Borussia Dortmund vs. Ingolstadt: Winners and Losers from Bundesliga

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Borussia Dortmund vs. Ingolstadt: Winners and Losers from Bundesliga
PATRIK STOLLARZ/Getty Images
Symbolic: Lukasz Piszczek and his Dortmund side had very little space against aggressive visitors.

Borussia Dortmund left it late but beat FC Ingolstadt 2-0 in their first game at home after the winter break on Matchday 19 of the 2015/16 Bundesliga season.

It was the expected, difficult game for Black and Yellows against the Schanzer, who came into the game tied for the second-best defensive record in the league.

Dortmund's problems intensified before kick-off, as Thomas Tuchel had to make do without Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan, both of whom picked up a flu in midweek. Adrian Ramos got his first start of the season in Reus' absence, while Matthias Ginter replaced Gundogan in central midfield.

Ingolstadt head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl selected a positive-looking side, with Max Christiansen starting in place of the suspended Pascal Gross and winter signing Dario Lezcano making his full debut for the Bavarians up front.

Gusting winds and pouring rain probably aided the visitors' cause, as both teams struggled to hold on to the ball for any extended amount of time for much of the game.

The game didn't see many goalscoring opportunities for either side, and a goalless draw looked somewhat inevitable until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored out of the proverbial nowhere in the 77th minute. 

The Gabonese added a second four minutes from time and effectively killed the game. 

With the win and Hertha BSC's simultaneous 3-3 draw at Werder Bremen, Dortmund now hold a 10-point advantage over third place. Ingolstadt, meanwhile, remain 10th and will have been happy to learn that all the other teams in the battle against relegation in action on Saturday lost their games as well.

Here, B/R picks the winners and losers from the game.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow B/R on Facebook

Bundesliga

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.