KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The opening of the Bundesliga season saw Alfredo Morales and newbies Ingolstadt get their first win of the season at Mainz, while Fabian Johnson and Monchengladbach were trounced by Dortmund.
Mainz 0 - 1 Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt started their debut season in the Bundesliga with a historic win against Mainz at the Coface Arena.
Even though it was Die Schanzer's first game in the top division they were not afraid to take their chances at goal. Mainz
also had their fair share of opportunities in the first half, but neither side was able to find the opening goal.
The second half would be a different story and despite a couple of chances by Mainz, the visitors would score the only goal of the game in the 66th minute.
Alfredo Morales supplied the pass to Lukas Hinterseer who would make history for Ingolstadt as he scored the first ever Bundesliga goal for the newcomers.
A big win for Ingolstadt and they will be hoping their will be to come in this long season.
Dortmund 4 - 0 Mönchengladbach
This was not the way the Foals wanted to start the new Bundesliga campaign as they were dealt a heavy loss by Borussia Dortmund at Signal-Iduna-Park .
Fabian Johnson started and played the entire game for Monchengladbach in the one-sided game.
The home side got things going in the 15th minute when Marco Reus blasted in a shot from the left.
Dortmund would extend their lead six minutes later when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got his name on the score sheet. A precise cross from Marcel Schmelzer would find the head of the Gabon international.
Aubameyang would turn provider in the 33rd minute when he forced Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer to commit only for the forward to pass the ball off to Henrikh Mkhitaryan to put in the wide open goal.
Dortmund rounded out the scoring in the 50th minute and Mkhitaryan would score second with Reus providing the assist.
Aron Johannsson made his debut in the second half for Werder Bremen, but the team fell 3-0 to Schalke 04.
John Brooks came on as a substitute in the 84th minute in Herta Berlin's 1-0 win over Augsburg.
Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Armin Veh remained true to his word as Timmy Chandler was not in the team in their 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg.
Bobby Wood scored a goal in Union Berlin's 2-2 tie with Kaiserslautern.
Andrew Wooten scored a pair of goals as Sandhausen thumped Paderborn 6-0.
Shawn Barry was on the bench for FSV Frankfurt, but saw no action in the team's 2-1 loss to Karlsruher.
Caleb Stanko was on the bench for Freiburg in their 3-1 loss to Bochum.