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Nils Petersen gives Freiburg victory over Borussia Monchengladbach

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Nils Petersen hit the only goal a minute after coming off the bench as Freiburg delivered a blow to Borussia Monchengladbach’s Champions League hopes.

Petersen headed home from 12 yards following a free-kick with his first touch of the ball as the home team boosted their chances of qualifying for the Europa League.

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Gladbach, who stay fourth in the Bundesliga, later had Alassane Plea sent off for a second yellow card before sporting director Max Eberl was sent to the stand for disputing the decision.

Freiburg remain eighth but are now just a point off the top six.