Tag Archives: Lucien Favre

Late Xhaka Show Earms Mönchengladbach a Rheinderby Win

by Conor Garratt

A last-gasp Granit Xhaka header secured Borussia Mönchengladbach a 1-0 victory, and bragging rights, in the first Rheinderby with local rivals 1.FC Köln at Borussia-Park since 2012.  While the afternoon was marred somewhat by a pitch invasion from a small pocket of Köln fans at the end of the game, the picture of match-winner Xhaka […]

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Champions League Chasers: Can Augsburg and Gladbach upset the top 4 hierarchy?

by Stephen Linsley

With match day 21 on the horizon,the second half of the season is well underway, as is the fascinating scramble for 3rd and 4th places and the possibility of Champions League football. The past few seasons have seen four or five of Deutschland’s finest become custodians of the coveted top four positions in the Bundesliga, […]

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Schalke-Mönchengladbach Preview: A Tough Call at the Veltins

by Conor Garratt

The Bundesliga’s been back a matter of a week and already it’s hard to remember what that pesky Winterpause felt like – how did we last so long without football? Friday evening will play host to yet another exciting game in the German top flight, and indeed one of the key games of Matchday 20 […]

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The Rise of Christoph Kramer

by Luyang Syvanen

When Christoph Kramer’s name was included in Germany’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil, plenty of eyebrows were raised. Understandably so, as he was not even selected for Germany’s initial 30-man provisional squad, having only been promoted later by Jogi Löw for tactical purposes. Much like the case of tennis player Goran […]

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Bayern blanked by discliplined Gladbach

by Rick Joshua

The top of the table clash between FC Bayern and Borussia Mönchengladbach would prove to be just that – with both sides slugging it out but unable to provide a knockout blow in ninety minutes of pulsating football. This was a game that proved that a 0-0 stalemate can be exciting, and in a well-balanced […]

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Gladbach to be reckoned with header

Mönchengladbach: Foals to be reckoned with

by Adam Nilsson

I imagine that Lucien Favre was quite relieved to wake up on the morning after the transfer deadline day. No player from his team had been sold at the last minute, despite many rumors circulated about a couple of his Mönchengladbach players being on the radars of other European clubs. No transfers were made. I bet […]

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Season Preview 2014-2015: Borussia Mönchengladbach

by Eskender Tamrat

Nicknames: Die Fohlen (The Foals) Founded: 1 August 1900 Club colors: Green-black-white Primary Rivals: 1. FC Köln Fan Friendship: Liverpool F.C. Trophies: Bundesliga Champion (5): 1969-70, 1970-71, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77 DFB-Pokal Winner (3): 1959-60, 1972-73, 1994-95 UEFA Cup Winner (2): 1974-75, 1978-79 Stadium: Stadion im Borussia-Park (capacity: 54,047) (opened: 30 July, 2004) 2013-14 Finishes: Bundesliga: 6th (55 pts.) […]

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Juan Arango leaves ‘The Foals’ after five years

by Niklas Wildhagen

Many Bundesliga fans have been in awe of The Special Juan and his magical left foot. If ever the cliche of a player not being a great goal scorer, but a scorer of great goals, described a player accurately, it’d probably be applied to Arango. After five years of loyal service, the Venezuelan has chosen […]

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Bundesliga Coach Power Rankings: Winter Break Edition

by Randall Hauk

Happy New Year to the lovers of all things Bundesliga as well as the random curiosity seekers who stumble onto this while patrolling the internet for football discussion. And, of course, to my Mom, who reads what I write because that’s what moms do. With that out of the way, let’s get down to the […]

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Lucien Favre – The Architect behind the rise of the Foals

by Eskender Tamrat

The first five away games for Borussia Mönchengladbach, including a trip to Champions League participants Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen, couldn’t have gone any worse – only a single point was taken by the homesick club from a possible fifteen. But, became a thing of the past once Gladbach secured their first win on their […]

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