Jonas Hofmann scored and assisted twice as Borussia Mönchengladbach recorded a third consecutive home Bundesliga victory over Borussia Dortmund with a 4-2 victory at Borussia Park.
Mönchengladbach and Dortmund were looking for improved performances following respective mid-week Bundesliga defeats.
Both sides shipped goals in the opening 10 minutes in their respective losses and Gladbach were the early beneficiaries at Borussia Park this time around when Lars Stindl raced towards the Dortmund penalty area, before playing in Hofmann, who celebrated his Germany World Cup call-up with a low strike past Gregor Kobel.
There was no let-up early in the second period and Die Fohlen took a huge step towards a fourth home win in five as Kouadio Koné received Hoffmann’s pass on the edge of the Dortmund area and drilled a low strike into the bottom corner.
BVB struggled to get a foothold in the contest as Gladbach remained on top and Hofmann added a fifth before VAR ruled the goal out following a foul in the build-up.
Home form remains key for Daniel Farke’s Gladbach side as their sixth Bundesliga home win in eight has shot Die Fohlen up to seventh place in the standings.