Costa, the clipper

Please quite friendly: In the classic between Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach it was extremely fair. Douglas Costa first landed on the square, then with the smartphone. All important to the game.

Initial situation: It is so fast. A week ago, after the 2: 2 against Frankfurt every Bayern fan suddenly back in Guardiola times, then the Munich won against a weak team from Eindhoven 4: 1. Gladbach’s attackers Lars Stindl and André Hahn missed a 2-0 defeat against Hamburg, then met both the 2-0 win at Celtic Glasgow. The Champions League as a lightning cure for defeated Bundesliga players.

The constellations
Munich: New – Rafinha, Martínez, Hummels, Alaba – Alonso – Thiago, Vidal – Robben, Lewandowski, Costa
Mönchengladbach: summer basket, Vestergaard, Elvedi – Johnson, Kramer, Strobl, Wendt – Hofmann – Stindl, Hahn

Result: 2: 0 (2: 0) for the Bayern.

The first half: Jérôme Boateng, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller sat on the bench, Philipp Lahm at home on the sofa. Even without these stars, the Munichers did pretty much what they wanted. Gladbach also seemed to have nothing against it, at least the Borussia did not disturb the opponents. Thus, Arturo Vidal (16 minutes) and Douglas Costa (31) came close from the goal without Gladbach’s defenders.

The second half: Gladbach noticed the efforts to free itself from the shock of the first 45 minutes. The defense now played as a five-man chain and moved forward, the Munich attackers were a bit bolder. That did not lead to a balanced part, but made Bayern a little bit heavier. The best chance of the second half had with André Hahn actually a Gladbacher, but more than a Pfostentreffer was no longer in it for the Borussia.

Statistics of the game: That the Bayern are fouled more often, than they foulen themselves, is Bundesliga everyday. Against Gladbach, however, the Munich team managed a new best performance – a first half without their own foul. Borussia played so well that the Munichers were never compelled to rush or pulled on the jersey of the opponent. In the second half, only three fouls came together.

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