German Bundesliga: Monchengladbach drop points, Wolfsburg win

Monchengladbach were held to a 1-1 draw by Mainz while Wolfsburg carved out a 1-0 win over Augsburg to close the seventh round of Bundesliga football.

German Bundesliga: Monchengladbach drop points, Wolfsburg win

Berlin: Monchengladbach were held to a 1-1 draw by Mainz while Wolfsburg carved out a 1-0 win over Augsburg to close the seventh round of Bundesliga football.

Wasteful Monchengladbach gave away a lead and failed to utilise their golden chances in the closing period as Mainz staged a well-positioned defence over ninety minutes Sunday, reports Xinhua.

The undefeated "Foals" dominated the game for most of the time and opened the scoring in the 15th minute as Max Kruse completed a combination inside the box.

With the lead behind Monchengladbach pressed for the second goal but it were the visitors that levelled the scores against the run of the game at the 31st minute. A handball inside the box by Julian Korb allowed Mainz' Jonas Hofmann to restore parity from the spot.

Mainz lacked in offensive actions but staged a bulwark to give Monchengladbach a hard time. However, the hosts were able to create two golden opportunities in the closing period. But, neither Thorgan Hazard nor Raffael was capable to score the decider with only Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius to beat.

With the result Monchengladbach failed to reduce Bayern's lead in the standings meanwhile Mainz slipped to the sixth place.

Wolfsburg record their third win of the season as they overcame Augsburg thanks to Naldo.

Both sides neutralized each other at the first half, however, Augsburg's Raul Bobadilla and Halil Altintop squandered their chances from promising positions at the first half.

The "Wolves" cut a better figure in front of Augsburg's danger zone as Naldo scored the only goal of the match at the 58th minute. The Brazilian scored the winner from 13 meters into the far post corner.

Augsburg's Alexander Esswein had the chance to equalize the scores but he failed to overcome Wolfsburg Diego Benaglio one-on-one with eight minutes remaining.

The win move Wolfsburg on the seventh position while Augsburg suffer their fourth win to slump on 10th position. 

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