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April 23, 2011 5:30 PM BST
Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK — Mönchengladbach
Referee:‬ W. Stark‎
Attendance:‬ 54057‎
 

Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 Borussia Dortmund: Idrissou strike stuns leaders

Borussia Monchengladbach upset rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, keeping alive their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Bundesliga at the end of the season

By Clark Whitney

Bundesliga: Borussia M'gladbach - Borussia Dortmund, Reus, Hummels (Getty Images)
Martin Rose
Monchengladbach earned a tremendous upset victory over rivals Dortmund on Saturday, their 1-0 win being enough to keep alive their hopes of avoiding relegation. Mohamadou Idrissou scored the only goal of the game in the 35th minute; the result also ended Dortmund's hopes of setting a new points record for a Bundesliga campaign.

The visitors started off well and Mario Gotze had a brilliant effort from distance tipped over the bar in the 10th minute before Marc-Andre ter Stegen did well to to parry a Neven Subotic free kick wide. BVB were made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal, as Gladbach started to show their teeth. Marco Reus' sliding volley slipped just wide of the post in the 27th minute, but the hosts got their goal not long thereafter as Idrissou fought off Neven Subotic and produced an thundrous finish.

Dortmund would have deserved a goal and twice had clear chances, but Robert Lewandowski's chipped effort was cleared off the line, and the Polish forward then had his effort blocked by Ter Stegen after some clever work by the impressive Gotze.

After the half-time break, Gladbach were content with their lead and it took some time for the visitors to find their rhythm. Mats Hummels flashed a header wide of his own goal in the 65th minute, but afterward, BVB began to look much better going forward. In the 68th minute, Gotze took the ball off his chest and brilliantly volleyed  from distance, but his shot rebounded off the crossbar. With a quarter hour left, Marcel Schmelzer fired a daisy cutter on goal, but the outstanding Ter Stegen managed to tip the ball around the right post.

Following Saturday's game, Dortmund remain five points clear of Leverkusen in first place and are still well positioned to win the Bundesliga title. The three points have provided a huge boost to Gladbach, who advance to 17th in the table, surpassing St Pauli.

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Borussia Mönchengladbach

1
3.00
3
Filip Daems
Defender
2.50
4
Roel Brouwers
Defender
3.00
39
Martin Stranzl
Defender
3.00
24
Tony Jantschke
Midfielder
2.50
18
2.50
33
Roman Neustädter
Midfielder
2.50
7
Patrick Herrmann
Midfielder
62′
2.50
16
3.00
11
Marco Reus
Striker
85′
3.50
25
3.00

Borussia Dortmund

2.50
1
2.00
29
1.50
15
2.00
4
2.00
26
2.00
19
2.00
8
3.00
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
2.50
6
2.00
16
2.00
9

Substitutes

33
0.00
20
0.00
-
Michael Fink
Midfielder
0.00
19
0.00
40
0.00
14
Thorben Marx
Midfielder
62′
2.50
29
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
20
0.00
5
0.00
-
Dede
Defender
0.00
7
Markus Feulner
Midfielder
2.00
35
2.00
19
L. Barrios
Striker
64′
0.00
9

Coach/Manager

-
0.00

Coach/Manager

0.00
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Dortmund
15 5