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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Lars Stindl (8')
  • Raffael (35')
  • Christoph Kramer (44')

Three and easy for Borussia Monchengladbach as Wolfsburg continue to struggle

Wolfsburg's Bundesliga survival hopes suffered another setback after an emphatic 3-0 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bruno Labbadia's Wolves, who are in serious danger of contesting the relegation play-off for a second successive season, fell behind inside eight minutes when Gladbach captain Lars Stindl smashed home via a post.
The eighth-placed hosts still have a chance of qualifying for the Europa League and they doubled their advantage 10 minutes before half-time through a half-volley from veteran Brazilian Raffael after Jonas Hofmann's initial effort was saved by Koen Casteels.
And the hosts, thrashed 5-1 at champions Bayern Munich last weekend, wrapped up the three points nine minutes later when Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer curled home a quick free-kick while goalkeeper Casteels was lining up a wall.
Struggling Wolfsburg, who have won just five times all season, remain above the relegation play-off place - currently occupied by Freiburg - on goal difference.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 18 +27 45
2 Bayern Munich 18 +20 39
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 18 +19 36
4 RB Leipzig 18 +13 31
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 +13 30
6 VfL Wolfsburg 18 +4 28
7 Hertha Berlin 18 +1 27
8 TSG Hoffenheim 18 +7 25
9 Werder Bremen 18 0 25
10 Bayer Leverkusen 18 -4 24
11 Mainz 18 -4 24
12 Schalke 04 18 -3 21
13 SC Freiburg 18 -6 21
14 Fortuna Düsseldorf 18 -13 21
15 FC Augsburg 18 -5 15
16 VfB Stuttgart 18 -24 14
17 Hannover 96 18 -19 11
18 Nurnberg 18 -26 11