Borussia Monchengladbach moved a step closer to remaining in the Bundesliga next season with a 1-0 win over Bochum on Thursday.In the relegation playoff, featuring Monchengladbach (who finished third-last in the Bundesliga) and Bochum (third in Bundesliga.2), the winner across two legs wins a spot in next season’s top flight.
The first leg, at Borussia Park, seemed destined for a goalless draw as both sides were nervy in the season decider.
And as the match headed into second-half injury time, it seemed as if both sides would head to the Rewirpower-Stadion both level until Igor De Camargo’s stunning late impact.
A ball in from the left was met by De Camargo, who initially saw his header brilliantly saved by Andreas Luthe, before a goalmouth scramble ensued.
The ball did fall for the Belgian striker again and he produced a stunning strike with a flick of his foot to send the home crowd into raptures with the goal which came two minutes into added time.
The win has given Lucien Favre’s side the upper hand as they prepare for the second leg, to be played on May 25.