Ingolstadt – FC Ingolstadt 04 were left still waiting for their first home win in the Bundesliga as Hamburger SV snatched a 1-0 win at the Audi-Sportpartk.
Goal: 0-1 Gregoritsch (87')
Ingolstadt, who won in Bremen at the weekend thanks to a penalty, almost gave a spot-kick away when Tobias Levels slid and hit the ball with his arm, but the referee saw no intention on the part of the Ingolstadt defender. Mathew Leckie fired into the side-netting at the other end with the hosts' first opening, before Nicolai Müller squandered Hamburg's next big opportunity.
Lukas Hinterseer had a goal ruled out for offside as Ingolstadt continued to push for their first home win of the season. Jaroslav Drobny had to be at his best to deny Stefan Lex as it became one-way traffic at the Audi-Sportpark. Heading in the other direction was Johan Djourou, but his headed goal was ruled out for an earlier push by Pierre-Michel Lasogga. Lasogga wasted his side's next best chance as Hamburg ended the game stronger, finding a late winner through Gregoritsch's direct free-kick into the top right-hand corner.
Man of the match
Mathew Leckie was a hive of activity for the hosts, touching the ball 23 times in the first 25 minutes and taking three shots on goal in that time. The Australian international had no problems dropping deep to pick up the ball either, working hard but failing to get a just reward for his efforts.
Ingolstadt became the first team ever to win their first three away games in the Bundesliga when they won in Bremen on Matchday 5, but they are still waiting for their first win on home soil after three attempts to send their fans home happy.
Stats of the match
- Both Ingolstadt and Hamburg fielded the same starting XIs as on Matchday 5.
- The half-time scoreline was 0-0 for the sixth time in six games this season featuring Ingolstadt.
- Gregoritsch scored Hamburg's first direct free-kick since April 2014, when Hakan Calhanoglu netted for the Northern Germany side.
Ingolstadt: Özcan - Levels, Matip, Hübner, Suttner (89' Bregerie) - Roger - Groß, Morales – Lex (81' Bauer), Leckie, Hinterseer (71' Kachunga)
Hamburg: Drobny - Diekmeier, Djourou, Spahic, Ostrzolek – Holtby (89' Cleber), Kacar – Müller (65' Gregoritsch), Hunt, Ilicevic (65' Diaz) - Lasogga