Heidenheim - Bundesliga 2 leaders FC Ingolstadt strengthened their promotion push with a deserved 1-0 win over 1. FC Heidenheim at the Voith-Arena.

Pascal Groß scored the only goal of the game in the 27th minute, collecting Alfredo Morales' lay-off and rifling an unstoppable shot past home keeper Jan Zimmerman for his seventh goal of the season. Lukas Hinterseer spurned a promising opportunity to double the Bavarians' lead in the second half, but Robert Leipartz could and perhaps should have equalised for the hosts when he shot straight at Ramazan Özcan from point-blank range. Ingolstadt held on, however, to consolidate their position at the top of the table, while Heidenheim remain in mid-table.

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