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Football news - Gladbach ease past Stuttgart to reclaim second spot

Gladbach ease past Stuttgart to reclaim second spot
By Reuters

09/12/2018 at 20:03Updated 09/12/2018 at 20:14

Borussia Moenchengladbach beat VfB Stuttgart 3-0 on Sunday, with all the goals coming in a span of 15 minutes, to reclaim second spot in the Bundesliga with their fourth victory in the last five league games.

Goals from Raffael and Florian Neuhaus in the 69th and 77th minutes put the Foals in the driving seat before an own goal by France world champion Benjamin Pavard six minutes from the end completed a miserable afternoon for the visitors and earned Gladbach their 10th straight home win.

The hosts had several good chances before substitute Raffael breathed new life into their attack and opened the scoring.

The win lifted them to second place, seven points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, who beat Schalke 04 2-1 in the Ruhr valley derby on Saturday.

Champions Bayern Munich, 3-0 winners over Nuremberg on Saturday, are third, two points behind on 27.