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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 Bayern Munich 34 +68 82
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +43 69
3 RB Leipzig 34 +44 66
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +26 65
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 63
6 TSG Hoffenheim 34 0 52
7 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +2 49
8 SC Freiburg 34 +1 48
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 -1 45
10 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 41
11 FC Union Berlin 34 -17 41
12 Schalke 04 34 -20 39
13 Mainz 34 -21 37
14 FC Cologne 34 -18 36
15 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
16 Werder Bremen 34 -27 31
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -31 30
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 -37 20