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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Philipp Lienhart (32')
  • Vincenzo Grifo (49' PEN)
  • Breel Embolo (23')
  • Alassane Pléa (50')

Plea rocket helps Gladbach to seal 2-2 draw at Freiburg

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Monchengladbach drop points in draw vs. Freiburg (1:56)

Borussia Monchengladbach have to share the points in a 2-2 draw vs. Freiburg. Watch Bundesliga on ESPN+. (1:56)

Borussia Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea blasted in a second-half equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw against Freiburg in an entertaining Bundesliga clash at the Schwarzwald Stadium on Saturday.

Plea's superb effort from distance to level the contest came almost immediately after Italian winger Vincenzo Grifo had fired in a penalty awarded to hosts Freiburg for a foul on Lucas Hoeler to make it 2-1 in the 49th minute.

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Swiss striker Breel Embolo had given Gladbach the lead in the 23rd minute with a left-footed finish for his first league goal of the season after Hoeler had struck the post at the other end.

Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer then produced a fine save to deny Grifo, but Freiburg made it 1-1 from the resultant corner when Philipp Lienhart headed in from point-blank range after an overhead kick from Baptiste Santamaria.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 24 +37 55
2 RB Leipzig 24 +26 53
3 VfL Wolfsburg 24 +17 45
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 24 +14 43
5 Bayer Leverkusen 24 +16 40
6 Borussia Dortmund 24 +15 39
7 FC Union Berlin 24 +10 35
8 SC Freiburg 24 -1 34
9 VfB Stuttgart 24 +8 33
10 Borussia Monchengladbach 24 +3 33
11 TSG Hoffenheim 24 -2 30
12 Werder Bremen 23 -6 27
13 FC Augsburg 24 -13 26
14 FC Cologne 24 -20 22
15 Hertha Berlin 24 -15 21
16 Arminia Bielefeld 23 -23 19
17 Mainz 24 -21 18
18 Schalke 04 24 -45 10