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Gladbach back to top

Gladbach back to top

BERLIN, Dec 2: Borussia Monchengladbach reclaimed top spot in the Bundesliga with a deserved home victory over Freiburg. Marcus Thuram scored a third-minute opener for the hosts but Jonathan Schmid’s spectacular free-kick brought Freiburg level three minutes later. Breel Embolo put Marco Rose’s side back in front a minute after half-time and, after missing a penalty, assisted for Patrick Herrmann after 51 minutes. Lucas Holer responded for Freiburg, but Embolo’s second sealed victory. Monchengladbach move one point above RB Leipzig at the summit, after Julian Nagelsmann’s side beat Paderborn 3-2 on Saturday. Freiburg remain sixth, six points behind the leaders - with just eight points separating the top nine after 13 games. Only in their 1976-77 title-winning campaign have Monchengladbach had more points at this stage of a top-flight season. BREMEN WINS Werder Bremen enjoyed a 3-2 win at Wolfsburg thanks to an 83rd-minute winning goal from Milot Rashica. The Kosovo midfielder had earlier opened the scoring for Bremen. Wolfsburg came back from a goal down twice — first with Wout Weghorst’s goal to cancel out Rashica’s opener, and later when William made it 2-2 after Leonardo Bittencourt had scored for Bremen. Weghorst nearly leveled again in added time, but Bremen keeper Jiri Pavlenka pushed his header away with his fingertips in an acrobatic dive. Bremen moves up to 12th after ending an eight-game winless run in the Bundesliga, while Wolfsburg is ninth.

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