English week for Borussia – and the last game of the first half of the season.
After the 3-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen last Sunday (January 22, 2023), Borussia Mönchengladbach will play the first Bundesliga away game of 2023 on Wednesday January 25, 8:30 p.m. at FC Augsburg.
The championship duel at FCA is also the last match of the first part of the season. Can Borussia end this with a positive result? Or does the next disappointment await the team coached by Daniel Farke (46) at Fuggerstadt?
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2:57 p.m.: The DFB has appointed this team of referees for today’s Gladbach game in Augsburg: The referee is Daniel Schlager from Hügelsheim. The assistants are: Sven Waschitzki-Günther (assistant 1), Arno Blos (assistant 2), Marcel Pelgrim (4th referee). Responsible for the video sector: Dr. Matthias Jöllenbeck (VA) and Felix-Benjamin Schwermer (VA-A).
1:41 p.m.: Temperatures around the freezing point are expected in Augsburg on Wednesday evening under cloudy skies. It should be windless and stay dry.
12:24 p.m.: No Bundesliga team is more efficient: Borussia needed just six shots on average to score a goal in the current Bundesliga season.
11:33 a.m.: In the last 22 Bundesliga matches, a total of 64 goals have been scored – 30 for FCA and 34 for VfL. When Augsburg and Borussia meet in the league, an average of 2.91 goals are scored.
10:17 a.m.: The Augsburg Arena (30,660 seats) is not full for today’s match. Just over 1,800 VfL supporters will support Fohlen-Elf at FCA. There will also be a ticket office for Borussia fans on site.
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7:34 p.m.: Which Borussia Farke squad will he send to the field in Wednesday night’s Bundesliga duel in Augsburg? The German press agency (dpa) bets on this formation of foals: Omlin – Scally, Itakura, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Weigl, Koné – Hofmann, Kramer, Plea – Thuram.
6:21 p.m.: Is it the formation of Augsburg against Gladbach? Gikiewicz – Gumny, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai, Pedersen – Engels, Rexhbecaj – Maier, Demirovic – Beljo, Berisha.
2:31 p.m.: FC Augsburg will have to do without the two attacking players Ruben Vargas (24) and Irvin Cardona (25) in the coming weeks. The Swiss Vargas suffered a tear in the membrane between the tibia and the fibula. Cardona had to be stitched up and still has a big foot. The Bundesliga side expect a two-to-three week break for both players.
12:35 p.m.: In the press conference, Maaßen was aggressive ahead of a “great task” in Augsburg’s home game against Gladbach: “We showed against Dortmund that we can do very well against these good teams. We are determined to keep points here tomorrow.” Maassen hailed Borussia as a “very strong team”.
12:29 p.m.: While Borussia are hoping for a Thuram assignment, FCA are clear that a regular striker is available again. Mergim Berisha (24) missed last Sunday’s match due to a suspended yellow card. Augsburg coach Enrico Maassen (38) confirmed in the press conference on Tuesday January 24 that Berisha would be back in the team.
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2:31 p.m.: This ends the press conference before the Augsburg match.
2:30 p.m.: Are players like Noss, Fraulo or Müsel still on loan? Farke: “With Oscar Fraulo, it may be too early to think about a loan.” Discussions are planned with the other players, but the solutions must make sense to everyone involved.
2:29 p.m.: With the exception of the suspended Stindl, the entire squad is currently available for Farke.
2:27 p.m.: “Sometimes you have to grit your teeth when it comes to sports,” Farke says of the foals’ economic situation and the summer transfer. “But I prefer to have a club that works absolutely seriously.”
2:25 p.m.: According to Farke, Augsburg ‘has developed further with smart transfers’.
2:23 p.m.: Farke confirms there were plans to stay in southern Germany after the Augsburg game until the Hoffenheim game. For organizational reasons and due to bad weather and difficult space conditions at possible alternative locations, this did not happen.
2:21 p.m.: Farke responds to a question aimed at Borussia’s weakness away from home this season: “We’re not looking for the Holy Grail away from home.”
2:19 p.m.: “We have to get our game out of the game,” says Farke, referring to the high intensity of Augsburg’s game. “Balance” is important here.
2:17 p.m.: Farke highlights the 121 kilometers covered by his team against Leverkusen: “I have a team that is very ready to fight.”
2:15 p.m.: Is there a rotation against Augsburg and throughout the English week? Farke: “I believe we won’t start every game with the same starting XI.”
2:13 p.m.: Regarding possible transfers, Farke claims that this player should also strengthen Borussia in terms of quality. For width, it no longer needs transfer.
2:12 p.m.: For Farke, Marcus Thuram is “absolutely the number one” as a striker in the Bundesliga.
2:10 p.m.: Farke names scenes of Weigl, Plea and Koné from Leverkusen game and criticizes ‘quality of decision-making’ yesterday, Sunday.
2:09 p.m.: “It was a very serious, very solid performance,” Farke says of Ko Itakura’s return from the start.
2:07 p.m.: Farke is “cautiously optimistic” about Marcus Thuram. According to the coach, the Frenchman was able to train without pain and, if his body shows no reaction in the run-up to the Augsburg game, he can be back on Wednesday.
2:06 p.m.: Farke describes Elvedi’s behavior before the 0-2 as a ‘glaring individual error’. Against an opponent like Leverkusen “everything has to fit”, says the coach and again underlines the individual quality of the opponent.
2:04 p.m.: Farke is asked about the analysis of the Leverkusen game. “I got to the point where we didn’t have the quality in the first half hour to get anything countable out of our dominance,” Farke says. In this phase, his players often made bad decisions at crucial moments.
2:02 p.m.: Daniel Farke has arrived in the press room, let’s go!
1:58 p.m.: It will start in a few moments – the PK will take place today without sporting director Roland Virkus (56).
1:50 p.m.: What is the staff situation like? Is Marcus Thuram (25) already an option against Augsburg? Farke will certainly touch on this subject in a few minutes.
12:57 p.m.: How will the Foals approach the first leg in Augsburg after the loss to Leverkusen? Coach Daniel Farke (46) will certainly answer this in a press conference before the match! Today, Monday January 23, the head coach answers questions from journalists in the Borussia-Park press room. GladbachLIVE is here from 2 p.m. and provides the most important statements to read!
10:15 a.m.: Michael Leopold will host the Bundesliga broadcast on “Sky”, and ex-Borussian Lothar Matthäus will act as a pundit. Jonas Friedrich will commentate Gladbach’s singles match.
10:10 a.m.: If you want to follow the Foals match on television, you can do so on the pay-TV channel “Sky”. The transmission of the individual match starts at 8:15 p.m. on “Sky Sport Bundesliga 4 HD”.
9:57 a.m.: For new Borussia goalkeeper Jonas Omlin (29), the first Bundesliga away game is approaching in Augsburg. He made his Borussia debut in the home game against Leverkusen last Sunday.
9:50 a.m.: Borussia also won the only Bundesliga duel between the two teams in 2022. On February 12, Gladbach won 3-2 after a hard-fought 90 minutes.
9:43 a.m.: The two clubs have met a total of 25 times. The balance sheet speaks for Borussia. The colts have won nine duels. Augsburg have won seven encounters, eight games ended in a draw.
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