Back in the 1970's they were Germany's top team. With stars like Günther Netzer and Jupp Heynckes Mönchengladbach dominated the Bundesliga Can Gladbach's new generation really challenge for the title this season?
It was all about Der Klassiker this weekend, with Robert Lewandowski stealing the show with two goals in Bayern's rout of BVB. Elsewhere, Gladbach gave themselves breathing space at the top of the table.
Surprise Bundesliga leaders, but bottom of their group without a Europa League win. Borussia Mönchengladbach fixed that strange state of affairs by beating AS Roma 2-1 at home. Marcus Thuram was the hero, very late on.
Dortmund haven't found the net in 200 minutes but their last goal was against Gladbach. In the continued absence of Paco Alcacer, coach Lucien Favre needs others to find their range as the Foals come to town again.
A contentious injury time penalty from Lars Stindl earned Borussia Mönchengladbach a 1-1 draw in Rome that keeps their Europa League campaign alive. But a disjointed display begs questions of the Bundesliga leaders.
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