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Gladbach's Thuram sent off for spitting in opponent's face

Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric, left, and goal scorer Ryan Sessegnon cheer after scoring past Moenchengladbach's goalkeeper Yann Sommer during their Ger...
Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeness reacts during the Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and TSG Hoffenheim in Moenchengladbach,...
Moenchengladbach's scorer Lars Stindl is celebrated after scoring the opening goal during the Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbac...
Cologne's Jan Thielmann, left, and Leipzig's Tyler Adams, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig a...
Cologne's Elvis Rexhbecaj, right, and Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer, left, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Lei...
Bielefeld's goal scorer Fabian Klos, Bielefeld's Marcel Hartel, Bielefeld's Amos Pieper and Bielefeld's Ritsu Doan, from left, celebrate the opening g...
Schalke's Salif Sane , goalkeeper Ralf Faerhrmann and  Benjamin Stambouli  , from right, stand on the pitch disappointed after receiving the opening g...
Schalke interims coach Huub Stevens reacts during the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Arminia Bielefeld in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, S...
Schalke interims coach Huub Stevens watches prior the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Arminia Bielefeld in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, S...
The mouth and nose guard of Schalke's interim coach Huub Stevens reads: "We live you" prior the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Armi...
Mainz's Jean-Paul Boetius, right, and Bremen's Yuya Osakoch allenge for the ball during the Bundesliga soccer match between 1FSV Mainz 05 and Werder B...
Augsburg's Alfred Finnbogason, left, and Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe challenge for the ball during the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and E...

Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric, left, and goal scorer Ryan Sessegnon cheer after scoring past Moenchengladbach's goalkeeper Yann Sommer during their Ger...

Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeness reacts during the Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and TSG Hoffenheim in Moenchengladbach,...

Moenchengladbach's scorer Lars Stindl is celebrated after scoring the opening goal during the Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbac...

Cologne's Jan Thielmann, left, and Leipzig's Tyler Adams, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig a...

Cologne's Elvis Rexhbecaj, right, and Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer, left, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Lei...

Bielefeld's goal scorer Fabian Klos, Bielefeld's Marcel Hartel, Bielefeld's Amos Pieper and Bielefeld's Ritsu Doan, from left, celebrate the opening g...

Schalke's Salif Sane , goalkeeper Ralf Faerhrmann and Benjamin Stambouli , from right, stand on the pitch disappointed after receiving the opening g...

Schalke interims coach Huub Stevens reacts during the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Arminia Bielefeld in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, S...

Schalke interims coach Huub Stevens watches prior the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Arminia Bielefeld in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, S...

The mouth and nose guard of Schalke's interim coach Huub Stevens reads: "We live you" prior the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Armi...

Mainz's Jean-Paul Boetius, right, and Bremen's Yuya Osakoch allenge for the ball during the Bundesliga soccer match between 1FSV Mainz 05 and Werder B...

Augsburg's Alfred Finnbogason, left, and Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe challenge for the ball during the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and E...

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram was sent off for spitting in the face of an opponent and his side went on to lose to Hoffenheim 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Thuram spat in Hoffenheim defender Stefan Posch’s face in the 77th minute after a disagreement between them. Referee Frank Willenborg received a signal to consult video and showed the French player the red card. The score was 1-1.

Posch was booked and subsequently substituted for Kevin Akpoguma, who set up Ryan Sessegnon for Hoffenheim’s winner from close range in the 86th.

Lars Stindl’s penalty gave Gladbach a 34th-minute lead, but Andrej Kramaric equalized in the 75th and Sessegnon’s late winner stretched Gladbach’s winless run to six games across all competitions.

Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn helped his team earn a 0-0 draw in Leipzig, where Jan Thielmann almost scored an injury time winner for the visitors.

Leipzig missed the chance to move to the top ahead of the late game between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. Leverkusen – the only remaining unbeaten team – leads the defending champion by a point.

Even a change of coach did little to help Schalke snap its long run without a win. Fabian Klos scored early in the second half for relegation rival Arminia Bielefeld to beat interim coach Huub Stevens’ team 1-0. Arminia Bielefeld moved six points above Schalke, which remained on the bottom.

Stevens replaced the fired Manuel Baum on Friday for the game against Bielefeld and cup game against Ulm on Tuesday before Schalke finds a permanent replacement for the new year. Its winless run in the Bundesliga is at 29 games and closing in on Tasmania Berlin's league record of 31 straight games without a victory from the 1965-66 season.

Also, Eren Dinkci scored in the last minute for Werder Bremen to win at Mainz 1-0, and Eintracht Frankfurt won at Augsburg 2-0.

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Updated : 2021-01-19 14:41 GMT+08:00