Fürth - FC Ingolstadt 04 began 2015 as they mean to go on by picking up three vital points in the chase for promotion courtesy of a 1-0 win against SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

The visitors dominated the opening stages, coming close through Stefan Lex and Alfredo Morales ,before Pascal Groß's sixth goal of the season gave his side the lead on the half-hour mark. Their Bavarian neighbours, Fürth, had no answer to Ingolstadt's organised, powerful defence, and the league leaders came close to doubling their lead before the break through Groß.

Frank Kramer's Fürth improved as the second half wore on, but aside from efforts from Zhi Gin Lam and Florian Trinks, Ingolstadt were never truly threatened. In fact, Ralph Hasenhüttl's men came closest to the next goal in the last ten minutes through Moritz Hartmann, while the introduction of AFC Asian Cup winner Mathew Leckie added further ballast to their attack. Ingolstadt remain top of the league, while Fürth still sit 12th.

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