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Comfortable and historic: Gladbach wins silent Derby

Borussia Munich League wins the Ghost Derby against Cologne and then celebrates with 500-year-old fans.

After the strangest success of the club’s history, Borussia Munich’s players joined the 500-loyal fans, who, after the first ghost game of the Bundesliga behind the orphaned northern curve with flares, celebrated the derby race.

“That was goose fur. There you know what you play football for,”Christoph Kramer said about the scurrilous party after the 2:1 (1:0) against the 1. FC Cologne and felt like a championship celebration. Storm Marcus Thuram had even taken the corner track as usual.

“I find it remarkable that so many people stand and celebrate in the rain behind the northern curve. We are glad we have such fans,”Kramer said at”Sky”. The unstoppable followers had already received the team before the whistle with vocal chords and were later rewarded by the encounter of Breel Embolo (32.) and an owner of Jorge Mere (70.) for their endurance. The Cologne connection through the strong Mark Uth (80) came too late.

Ghost silence in Gladbach

Previous was a joyless kick in ghostly silence, the long-term moderate performance of both teams suited to the unworthy atmosphere. The three points, however, went as in the example to the Borussia, which thus once again conquered a Champions League place. It was a bit of a friendly game. It was expected to be scurrilous,”said FC Managing Director Horst Heldt at”Sky”.

Even referee Deniz Aytekin had little fun at the game. Something was missing. Massive. It’s frightening. This has nothing to do with football. It was difficult to concentrate,”said the partisan, who had to whistle the meeting even a second time after an early whistle. It was the beginning of a strange performance. The instructions of the coaches were to be understood on the platform as well as the calls of the players.

Uth misses late compensation for Cologne

“The team that is better prepared for it will have an advantage,” explained FC coach Markus Gisdol. However, the overall level of the meeting remained moderate. At least the Gladbachers were effective. After the most beautiful combination of Tobias Strobl, Oscar Wendt and Patrick Herrmann, Embolo met for a flattering break.