Two goals against Bayern:
Bayern expert Benzebini underscores his value
Monchengladbach For the second time, Borussia Wing defender Rami Benzebini scored a double against the record champions. The Algerian player showed why he was so important with a score of 5-0. That’s why coach Adi Hutter could not do without him against Sunday Pochum.
After 88 minutes the muscles went on strike. At the same time as Denise Zakaria had to be treated, Rami Benzebini also lay down for a while on the lawn of Borussia Park. Luca Nets helped stretch the tired muscles, then Benzebini survived the last two minutes of the 5-0 gala against Bayern without injury.
No wonder the Algerians are exhausted. The left leg, which had been out for a long time with various injuries, walked the full distance twice in four days. By Wednesday evening, it was not the season for the 26-year-old, who had only played three league games – and had lost all three of them.
The record champion Munich came into the opposition just in time. Because Benzebini has been able to rightly call himself a Bayern specialist since Wednesday: the defender has already scored four goals in five games against Munich. Benzebini has now scored two more goals after scoring a double 2-1 in December 2019. First he caught Manuel Neuer 2-0, the combination of dreams of the Coldbatchers was on the wrong foot, and then he loaded the national goalkeeper cool with a converted penalty.
However, for coach Audi Hutter, it was not just the double pack that inspired him in his appearance as a wing defender. “Rami has been injured for a long time and of course he doesn’t have the rhythm yet. But he showed that he is a full-fledged quality player.”
And in his traditional position, Benzebini underscored the value he holds for the Gladbach team. His ingenuity, his ball defense and his attacking trigger were needed against the big Bavarians – and they came on their own and were crowned with two own goals.
However, considering the recent injuries to Tony Jonchke (face fracture) and Jordan Bayer (muscle injury) against VfL Bochum, Benzpine may be needed again in the Federal Defense Division on Sunday. Benzebini recreated the days between games against Berlin and Bayern on the ice, Hutter said with a smile on Tuesday. Still the Algerian needs to be revived well again. He is needed against Pochum.