Borussia Moenchengladbach inflicted a second straight defeat upon the visiting Borussia Dortmund easing past their woeful opponents in their final Bundesliga match before the World Cup.
Jonas Hofmann, Ramy Bensebaini, Marcus Thuram and Kouadio Kone found the net for the home side during the 4-2 win while Dortmund managed to stay in the game until halftime through goals from Julian Brandt and Nico Schlotterbeck.
Hofmann, who will be on the plane to Qatar, opened the scoring after just 4 minutes before his teammate at the World Cup Julian Brandt equalised for the visitors, picking up the ball with his back to the goal before turning and volleying in a scrumptious equaliser.
The intensity of the game did not drop after the goals as Bensebaini and Thuram scored twice in the span of four minutes to put their side 3-1 up.
Schlotterbeck put away the rebound in the 40th minute to restore some hope for the Ruhr valley club who looked vulnerable at the back throughout the game.
They were caught lacking once again when Kouadio Kone shot past Gregor Kobel just one minute after the restart after being given ample time at the edge of the box to sort his feet out.
Thuram then missed a slew of chances for Moenchengladbach to keep the scoreline from becoming embarrassing as Dortmund failed to keep up with their opponents.
With the Bundesliga going into a prolonged winter break Dortmund end their year on a low, six points off leaders Bayern Munich who still have a game in hand while Gladbach, who have now won six of their eight home games so far, are in seventh place on 22 points, three behind Dortmund.