Breel Embolo scores 2 to lift Borussia Monchengladbach back to top of Bundesliga

Moenchengladbach’s Breel Embolo celebrates after their third goal by Hermann during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and SC Freiburg (Source: AP)

Borussia Monchengladbach took back the top spot in the Bundesliga on Sunday after Breel Embolo scored two goals and set up another in a 4-2 win against Freiburg.

Gladbach now leads second-place Leipzig by a point in a welcome turnaround for the team after defeat to promoted Union Berlin last week. Next up is a different kind of test — Bayern Munich.

“I’m really, really satisfied today with the result and my team’s performance,” said Gladbach coach Marco Rose, who rested five players after Thursday’s Europa League win over Austrian side Wolfsberg.

One of those coming in to face sixth-place Freiburg was Embolo, who hadn’t played a full 90 minutes in the league since September.

With the score at 1-1, Embolo needed less than a minute of the second half to put Gladbach in front with his first Bundesliga goal in nearly two months.