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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 14 +25 36
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 +17 29
3 Bayern Munich 14 +10 27
4 RB Leipzig 14 +11 25
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +13 23
6 Hertha Berlin 14 +2 23
7 TSG Hoffenheim 14 +9 22
8 Werder Bremen 14 +1 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 0 19
10 Mainz 14 -2 19
11 Bayer Leverkusen 14 -5 18
12 SC Freiburg 14 -3 17
13 Schalke 04 14 -5 14
14 FC Augsburg 14 -3 13
15 Nurnberg 14 -19 11
16 VfB Stuttgart 14 -20 11
17 Hannover 96 14 -13 10
18 Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 -18 9