Joe Scally was in the thick of the action for Borussia Monchengladbach as they notched their first victory of the Bundesliga season with a comfortable win over Arminia Bielefeld on a weekend when most of the returning U.S. internationals were rested or came off the bench.
Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 Arminia Bielefeld
Borussia Monchengladbach finally earned their first three points of the season as they came away with the win over Arminia Bielefeld at Borussia Park.
Joe Scally started at right wingback for the Foals in a 3-5-2 formation and played the full 90 minutes, completing 85 percent of his pass, taking one shot, and earning a yellow card.
The hosts opened the scoring in the 35th minute through their captain Lars Stindl with a long-range strike that took a deflection before hitting the back of the net.
However, Bielefeld leveled the score in first-half stoppage time through Masaya Okugawa. There was a call for offside by the assistant referee, but it would be overruled.
Entering the second half and ‘Gladbach was in a fight as the visitors pressed to find another goal.
But it would be the hosts who retook the lead in the 69th minute as Stindl bagged his second goal of the day with a header.
They put the game to bed three minutes later when they hit Bielefeld on the counter-attack and Denis Zakaria finished it over with a strike from just inside the area.
Borussia Monchengladbach has now moved up to 11th place in the standings with four points.
In other Bundesliga action, Chris Richards and Hoffenheim had a tough time as they fell at home in a 2-0 defeat to Mainz.
Julian Green played 60 minutes and Timothy Tillman had a spot on the bench for Greuther Furth while John Brooks came to play the final 17 minutes as Wolfsburg remained undefeated following their 2-0 win.
Tyler Adams did not see any action for RB Leipzig as Jesse Marsch’s team was thrashed by defending champions Bayern Munich 4-1.
In the 2. Bundesliga, Jalen Hawkins played the final nine minutes for Ingolstadt in their 3-0 loss to Werder Bremen.
Down in the 3. Liga, Lennart Maloney went the distance for Borussia Dortmund II in their 2-0 loss to Magdeburg.
Terrence Boyd started but took an early shower as he was sent in Hallescher’s 1-1 draw with 1860 Munich.
Andrew Wooten played the final five minutes for Osnabruck as they shared the points with Eintracht Braunschweig following a 2-2 draw.
Mael Corboz played the full 90 for Verl while Joe Gomez played 40 minutes for Zwickau as the former came away with the 3-1 win.
Bryang Kayo came on to play in stoppage time for Viktoria Berlin in their 3-1 win over Wehen Wiesbaden.