Roger scored the only goal of the game as FC Ingolstadt 04 inflicted a first league defeat of the season on Ralph Hasenhüttl’s RB Leipzig.
FC Ingolstadt 04 1-0 RB Leipzig
Goals: 1-0 Roger (12')
Chasing their first home victory this season, Die Schanzer made the perfect start as Anthony Jung’s dangerous delivery into the Leipzig penalty area was headed home by Roger with twelve minutes on the clock. The goal seemed to spark Hasenhüttl’s charges into life, but when Marcel Halstenberg was presented with a rare sight of goal, the defender could only direct his effort wide of the far post.
Leipzig started the second half with greater urgency, and only a splendid save by Martin Hansen prevented Marcel Sabitzer from restoring parity eight minutes into the second half. Emil Forsberg spurned a glorious opportunity to earn the visitors a share of the spoils in the dying stages, but the visitors held on despite having Mathew Leckie sent off for a second bookable offence in second-half stoppage time.
Leipzig’s unbeaten run is finally over, but the big question for Hasenhüttl’s men is how the respond to their first league defeat of the campaign. Their next two games - at home to Hertha Berlin and away to FC Bayern München - will be a true test of their title credentials.
- Leipzig had over twice as many shots as Ingolstadt (ten to Ingolstadt's four), but failed to make their pressure count.Roger’s goal was only his second in Germany’s top flight. His first came on 5 December 2015, in a 1-1 draw with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.Ingolstadt vs. Leipzig is the 900th different fixture in Bundesliga history.
Ingolstadt: Hansen (Nyland 58’) - Hadergjonaj, Matip (c), Tisserand, Jung - Roger, Cohen - Leckie, Groß (Hinterseer 86’), Morales - Lezcano (Hartmann 64’)
Coach: Maik Walpurgis
Leipzig: Leipzig: Gulacsi - Schmitz, Ilsanker, Orban (c), Halstenberg - Demme - Keita - Sabitzer, Forsberg - Poulsen (Burke 55’), Werner (Selke 70’)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl