other hand, concentrated on football, and they did so successfully. Nico Elvedi tested RB goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi with a header (9th), shortly afterwards the Hungarian also fended off Marcus Thuram's header - but right in front of Hofmann's feet, who dusted off from a short distance. Leipzig recovered quickly and initially took control of the game. However, Josko Gvardiol (15th) and Andre Silva (25th) missed good opportunities. The Gladbach defensive wobbled a bit.
The offensive, on the other hand, worked brilliantly. After national player David Raum lost the ball, Thuram sprinted towards the guest goal and hung up at the right moment for the cool Hofmann. The international had already scored a brace in the most recent clash with RB in May. With Timo Werner, who was initially rotated from the starting XI as one of four RB players compared to the 2-0 defeat at Real Madrid, RB started after the break. However, Gladbach remained dangerous. The extremely strong Hofmann failed at Gulacsi (53rd). Shortly thereafter, Bensebaini lobbed coolly over the RB goalkeeper from a very short distance. Rose took the next low blow almost motionless.