In the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season, Borussia Monchengladbach delivered an intense 4-4 draw against Augsburg. Now, they are preparing to host Bayer Leverkusen led by Xabi Alonso.
This matchup holds particular significance as Die Werkself recently secured a 3-2 victory against RB Leipzig, setting the stage for a reunion with their former manager Gerardo Seoane at Borussia-Park.
Similarly, Borussia Monchengladbach kicked off their season with a commanding win against lower-league contender DFB-Pokal, defeating Teutonia Ottensen 8-0.
They displayed dominance with 67% possession and 22 shots. In contrast, Bayer Leverkusen not only claimed an 8-0 victory in the DFB-Pokal but also followed it up with a triumph in the Bundesliga’s opening weekend, achieving a 3-2 win over RB Leipzig courtesy of goals by Jeremie Frimpong, Jonathan Tah, and Florian Wirtz.
Notably, this victory gains further significance when considering that Leipzig had previously triumphed over Bayern Munich 3-0 in the DFL-Supercup, implying a strong start to the league. Leverkusen, under Xabi Alonso, concluded the last season on a high note, losing only two of their final 13 Bundesliga matches, which secured them a spot in the Europa League.
With 19 wins, 10 draws, and 10 losses, Alonso’s win percentage stands at 48.7% after 39 games, showcasing his impact since taking over from Seoane.