Gregor Kobel: Borussia Dortmund showed great defensive resolve in win over Gladbach

Borussia Mönchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga
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Gregor Kobel was delighted with the defensive resolve Borussia Dortmund showed to defeat Borussia Mönchengladbach, amid all the obstacles they had to overcome.

Borussia Dortmund claimed a 2-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach to get their top four charge back on track. The Black and Yellows faced a number of obstacles over the course of the 90 minutes, but managed to hang on for the three points in the end.

Edin Terzic's side started on the front foot and took a two-goal lead in the first-half, courtesy of a brace from Marcel Sabitzer. But Gladbach pulled a goal back through Maximilian Wöber, and Borussia Dortmund then had to play the majority of the second-half with ten men after Karim Adeyemi was sent off. Add to that, the team's gruelling schedule and two injuries, and the win was certainly a well-earned one for BVB.

Gregor Kobel admitted after the final whistle that it wasn't the prettiest of games, but was delighted with the way they defended their goal. The goalkeeper told Sky Sport, "It wasn't the prettiest game, but you have to compliment the way we defended in the second half when we were outnumbered, how we dug in and got the win - after the short break and the travel."

Borussia Dortmund have another crunch game coming up on Tuesday as they host Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal. If BVB want to reach the CL semifinals for the first time since 2013, they must overcome a 2-1 deficit.