A point was rescued by A Denis Zakaria goal at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday that kept them in control of place of RB Leipzig.
Gladbach can do nothing to get a lot of the second half of a Eintracht defence and dropped a goal behind by the finish of this first half.
That they had to wait until Korean Zakaria turn and shot in order to prevent a second straight loss and lift them. Eintracht fell to sixth place.
Leipzig are just two things behind Gladbach in fourth after their triumph at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday.
32 winners against Augsburg on Friday, second-placed Bayern Munich, are on 48off leaders.