Gladbach's U23 goalkeeping coach Christoph Semmler was meant to be in Ethiopia to help instruct coaches in the first and second divisions. But while he was in the country, he also attended a national team session.
Gladbach and RB Leipzig are two of six teams separated by just three points in a desperate battle for Champions League spots. The duo signed young British talent on deadline day and will hope this break the mould.
Gladbach missed the chance to go second, while Eintracht Frankfurt now have the best away form in the Bundesliga. Beleaguered Borussia Dortmund took a point, RB Leipzig took a beating. All the results from Matchday 14.
The Foals will meet the Swiss side over two legs, with a place in the lucrative Champions League group stages at stake. Andre Schubert's men will head to Bern on August 16 before the return leg takes place a week later.
Peter Stöger has called on Cologne bosses to either back him or sack him after their winless campaign so far. A trip to third-placed Schalke is the last thing Cologne need with their opponents on a high.
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