Coach Lucien Favre and defender Dante are both turning a blind eye to the prospects of European football, despite Borussia Monchengladbach's lofty fourth-placed standings in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich fired four unanswered goals past Nurnberg, sealing their eighth straight win at home, while Borussia Dortmund fell to third in the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw at Stuttgart.
Borussia Dortmund fell five points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after they were held to a 1-1 draw with Stuttgart.
Stuttgart began their UEFA Europa League campaign with a comfortable victory over Young Boys in Group H.
There were shocks in store for Liverpool and Inter Milan while two big away wins were recorded in an intriguing night of UEFA Champions League action.
After consecutive home defeats in their last two games, Germany are looking to recapture their winning form against Liechtenstein and Wales.