|Hannover 96 host Borussia Mönchengladbach on the 28th match day of German Bundesliga. Back from their trip to Spain Hannover faces another hard task on Sunday afternoon, can't afford another defeat, if they want to travel Europe next season again.
At Atlético Madrid played Hannover 96
in the Europa League on Thursday, got beaten there 1:2 in the 89th minute. Inbetween the re-match next Thursday they must play the tough match against Mönchengladbach now, need a success to stay in touch with the international places. Hannover are a pretty strong home side, the only one in Bundesliga that haven't lost on their own ground yet (7-6-0). But after an exhausting match in Madrid the team might suffer from a lack of fitness on Sunday.
For the first time of the season Mönchengladbach
lost a match at home last Saturday. They actually dominated Hoffenheim most of the time and were leading 1:0. But then the 120 minutes they played three days before against Bayern Munich in Cup had an visible effect. The team became tired, suddenly lost the match 1:2 and also lost the 3rd position to Schalke. They are now still eleven points ahead of the 5th place, but to get a direct starting place in Champions League they need to find back to success soon. Mönchengladbach won already seven times away from home (7-1-5), conceded just eight goals in 13 away matches. Hannover 96 v VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bundesliga: Round 28
Date: 1 April 2012 - 15:30 CET
Stadium: AWD-Arena, Hannover
Referee: Dr. Felix Brych
Defenders: Cherundolo, Eggimann, Pogatetz, Schulz
Midfielders: Schmiedebach, Pinto - Stindl, Rausch
Forwards: Schlaudraff, Diouf
Booked: - Mönchengladbach:
Keeper: ter Stegen
Defenders: Jantschke, Brouwers, Dante, Daems
Midfielders: Nordtveit, Neustädter - Herrmann, Arango
Forwards: Hanke, Reus
Since Hannover lost 0:1 against Mönchengladbach on the 30th of April 2011, they haven't lost a match at home.
In six of the last seven matches between Mönchengladbach and Hannover were at least scored three goals.
Clouds at 9 °C are expected in Hannover on Sunday afternoon.
Last meeting: 29 September 2011, Mönchengladbach - Hannover 2:1
Wins Hannover: 13
Wins Mönchengladbach: 28
|Recent performance (W - Win, D - Draw, L - Lose)
- L/W/W/L/L Mönchengladbach
Last week Mönchengladbach suffered from a lack of fitness, this time Hannover might get stamina problems. 96 unbeaten at home, but against Borussia's solid defense it will be very difficult on Sunday.
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