tSV table bottom Darmstadt 98 has added a point in the fight against relegation, but has now extended its negative streak to 14 games without winning. The Hessians drew 0-0 against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday and remain in 18th place with 12 points. The match was interrupted for several minutes due to protests by fans against the German soccer league.

Three days after the annulled cup semi-final in Saarbrücken, Gladbacher remains without a win for the fourth consecutive game and is on the brink of the relegation zone. Before 46,121 visitors at Borussia Park, the hosts dominated the game for long periods, but had very little attack. The guests were especially convincing with their fighting spirit.

The inhabitants of Gladbach were warned. The first leg saw a 3-3 draw after a 3-0 deficit, and the previous year saw a cup exit in Darmstadt. Borussia coach Gerardo Seoane recalled the courage, aggressiveness and tenacity of the newcomer. After the defeat against Bayern, he changed teams in four positions and was able to rely on his usual defenders, Ko Itakura, after four months and Maximilian Wöber, after two months.

The guests, with Mehlem and Klaus Gjasula again in the starting eleven, proved to be the expected unpleasant opponent with a compact defensive line. Winter newcomer Sebastian Polter made his debut in the starting lineup. “He seems more fit than he thought,” he reasoned. Darmstadt Coach Torsten Lieberknecht made a decision.

Polter was supported by the dangerous Tim Skarke, who played his 100th official match for the guests, but will miss the next match due to his fifth yellow card. Both offensive players provided good action for the guests. Darmstadt's Bartol Franjic had to leave the field injured early on and Andreas Müller came into the match in his place.

Before half-time, the match had to be interrupted for 13 minutes due to tennis balls being thrown from the Gladbach fan block. Until then there were few dangerous scenes in the penalty area from either side. Jordan Siebatcheu wasted the best local chance from ten yards out, but shortly afterwards he had to be substituted due to injury before the break, as did his team-mate Robin Hack.

The locals had more game, but the game did not flow due to many interruptions. Florian Neuhaus and Honorat had two good chances with long shots after an hour, but Darmstadt goalkeeper Marcel Schuhen was on point and saved his team from a draw.