BERLIN (AP) – With a devastating first half, Freiburg beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 6-0 away on Sunday to claim their biggest victory in the Bundesliga.
In his first 45 minutes of success, six different Freiburg players scored to end a three-game losing streak and move to fourth place in German soccer’s premier division.RELATED
Freiburg had not beaten Gladbach on the road in 17 g ames, going back to a lone 2-1 victory in 1995.
Maximilian Eggestein opened the scoring when just two minutes had elapsed. Kevin Schade and Philipp Lienhart increased to 3-0 before the first quarter of an hour was up.
Nicolas Höfler scored the fourth goal at 19, six minutes before qualifying Lucas Höler for the fifth.
It was the first time since Gladbach beat Eintracht Braunschweig 10-0 in 1984 that a team scored five goals before 25 minutes. And no one had done it outside the home.
Gladbach coach Adi Hütter reacted with a couple of changes within half an hour, but it was of no use.
Nico Schlotterbeck scored sixth for Freiburg at 37.
Hertha Berlin’s managerial change had some effect as they came back to equalize 2-2 at Stuttgart.
In Tayfun Korkut’s debut as a helmsman, Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic billed a double for the visitors.
Hertha was one point ahead of Stuttgart, 15th in the table.
The home side took the lead in the 15th minute with a goal from Omar Marmoush on a counterattack play. Philipp Förster scored the second at 19.
Jovetic shook the networks at 40 and 76 to rescue a point.