FREIBURG, Germany (AP) — Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Champions League qualification hopes were hit by a 1-0 loss in the Bundesliga on Friday at Freiburg. Nils Petersen scored a free kick with a header in the 59th minute to alter the direction of the game after Gladbach had dominated, only after coming on as a substitute.

FREIBURG, Germany (AP) — Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Champions League qualification hopes were hit by a 1-0 loss in the Bundesliga on Friday at Freiburg.

Nils Petersen scored a free kick with a header in the 59th minute to alter the direction of the game after Gladbach had dominated, only after coming on as a substitute.

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Only officials of the Freiburg team could celebrate — the game was played against the latest coronavirus under strict hygiene measures and spectators were prohibited from all Bundesliga games during the season.

It got worse 10 minutes after Petersen ‘s goal for the visitors when French striker Alassane Plea was sent off for a bad challenge because of his second yellow card.

Max Eberl, sporting director of Gladbach was also sent off for his reaction. He continued to complain through his face mask when leaving the coaching field.

In the first half, Gladbach produced a concentrated team performance but was frustrated by several good saves from goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow in Freiburg. Germany forward Luca Waldschmidt missed the best opportunity on the home side.

In the second half, the trend continued until Petersen did the breakthrough. It was then that all of Freiburg consolidated eighth place.

Gladbach missed the opportunity to go to third ahead of the remainder of the 30th round and could be overtaken in fourth on Saturday if Bayer Leverkusen claims a point at home to Bayern Munich.

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