Joe Scally continued his fine season with Borussia Monchengladbach as he assisted on a goal to help them victory over VfL Bochum.
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 Bochum
Borussia Monchengladbach scored their goals in the first half and did what was necessary to hold on for the win over VfL Bochum at Borussia Park.
Joe Scally went the distance for the Foals as he completed 69 percent of his passes, won two aerial battles, had one shot, and made two complete passes.
After coming off a massive 5-0 win over all-conquering Bayern Munich in the German Cup, ‘Gladbach was hoping that confidence could carry over to league action. It did so as they gave their supporters more joy to cap off the week.
The hosts got things going 12 minutes into the contest when Scally was given all the time in the world to send a perfect cross into the area to an unmarked Alassane Plea to head home.
The Foals doubled their lead in the 40th minute when Plea held the ball up before playing it to Jonas Hofmann to hammer as it ricocheted off the frame.
The hosts were on their way to a shutout, but Bochum got themselves a consolation goal in the 86th minute when Danny Blum put away a free-kick.
Monchengladbach now sits in 10th place in the standings with 14 points.
In other Bundesliga action, John Brooks went the distance for Wolfsburg as they finally snapped their four-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Chris Richards came off the bench to play six minutes for Hoffenheim in their 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin.
Julian Green played 71 minutes and Timothy Tillman came on to replace him for the final 19 minutes of the game as Greuther Furth’s woeful Bundesliga campaign continued with a 3-1 loss to Freiburg.
Both Timothy Chandler and Tyler Adams watched on from the bench for their teams as Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig played out a 1-1 draw.
After playing his first minutes for the senior team last week, Lennard Maloney had a spot on the bench as Borussia Dortmund sealed a 2-0 win over FC Cologne.
In the 2. Bundesliga, Ryan Malone came on to play seven minutes in Hansa Rostock’s 2-1 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Both Justin Butler and Jann George were on the benches for their teams as Jahn Regensburg came away the victors in a 3-0 win over Ingolstadt.
Down in the 3. Liga, Terrence Boyd scored what would be the game-winner for Hallescher FC in their 2-1 win over Duisburg.
Kevin Lankford played 72 minutes to help Wehen Wiesbaden to a 2-1 win over Eintracht Braunschweig.
Mael Corboz played the final three minutes for Verl while Andrew Wooten watched on from the bench as his Osnabruck teammates squeaked by with a 2-1 win.
Bryang Kayo saw no action for Viktoria Berlin as they moved the standings with a win over Borussia Dortmund II by a 2-1 scoreline.
Maxmilian Dietz was lucky to stay on the bench as Freiburg II was humiliated by 1860 Munich in a 6-0 defeat.
Johan Gomez and Zwickau did not play at the weekend as their game with Havelse was postponed.