Borussia Monchengladbach do not fear playing Manchester City in the Champions League playoffs, coach Andre Schubert has said.
Despite a miserable start to the 2015-16 campaign with five consecutive defeats and coach Lucien Favre leaving the club, Gladbach finished fourth in the Bundesliga and reached the Champions League playoffs.
New coach Schubert picked up 55 points in the remaining 29 matches, and beat Schalke to the playoff place, while the Foals were also the only club to avoid defeat against...
A version of this article first appeared on ESPN FC on April 26, 2016
The first decision Andre Schubert had to make after replacing Lucien Favre as Borussia Monchengladbach coach in September was to name a new captain.
Schubert was considered a temporary solution by the club, who were deeply disappointed and shocked by Favre's decision to quit after five Bundesliga defeats in a row. The armband was also supposed to be given out on a temporary basis, as the regular captain Tony Jantschke was injured....
Arsenal have announced the signing of midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach on a long-term contract.
The Gunners are reported to have paid a fee in the region of £30 million for Switzerland international Xhaka.
Arsenal had been in talks with Gladbach for weeks after Arsene Wenger made Xhaka his top priority this transfer window, and the 23-year-old flew into London on Friday to agree personal terms before joining up with the Switzerland squad ahead of the European Championship.
Arsenal are hoping to announce the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach's Granit Xhaka shortly, a club source has told ESPN FC.
The development comes after photos emerged online of the Switzerland midfielder posing in an Arsenal kit at the club's training ground.
Xhaka, 23, flew to London on Friday to undergo a medical and agree personal terms with the Gunners, with both sides eager to get the deal done before Xhaka joins the Switzerland squad for the European Championship.