Christensen nets a brace as Gladbach score five past Bremen

Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen scored goals in either half to help Borussia Monchengladbach to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen.

Lars Stindl put hosts ahead after just 12 minutes and they never looked likely to surrender their lead, to a side that have already beaten them on two occasions this season.

Danish born Christensen drilled in Gladbachs second and his first in the Bundesliga, just after the thirty minute mark. He then headed home Raffael’s cross five minutes after half-time to put André Schubert’s men in cruise control.

Claudio Pizarro who was making his 400th Bundesliga appearance placed a penalty in the bottom right corner to give Bremen some hope, but Raffael scored from the spot in the 70th minute to restore the three-goal lead after Stindl had been brought down.

Gladbach saved the best until last, with Havard Nordtveit placing a sublime effort up and over Felix Wiedwald in the Bremen goal to seal an emphatic win which moves them up to fourth. Bremen remain 16th in the table, two points from safety.

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