Joe Scally would put the final nail in the coffin for Borussia Monchengladbach as his stoppage-time goal helped them to the win over John Brooks and Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg 1-3 Borussia Monchengladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach hit two early goals and didn’t look back as they came away with all three points in their win over Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena.
Joe Scally went the distance for the Foals as he completed 59 percent of his passes, won three aerial battles along with his goal. John Brooks, who will be missing from the U.S. men’s national team’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers, played the entire second half for Wolfsburg, completing 85 percent of his passes and winning one aerial battle.
It only took the visitors five minutes to open the scoring as Breel Embolo nailed an insane bicycle kick that saw the ball hit the back of the net. They followed that up two minutes later with another goal through Jonas Hofmann as Embolo kept the ball from crossing over the touchline to send a pass into the path of the German midfielder to score in the open goal.
Wolfsburg clawed their way back into the game in the 24th minute when Gianluca Waldschmidt pounced on a deflected shot to bury the ball in the goal.
The action would be back and forth in the second half as both teams tried for more goals. However, things would change for the host in the 76th minute when their center-back Maxence Lacroix would be sent off for a second yellow card.
The man advantage proved to be critical for ‘Gladbach as they got their insurance goal in the 95th minute through the 18-year-old American right-back. Yann Sommer sent the ball towards Scally and won the air battle to claim possession. From that point, he had a clear path towards the goal as he sped down the left flank. As soon as he was comfortable on the ball he sent his shot past Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels to guarantee his team the three points.
It was another positive win for Monchengladbach as they push their way up the standings to challenge for a European spot.
Borussia Monchengladbach sits in 10th place in the Bundesliga standings with 10 points, while Wolfsburg drops to fifth with 13 points.
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