There are certainly more grateful tasks than in the Europapokal after a 0: 1 defeat in their own stadium with an Italian team have to go behind this back. Borussia Mönchengladbach, of course, will not let anything be left untried to make it to the next round after the unfortunate 1-0 in the Borussia Park against AC Florence. The Borussia should take the first leg in this project, because Gladbach delivered a strong performance, but did not slip for the first time with the opportunity recovery and got a 0-0 with a really justified penalty.
Initial position & shape curve
AC Florence have had to worry about the last group game day before the overwhelming victory in the Europa League could be made. Only a 2-1 success at Qarabag Agdam secured the team of coach Paulo Sousa the continuation and at the same time the group victory. In the Serie A the Fiorentina was even in the race for a place in the Champions League in the autumn, before losing a lot of ground on the constant competition with only seven points from the last six games before Christmas. The new year started with a 1-0 in Coppa Italia against Chievo Verona, but a lap later a 0-1 at the SSC Naples meant the turnout in the quarter-finals. In the Serie A, Juventus (2: 1) and Chievo Verona (3-0) are two victories. And on the first small damper, a 3: 3 against the CFC Genoa 1893 followed a 2: 1 victory at Delfino Pescara, before then a 4: 4 at the AS Rome for disillusionment worried. However, the reaction to this was very positive with a 3-0 win against Udinese Calcio and the 1-0 in the mid-term match of the Europa League at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Now on the weekend at AC Milan, however, the Fiorentina drew 1: 2 again.
Borussia Mönchengladbach have made a good start to the season with ten points from the first five games, but they have been completely out of the Bundesliga and have won only three points and not one victory from the following eight matches. In this phase the Borussia put the cornerstone for the Champions League in third place and thus the win in the Europa League, but the disappointing Bundesliga outpouring prevailed in the general view. So it was no surprise that coach Andre Schubert had to go in the winter, as on a 1: 0 victory against the 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the last two encounters before Christmas at FC Augsburg (0: 1) and against the VfL Wolfsburg (1: 2) two more defeats followed. Under the new coach Dieter Hecking the Borussia started with the SV Darmstadt 98 only with a rather disappointing 0: 0, but then after a 2: 2 residue at Bayer Leverkusen still a 3: 2 victory, which in some way burst the knot . For the team against SC Freiburg, they won 3-0 and the Borussia won a convincing 2-0 win at SpVgg Greuther Fürth in the round of the DFB Cup to take three points with SV Werder Bremen (1: 0) . The first leg against Florence then meant a first damper under coach Hecking, who followed the next setback only three days later with a 1: 2 defeat against RB Leipzig.