09.04.2023 17:38 h

Thuram scores as Gladbach beat Wolfsburg

Goals from Nathan Ngoumou and Marcus Thuram earned Borussia Moenchengladbach a 2-0 home win over Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday, dampening the visitors' hopes of European football next season.

Ngoumou scored his first goal in Gladbach colours in the first half, with Thuram doubling the home side's lead midway through the second period to round out a comfortable win.

Gladbach's first win in six matches ended Wolfsburg's five-match unbeaten run, leaving the visitors four points behind the European placings.

Wolfsburg's Egypt winger Omar Marmoush had the ball in the net from a Felix Nmecha assist after just nine minutes, but was narrowly offside in the build-up.

Wolfsburg continued to dominate early but it was Gladbach who would open the scoring, Ngoumou finishing off a team move well against the run of play.

With 34 minutes gone, Ngoumou latched onto a cutback from France striker Thuram and blasted past Wolfsburg 'keeper Koen Casteels for the opener.

Gladbach doubled their lead midway through the second half, Ngoumou turning provider this time, linking with Alassane Plea who found Thuram in the box.

Thuram headed in for his 13th goal of the season, taking him three behind leader Niclas Fuellkrug atop the Bundesliga scoring charts.

Despite the win, Gladbach remain mired in mid-table in former Norwich City manager Daniel Farke's first season in charge.

Later on Sunday, Stuttgart can lift themselves out of last place with a win at Bochum while Hoffenheim host second-last Schalke.