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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Philipp Lienhart (32')
  • Vincenzo Grifo (49' PEN)
  • Breel Embolo (23')
  • Alassane Pléa (50')

Plea rocket helps Gladbach to seal 2-2 draw at Freiburg

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Monchengladbach drop points in draw vs. Freiburg (1:56)

Borussia Monchengladbach have to share the points in a 2-2 draw vs. Freiburg. Watch Bundesliga on ESPN+. (1:56)

Borussia Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea blasted in a second-half equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw against Freiburg in an entertaining Bundesliga clash at the Schwarzwald Stadium on Saturday.

Plea's superb effort from distance to level the contest came almost immediately after Italian winger Vincenzo Grifo had fired in a penalty awarded to hosts Freiburg for a foul on Lucas Hoeler to make it 2-1 in the 49th minute.

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Swiss striker Breel Embolo had given Gladbach the lead in the 23rd minute with a left-footed finish for his first league goal of the season after Hoeler had struck the post at the other end.

Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer then produced a fine save to deny Grifo, but Freiburg made it 1-1 from the resultant corner when Philipp Lienhart headed in from point-blank range after an overhead kick from Baptiste Santamaria.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 23 +35 52
2 RB Leipzig 23 +23 50
3 VfL Wolfsburg 23 +18 45
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 +14 42
5 Borussia Dortmund 23 +17 39
6 Bayer Leverkusen 23 +15 37
7 FC Union Berlin 23 +10 34
8 SC Freiburg 23 +2 34
9 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 +4 33
10 VfB Stuttgart 23 +8 32
11 TSG Hoffenheim 23 -3 27
12 Werder Bremen 22 -6 26
13 FC Augsburg 23 -12 26
14 FC Cologne 23 -20 21
15 Hertha Berlin 23 -16 18
16 Arminia Bielefeld 22 -23 18
17 Mainz 23 -21 17
18 Schalke 04 23 -45 9