Union Berlin defeat B Mönchengladbach 2-1 on Sunday at the An der Alten Försterei Stadium. Union Berlin wanted to improve their league standing after a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim. Gladbach had lost their previous match against Bayer Leverkusen. As it stands, Union Berlin and Gladbach currently occupy 8th and 15th spots in the league, with 5 points and 1 point respectively after 3 matches.
Union Berlin started strongly in the first half, with Niko Giesselmann giving Union Berlin the lead, at 22 minutes. The Iron Ones then netted once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Taiwo Awoniyi just before half-time, to take a 2-0 lead into half time.
Gladbach took the lead in the second half, thanks to a goal from Jonas Hofmann just before the final whistle, leaving the final score at 2-1.
For Union Berlin, Julian Ryerson, Kevin Behrens, Cedric Teuchert, Sebastian Griesbeck and Andreas Voglsammer, came on for Genki Haraguchi, Taiwo Awoniyi, Levin Oztunali, Rani Khedira and Max Kruse. Gladbach brought on Keanan Bennetts and Laszlo Benes, to replace Alassane Plea and Florian Neuhaus.
The referee booked Genki Haraguchi and Christopher Trimmel for Union Berlin.
|Union Berlin:||Yann Sommer, Ramy Bensebaini, Nico Elvedi, Louis Beyer, Joe Scally, Jonas Hofmann, Hannes Wolf, Florian Neuhaus, Christoph Kramer, Alassane Plea and Lars Stindl|
|B Mönchengladbach:||Andreas Luthe, Timo Baumgartl, Paul Jaeckel, Robin Knoche, Christopher Trimmel, Levin Oztunali, Rani Khedira, Genki Haraguchi, Niko Giesselmann, Taiwo Awoniyi and Max Kruse|
|Stadium:||the An der Alten Försterei Stadium|
|Goals:||Niko Giesselmann (1-0, min. 22), Taiwo Awoniyi (2-0, min. 41) and Jonas Hofmann (2-1, min. 90)|