By FRANCO PANIZO
Talk about making a good first impression.
Fabian Johnson wasted no time in introducing himself to Borussia Moenchengladbach fans, assisting on the winner in his debut for the German club on Thursday. Johnson helped give Moenchengladbach a 3-2 victory over FK Sarajevo when he found teammate Branimir Hrgota for the decisive tally in the 73rd minute of the first leg of the two sides’ UEFA Europa League play-off in Sarajevo.
After sitting out the weekend’s DFB Pokal triumph against Homburg, the U.S. Men’s National Team fullback earned a start at right back, went the distance and did his part in breaking a 2-2 deadlock that would have made it anybody’s series going into the return leg in Germany.
Before meeting the Bosnian club again next Thursday, Johnson is likely to take part in the Foals’ Bundesliga opener on Sunday against visiting VfB Stuttgart.
Impressed to see Johnson make such an impact so quick? Do you see him enjoying a solid season with Moenchengladbach? Will he and the club make a strong run in the Europa League?
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