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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Lars Stindl (34' PEN)
  • Marcus Thuram (78')
  • Andrej Kramaric (75')
  • Ryan Sessegnon (86')

Thuram sent off for spitting as Sessegnon goal earns Hoffenheim win

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Gladbach's Thuram sees red for spitting (0:49)

Gladbach's Marcus Thuram is caught spitting at Stefan Posch and red-carded. Watch Bundesliga on ESPN+. (0:49)

Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram is set for a lengthy ban after he was sent off for spitting in the 2-1 Bundesliga defeat to Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Ryan Sessegnon scored a late goal to snatch win and stretch the hosts' winless run to six games in all competitions.

Gladbach's Lars Stindl followed his hat-trick at Eintracht Frankfurt in midweek with a penalty in the 34th minute to break the deadlock and put the home side in front.

But they struggled to build on the opener and Hoffenheim deservedly equalised through Andrej Kramaric in the 75th before Thuram was sent off after VAR upgraded his yellow card to a red.

The visitors made their one-man advantage count when Sessegnon, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, pounced to claim all three points four minutes from time as Hoffenheim climbed to 11th with 15 points, while Gladbach stay eighth on 18.

"It's just a no-go," Gladbach manager Marco Rose said of Thuram's red card. "It's beyond anything.

"He can only apologise. We can only apologise for it. He also hurt his team. But that's not the point right now. It does not belong on any football pitch. He is a good lad and he will reflect it."

Information from ESPN's Germany correspondent Stephan Uersfeld was used in this report

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +55 78
2 RB Leipzig 34 +28 65
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 +29 64
4 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +24 61
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +16 60
6 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +14 52
7 FC Union Berlin 34 +7 50
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +8 49
9 VfB Stuttgart 34 +1 45
10 SC Freiburg 34 0 45
11 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -2 43
12 Mainz 34 -17 39
13 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
14 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 35
15 Arminia Bielefeld 34 -26 35
16 FC Cologne 34 -26 33
17 Werder Bremen 34 -21 31
18 Schalke 04 34 -61 16