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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Lars Stindl (8')
  • Raffael (35')
  • Christoph Kramer (44')

Three and easy for Borussia Monchengladbach as Wolfsburg continue to struggle

Wolfsburg's Bundesliga survival hopes suffered another setback after an emphatic 3-0 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bruno Labbadia's Wolves, who are in serious danger of contesting the relegation play-off for a second successive season, fell behind inside eight minutes when Gladbach captain Lars Stindl smashed home via a post.
The eighth-placed hosts still have a chance of qualifying for the Europa League and they doubled their advantage 10 minutes before half-time through a half-volley from veteran Brazilian Raffael after Jonas Hofmann's initial effort was saved by Koen Casteels.
And the hosts, thrashed 5-1 at champions Bayern Munich last weekend, wrapped up the three points nine minutes later when Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer curled home a quick free-kick while goalkeeper Casteels was lining up a wall.
Struggling Wolfsburg, who have won just five times all season, remain above the relegation play-off place - currently occupied by Freiburg - on goal difference.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 17 +26 42
2 Bayern Munich 17 +18 36
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 +18 33
4 RB Leipzig 17 +14 31
5 VfL Wolfsburg 17 +5 28
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 +11 27
7 TSG Hoffenheim 17 +9 25
8 Hertha Berlin 17 -1 24
9 Bayer Leverkusen 17 -3 24
10 Werder Bremen 17 -1 22
11 SC Freiburg 17 -4 21
12 Mainz 17 -5 21
13 Schalke 04 17 -4 18
14 Fortuna Düsseldorf 17 -14 18
15 FC Augsburg 17 -4 15
16 VfB Stuttgart 17 -23 14
17 Hannover 96 17 -18 11
18 Nurnberg 17 -24 11