Gladbach reclaims 2nd in Bundesliga despite early Wood goal

Moenchengladbach's Michael Lang, right, is celebrated after scoring his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia

Moenchengladbach's Michael Lang, right, is celebrated after scoring his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia

Hannover's Bobby Wood, right up, celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the first minute during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borus

Hannover's Bobby Wood, right up, celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the first minute during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borus

Moenchengladbach's scorer Denis Zakaria, right, celebrates his side's 4th goal beside Hannover's Bobby Wood, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer

Moenchengladbach's scorer Denis Zakaria, right, celebrates his side's 4th goal beside Hannover's Bobby Wood, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer

Moenchengladbach's scorer Denis Zakaria celebrates his side's 4th goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and

Moenchengladbach's scorer Denis Zakaria celebrates his side's 4th goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and

Moenchengladbach coach Dieter Hecking reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hannover 96 at the Boruss

Moenchengladbach coach Dieter Hecking reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hannover 96 at the Boruss

Moenchengladbach's Matthias Ginter is carried from the pitch injured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and H

Moenchengladbach's Matthias Ginter is carried from the pitch injured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and H

Hannover's Bobby Wood celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the first minute during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenche

Hannover's Bobby Wood celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the first minute during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenche

Freiburg's Dominique Heintz, right, and Bremen's Martin Harnik, left, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Frei

Freiburg's Dominique Heintz, right, and Bremen's Martin Harnik, left, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Frei

Moenchengladbach's Thorgan Hazard, left, and Hannover's Hendrik Weydandt challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Boru

Moenchengladbach's Thorgan Hazard, left, and Hannover's Hendrik Weydandt challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Boru

Moenchengladbach's Lars Stindl celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladb

Moenchengladbach's Lars Stindl celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladb

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach reclaimed second place in the Bundesliga on Sunday with another fine attacking display in a 4-1 rout of Hannover.

Only league leader Borussia Dortmund has scored more goals (35) in 12 rounds so far, as 'Gladbach took its tally to 30 despite starting on the wrong foot.

American forward Bobby Wood scored just seconds into the game for Hannover, staying calm after Niclas Fuellkrug sent the ball on to score his third goal of the season. No outfield Gladbach player had even touched the ball.

But Thorgan Hazard replied minutes later for the home side, finishing with a brilliant strike to the top left corner after some fine buildup play from Lars Stindl, Jonas Hoffmann and Florian Neuhaus.

The game was held up late in the half after a collision between Hannover's Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee and Germany defender Matthias Ginter. After receiving treatment on the field, Ginter was transported off on a stretcher as he held his head.

Sarenren Bazee eventually followed in first-half injury time, shortly after Michael Lang scored his first goal for Gladbach.

Stindl made it 3-1 with a brilliant volley from Hazard's cross before the hour mark.

Gladbach substitute Denis Zakaria wrapped it up late with another fine finish.

The home side stayed four points behind Dortmund after the latest round. Defending champion Bayern Munich is a further five points behind after being held 3-3 at home by relegation-threatened Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday.

FREIBURG RUES 1,000TH GOAL

Werder Bremen ended its three-game losing run in the league with a 1-1 draw at Freiburg.

Ludwig Augustinsson scored in injury time for the visitors, taking advantage after Freiburg forward Lucas Hoeler inadvertently set him up after a Bremen corner.

It was the 1,000th goal conceded by Freiburg in 624 games in the league.

Hoeler had missed chances to seal it for the home side minutes before.

Luca Waldschmidt gave the home side a halftime lead with a penalty minutes before the interval.

Bremen remained seventh and Freiburg is 11th after 12 rounds.

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