Borussia M’gladbach – Schalke 04
Borussia M’gladbach welcomes Schalke 04 in a match from the third round of the German Bundesliga. Let’s take a look at this clash in the city of Monchengladbach.
Borussia M’gladbach began the new season with a 2-0 win at home against Bayer Leverkusen, which was followed by a 1-1 draw away from home against Augsburg. Michael Gregoritsch opened the score for Augsburg, but Alassane Plea managed to save the point for M’gladbach, coming off the bench at half-time.
After making some interesting transfers during the summer, Borussia M’gladbach’s goal this season is a return to the European competition. Qualifying for Europa League would be good, but getting a ticket for the Champions League would be even better, of course.
Schalke 04 had a very successful last season in the Bundesliga, finishing second after the champion Bayern Munich. But the way Schalke began the new season is just disastrious.
The Royal Blues are still without a point after the first two rounds. In their first game Schalke suffered a 1-2 loss during the visit to Wolfsburg, which was followed by a 0-2 loss at home against Hertha BSC. After the successful previous season, nobody really expected such a poor start by Schalke. But, of course, they still have enough time to bounce back and get back on their feet.
This is what’s happening with Borussia M’gladbach and Schalke 04 after the first two rounds of the new season. These two teams are performing in a very opposite way so far. M’gladbach are unbeaten and in the Top 5 of the Bundesliga standings, while Schalke are still without a single point. Can the Royal Blues recover from their poor form in the first two rounds? It won’t be easy for them, because it’s always difficult to play in Monchengladbach.