USMNT defender Fabian Johnson played the full 90 minutes and got on the scoresheet today to help Borussia Monchengladbach defeat Paderborn 2-0 and get back to winning ways.
The German side crashed out of the Europa League midweek with a 3-2 loss to Sevilla, but they got back on track in the league. Johnson scored early on, the game’s opening goal in the 18th minute when he ripped a low shot from the top of the box that deflected and bounced past Paderborn goalkeeper Lukas Kruse. You can see the goal in the highlight package above.
The win for Monchengladbach puts them four points above Bayer Leverkusen in third position in the Bundesliga table. They’re still seven back of Wolfsburg and a game back as well, but maintain a Champions League position. For Fabian, it’s his first goal of the season, and first club goal since he scored for Leverkusen back on November 25, 2012 – just over 2 years.
Johnson also had a fantastic statistical match. he completed 40/46 passes (87%) including 14/17 in the attacking third, completed 3/3 take-ons (all in the attacking third), and picked up an interception and a pair of clearances on the defensive end.