Borussia Mönchengladbach have been the Bundesliga’s most consistent side so far this season, and are rightfully perched at the top of the table. Their only two losses have been against RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund, and their only draw against Schalke. Along with Bayern Munich, these teams are arguably their main rivals this year for the Meisterschale. However, outside of these games, they have won every league game, with this weekend’s 3-1 triumph over Werder Bremen giving them their eighth league win of the season.
This tactical analysis looks at the tactics used by both Marco Rose and Florian Kohfeldt in this Bundesliga fixture.
Lineups and formations
Werder Brememn fielded a 4-4-2 formation with a midfield four of Maximilian Eggestein, Nuri Şahin, Davy Klaassen and Leonardo Bittencourt. Marco Friedl played behind Bittencourt at left-back and would see much of his side’s possession in the game feed through him.
Mönchengladbach lined up in a 4-3-3 formation; the first time Rose had used a back four in the last three games. He used a back three in their games against Roma, Bayer Leverkusen, and Borussia Dortmund. With this formation, they recorded two wins and one loss.
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