Bundesliga 2019/20: Borussia Monchengladbach vs Fortuna Düsseldorf - tactical analysis tactics

Ahead of this game, Marco Rose’s team got seven points out of their first four games. Their only loss was in the game against RB Leipzig which are after the fifth matchday in the first position of the Bundesliga. It was clear that Borussia Monchengladbach would need some time to adapt to the ideas of their new coach and so the start into the Bundesliga season was as expected.

However, their 4-0 loss against the Austrian team Wolfsberger AC on the first matchday in the Europa League came out of nowhere and shocked many football fans. In light of this, it was interesting to see the reaction of Rose’s team in the game against Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Friedhelm Funkel’s team, on the other hand, got four points out of their first four games and were in a comfortable 11th position. Last season Düsseldorf was able to win one of the two matches in the Bundesliga against Gladbach, but they lost the other one.

This tactical analysis will look at both teams’ tactics and how Gladbach was able to get away with a 2-1 victory after a thrilling closing phase.

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