Gladbach regains the first place of the Bundesliga with the victory of Freiburg
BERLIN: an orthopedic device of Breel Embolo saw Borussia Moenchengladbach claim first place in the Bundesliga table as the home team ran out of 4-2 winners Freiburg in Borussia Park on Sunday.
Gladbach leads RB Leipzig by one point at the top of the table and receives the current champion Bayern Munich, who sits four points adrift, next weekend.
Gladbach-shaped striker Marcus Thuram wasted no time leaving the mark, giving the colts the lead in three minutes.
The Frenchman hit the ball from close range to record his sixth league goal of the season.
Freiburg hit back quickly to equalise in the sixth minute, with Jonathan Schmid's superb, curling free-kick giving goalkeeper Yann Sommer no chance.
Upon entering the break at 1-1, the home team exploded out of the blocks, scoring two goals in six minutes to give themselves a 3-1 lead.
Embolo crashed the ball home after Patrick Hermann installed it in the first minute of the second half.
He was then shot down in the penalty area only two minutes later and was given the opportunity to score his second goal when the referee pointed to the point, but his effort hit the post.
However, the Swiss international was redeemed moments later, preparing Hermann to score the third goal of his team.
Freiburg 's Lucas Hoeler got one back for the visitors in the 58th minute, heading home a free-kick from Christian Guenter.
Gladbach endured a nervous 10 minutes with Freiburg camped in their penalty area, before Embolo scored in the 71st minute to restore the home side's two-goal cushion.
At the end of Sunday's game, Wolfsburg will face Werder Bremen, while on Monday Mainz will welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Opel Arena.