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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Denis Zakaria (2')
  • Patrick Herrmann (8', 13')
  • Alassane Pléa (39')
  • Breel Embolo (83')
  • Florian Niederlechner (80')

Gladbach fire five past Augsburg to go top of the Bundesliga

Borussia Monchengladbach fired five goals past a hapless Augsburg to win 5-1 and go top of the Bundesliga on Sunday while VfL Wolfsburg took over second place with their victory over Union Berlin.

Gladbach had scored three times by the 13th minute, including twice through Patrick Hermann and were up 4-0 before the visitors cut the deficit in the 80th minute.

Breel Embolo added a fifth for the hosts to lift them onto 16 points with their fourth straight league win.

"Coaches generally have something to be upset about but today I don't want to and don't have to do that," said Gladbach coach Marco Rose. "We did a lot of things right today. We took the right decisions with the ball, played a fantastic pressing game, were fluid and compact.

"The thing with having taken over the lead in the Bundesliga is that it is just a momentary snapshot."

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Monchengladbach 11 +13 25
2 RB Leipzig 11 +17 21
3 Bayern Munich 11 +13 21
4 SC Freiburg 11 +8 21
5 TSG Hoffenheim 11 +2 20
6 Borussia Dortmund 11 +8 19
7 Schalke 04 11 +6 19
8 Bayer Leverkusen 11 +2 18
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 11 +5 17
10 VfL Wolfsburg 11 +1 17
11 FC Union Berlin 11 -4 13
12 Hertha Berlin 11 -4 11
13 Fortuna Düsseldorf 11 -4 11
14 Werder Bremen 11 -6 11
15 FC Augsburg 11 -11 10
16 Mainz 11 -18 9
17 FC Cologne 11 -13 7
18 SC Paderborn 07 11 -15 4