Freiburg smash SIX past Borussia Monchengladbach inside 37 first-half minutes in shock victory


Freiburg smash SIX past Borussia Monchengladbach inside 37 first-half minutes setting record for a Bundesliga away match

  • Borussia Monchengladbach fell 6-0 to Freiburg at home on Sunday 
  • All six of the goal were scored inside 37 minutes of the match beginning 
  • No team has scored five goals inside 25 minutes since Gladbach in 1984 
  • Six different Freiburg scorers contributed to a famous thrashing   


Freiburg produced a devastating first-half performance to rout Borussia Monchengladbach 6-0 away on Sunday for their biggest-ever win in the Bundesliga.

Six scorers routed the hosts as everything worked in the first 45 minutes for Freiburg, ending a three-game losing run in style to move back up to fourth.

Freiburg hadn’t beaten Gladbach away in 17 Bundesliga attempts since a solitary 2-1 victory in 1995, and faced a tough task with Gladbach hoping to atone for its 4-1 loss at Cologne in the Rhine derby last weekend.

Borussia Monchengladbach suffered a humbling 6-0 defeat to Freiburg in the Bundesliga 

Kevin Schade, one of six scorers in the first-half, headed in the second as Freiburg ran riot

Kevin Schade, one of six scorers in the first-half, headed in the second as Freiburg ran riot 

But Freiburg weren’t interested in statistics when Maximilian Eggestein opened the scoring in the second minute, before Kevin Schade added another two minutes later and Philipp Lienhart made it 3-0 in the 12th.

Nicolas Hofler got the fourth goal in the 19th, six minutes before setting up Lucas Holer for the fifth.

It was the first time since Gladbach trounced Eintracht Braunschweig 10-0 in 1984 that any team racked up five goals in the opening 25 minutes. No team had ever done it away from home before.

Gladbach coach Adi Hutter reacted with two substitutions around the half-hour mark, but it did little to save his team’s sensational surrender.

A 4-1 loss in the derby with Cologne last game add to Gladbach boss Adi Huetter's woes

A 4-1 loss in the derby with Cologne last game add to Gladbach boss Adi Huetter’s woes 

Freiburg has come away from Gladbach empty-handed on their last 17 trips, but not this time

Freiburg has come away from Gladbach empty-handed on their last 17 trips, but not this time

Yann Sommer endured a miserable night as the goals all went in duing a disastrous spell

Yann Sommer endured a miserable night as the goals all went in duing a disastrous spell

Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken snuffed out any danger from Marcus Thuram and Dennis Zakaria before Vincenzo Grifo set up Nico Schlotterbeck for the sixth goal in the 37th miute. 

Hutter looked stunned on the sideline, while Gladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl sat with his head bowed, staring at the ground.

Freiburg coach Christian Streich consoled Breel Embolo at half-time, before Embolo made way for Lars Stindl for the last 20 minutes but there was no way back for Gladbach.

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