Berlin, April 16 (IANS) Monchengladbach recorded an impressive 3-0 win against relegation threatened Cologne while Freiburg and Hoffenheim shared points to complete the 31st round of German Bundesliga Sunday.
After a run of four winless matches, Monchengladbach wrapped a convincing victory in front of 52,990 spectators at Borussia Park against a lacklustre Cologne.
From the beginning, Gladbach played aggressively and found the back of the net in the 19th minute as Venezuelan international midfielder Juan Arango netted a dead ball from 21 metres.
In the second half, Cologne gave away two quick goals. Defender Tony Jantschke doubled the lead when he headed home a free kick from teammate Marco Reus, who got his name on the scoreboards when he shrugged off three defenders to beat goalkeeper Rensing for the 3-0 lead with 55 minutes into the match.
The win keeps Monchengladbach in fourth position with 56 points, one point behind third placed Schalke 04 that occupy a direct Champions League spot. Cologne stay in 16th position, which is still a relegation playoff spot.
Elsewhere 13th positioned Freiburg shared points with ninth placed Hoffenheim after a goal less draw.
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