Tactical Analysis: Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-2 Borussia Dortmund

The final Bundesliga matchday of 2022 kicked off on November 11 as Borussia Dortmund paid a visit to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Jonas Hoffman opened the scoring for the hosts within four minutes only for Julian Brandt to equalize in the 19th minute, with Ramy Bensebaini restoring Die Fohlen’s lead within 26 minutes and Marcus Thuram doubling their advantage at the half-hour mark. Nico Schlotterbeck halved the lead before the interval, only for Kouadio Koné to add to the scoring immediately after the restart with Gladbach holding onto a 4-2 win.


As a result, Daniel Farke’s side have closed out the Hinrunde in eighth place, one point above Werder Bremen, one point behind Wolfsburg, and three behind BVB. On the other hand, Edin Terzić’s side find themselves two points behind Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Berlin, three behind RB Leipzig, five behind Freiburg, and nine behind league leaders Bayern Munich.


Today, we’ll be taking a look at how Gladbach thrashed Dortmund 4-2 at home, how they managed to respond to last week’s humiliating 2-1 defeat at Bochum, and how they managed to nullify the likes of Jude Bellingham and Julian Brandt.


Why Terzić’s decision to abandon the high-pressing scheme after Hoffman’s opener backfired on him and BVB


How Gladbach took advantage of naive individual errors and punished their opponents in attacking transitions


How Terzić managed to exploit Farke’s mid-press


Bensebaini’s free-kick goal


By: Loay Mamdouh / @loay_mamdou7

Featured Image: @GabFoligno / @GabFoligno / Stuart Franklin / Getty Images