Ingolstadt - FC Ingolstadt 04 celebrated their first-ever home win in the Bundesliga thanks to a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

FC Ingolstadt 04 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Goals: 1-0 Groß (78'), 2-0 Lex (84')

Ingolstadt started brightly, putting the visitors' defence under pressure on several occasions in the opening stages, despite clear-cut chances proving elusive for both teams. Mathew Leckie missed the promoted club's two most promising first-half opportunities, the Australia international having one effort blocked by Carlos Zambrano and another denied by Lukas Hradecky in the Eintracht goal.

Ralph Hasenhüttl's charges remained in the driving seat after the interval, with Benjamin Hübner heading against the post after a beautiful ball from Pascal Groß, although Eintracht retained a threat themselves, with last season's top scorer Alexander Meier firing just wide on the hour. Groß eventually made the breakthrough 12 minutes from time with a fine long-range effort, before Stefan Lex sealed the three points when he rounded the goalkeeper and slotted into an open net.

Man of the match

Pascal Groß key to Ingolstadt's victory, the 24-year-old pulling the strings in defensive midfield and proving a constant threat in and near the Frankfurt box.

Talking point

Ingolstadt once again confirmed they're a side to be reckoned with in their first year in the German top flight, the Hasenhüttl's charges very much in contention for the European places eight games into the campaign.

Match stats

  • Max Christiansen earned his first start for Ingolstadt, making him the youngest player to ever appear for the Bavarians in a Bundesliga match at 19 years and eight days.

  • Ingolstadt scored two goals (or more) for the first time in the Bundesliga

  • All eight of Ingolstadt's Bundesliga games finished with a draw, seven of them goalless.

Line-ups

Ingolstadt:Özcan - Levels, M. Matip, Hübner, Suttner - Roger (Bregerie 46')- Groß, Christiansen (Morales 80') - Hartmann (Lex 71'), Hinterseer, Leckie

Frankfurt: Hradecky - Hasebe (Flum 57'), Russ, Zambrano, Oczipka - Reinartz, Ignjovski - Stendera, Aigner - Castaignos (Waldschmidt 78'), Meier