Hack and Ngoumou on the scoresheet in win over Ingolstadt

Borussia defeated FC Ingolstadt 2-1 on Wednesday night in a pre-season friendly played during the training camp at Tegernsee.

Borussia had the better chances in the first half in front of 2,300 fans at FC Rottach-Egern’s ground, but Ingolstadt goalkeeper Marius Funk denied Rocco Reitz, Tomáš Čvančara and Franck Honorat, with the Frenchman also hitting the bar from a set piece.

It took the Foals just three minutes to go ahead in the second half. Luca Netz assisted Robin Hack following a nice move originally initiated by Nathan Ngoumou (48’). Hack then set up Ngoumou for the second goal 11 minutes later, with Borussia’s number 19 rounding the goalkeeper for 2-0. FCI substitute Felix Keidel pulled one back with two minutes left to play.

Borussia are next in action in pre-season on Saturday in Heimstetten. Gerardo Seoane’s team will play both TSV 1860 München (15:00 CEST) and VfB Stuttgart (16:15 CEST) in a mini-tournament. The final game before the new season starts is then a week later against HSC Montpellier at BORUSSIA-PARK as part of the official fan day, presented by Flatex. That game on 5th August will kick off at 15:30 CEST.

TEAM NEWS

Jonas Omlin was in goal for the first time in pre-season. Seoane’s back-three consisted of Marvin Friedrich, Ko Itakura and Fabio Chiarodia. Franck Honarat and Lukas Ullrich started on the flanks, with Rocco Reitz alongside Julian Weigl in central midfield. Patrick Herrmann, Tomáš Čvančara and Alassane Plea played up front.

Seoane was missing Christoph Kramer (partial MCL tear), Jan Olschowsky (recovering from hand injury), Manu Koné (recovering from knee injury), Hannes Wolf and Stefan Lainer (both ill).

FIRST-HALF HIGHLIGHTS

8’: Honarat whips a free-kick in from the left wing towards the middle. Čvančara and Friedrich cannot connect with it.

14’:  Plea and Honorat combine nicely down the right and Honorat puts in a cross, but an Ingolstadt defender heads clear in front of Čvančara.

19’: Reitz pulls the trigger from 25 yards out and forces Funk into a good save.

21’: Crossbar! Honorat’s free-kick from well out keeps on rising and clips the top of the bar on its way over.

22’: Ingolstadt’s first chance. Costly tries his luck from just outside the area and puts it narrowly past Omlin’s goal.

23’: What an effort by Honorat! The Frenchman meets a low Ullrich cross first time on the edge with an audacious effort with the outside of his boot. Funk tips it over the bar.

44’: Čvančara’s shot is pushed wide by goalkeeper Funk.

SECOND-HALF HIGHLIGHTS

48’: 1-0 for Borussia! Netz and Hack combined nicely down the left flank and the new signing is clinical on his left foot inside the box.

55’: Ngoumou is denied by Funk.

59’: 2-0 for Borussia! Hack plays an excellent through ball to Ngoumou and he rounds the goalkeeper to double the Foals’ lead.

62’: Funk gets a strong hand on Ranos’ header from Walde’s cross to prevent a third goal.

71’: Neuhaus dribbles past some Ingolstadt players and hits a low drive towards goal, but Funk is equal to it.

87’: Neuhaus is forced off with a thigh issue and Borussia have to play the last few minutes with a man down.

88’: Substitute Keidel finds space behind the Borussia defence, stays calm and beats Sippel. Ingosltadt pull one back.

STATISTICS

Borussia: Omlin (46’ Sippel) – Chiarodia (46’ Scally), Itakura (46’ Elvedi), Friedrich (46’ Jantschke) – Honorat (46’ Walde), Weigl (46’ Fraulo), Reitz (46’ Neuhaus), Ullrich (46’ Netz) – Herrmann (46’ Hack), Plea (46’ Ngoumou), Honorat (46’ Ranos) – Čvančara // Bench: Nicolas, Brüll

Ingolstadt: Funk – Cvjetinovic, Lorenz, Malone – Costly, Kopacz, Fröde, Kayo (45’ Deichmann), Guware – Beleme (65’ Kügel), Testroet (65’ Mause) // Bench: Bösl, Decker, Rausch, Udogu, Keidel, Llugiqi

Goals: 1-0 Hack (48’), 2-0 Ngoumou (59’), 2-1 Keidel (88’)

Yellow cards: Reitz – Malone, Fröde, Costly

Attendance: 2,300

Referee: Wolfgang Haslberger (St. Wolfgang)

Tomáš Čvančara couldn't get his second goal in pre-season.
Jonas Omlin made his first appearance of pre-season.
Tony Jantschke in action in the second half.

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