Borussia M'gladbach's spirits should be higher than usual. They had virtually given up in the relegation battle but last week's victory against Bundesliga leaders Dortmund meant that they moved from rock bottom to equal points with St Pauli, but with a slightly better goal difference. However, their best chance of avoiding relegation is to overtake Wolfsburg who are ahead of them with a 3 point advantage and a much superior goal difference. It looks bleak for them, but they must be desperate to avoid relegation so they will fight hard.
In the first round, Hannover managed to beat M'gladbach 2-1 away from home. Michael Bradley had scored for the home side in the 18th minute but the visitors turned the result around with two quick goals in the 73rd and 75th minute, courtesy of Mike Hanke and Didier Ya Konan respectively. I hope they are ready for revenge now!
Can Hannover keep up with the pressure?
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