German Recap: John Brooks, Wolfsburg Blow Lead to Share Points With Borussia Monchengladbach

John Brooks and Wolfsburg started off well, but could not hold on as they were forced to share the points in a thriller with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg was in command early on, but Borussia Monchengladbach fought their way back to salvage a point in a thrilling game at Borussia Park.

It was not the best of games for John Brooks as he completed only 63 percent of his passes and won six battles in the contest. Joe Scally saw no action for ‘Gladbach.

In a game in which both teams needed the points to keep them clear away from the relegation zone, it turned out to be a wide-open contest.

Wolfsburg jumped out to an early lead after six minutes when Bote Baku sent a low cross into the area from the right side for Jonas Wind to slot home from close range.

Sebastiaan Bornauw doubled the visitors’ lead in the 33rd minute when he headed in Maximilian Philipp’s corner kick.

Monchengladbach cut the deficit in the 42nd minute through Marcus Thuram. Alassane Plea’s lofted ball into the area found the Frenchman who headed it past the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Koen Casteels.

The hosts were on the hunt for the equalizer in the second half and Wolfsburg did its best to ward off any attack from them. However, they would find themselves a man down in the 70th minute when Maxence Lacroix was shown a red card for his foul on Thuram.

That gave the Foals hope for a goal and they got it in the 82nd minute when Breel Embolo headed in a cross from Plea.

The draw leaves Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund in 12th and 13 th place respectively in the standings.


In other Bundesliga action, Ricardo Pepi played 59 minutes as Augsburg settled for a 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund.

Tyler Adams played for an hour in RB Leipzig’s 1-0 win over Bochum.

Timothy Tillman played 57 minutes while Julian Green saw no action for Greuther Furth in their 1-1 draw with FC Cologne.

George Bello played the final 14 minutes for Arminia Bielefeld as they were decimated in a 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.

Justin Che was on the bench for Hoffenheim in their 2-1 win over Stuttgart.

Tim Chandler watched on as Eintracht Frankfurt went down in a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Ryan Malone went the distance for Hansa Rostock in their 2-0 defeat to Nurnberg.

Nicolas Carrera was on the bench as Holstein Kiel was beaten by Hannover by a 2-0 scoreline.

Down in the 3. Liga, Lennard Maloney and Borussia Dortmund II were pipped by Wehen Wiesbaden in a 3-2 defeat.

Mael Corboz and Verl could not hold on to their lead as they fell to Kaiserslautern in a 2-1 loss.

Johan Gomez played the first half for Zwickau in their 3-1 loss to 1860 Munich.

Justin Butler played the final five minutes for Waldhof Mannheim in their 2-1 win over Hallescher.

Maximillian Dietz was on the bench for Freiburg II’s 2-0 win over Viktoria Berlin.

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