Leckie helps Ingolstadt see off Darmstadt

Australia attacker Mathew Leckie was in action as Ingolstadt moved to within a point of both Augsburg and Mainz in the battle for Bundesliga survival by coming from behind to beat bottom club Darmstadt 3-2.

Mathew Leckie Ingolstadt Bundesliga Darmstadt

Mathew Leckie, left, in action against Darmstadt Source: Getty Images

Leckie played a full game as Pascal Gross gave Ingolstadt an early lead but the visitors, who are 14 points adrift of safety, turned the game on its head before half-time with two goals from Mario Vrancic - the second from the penalty spot.

Almog Cohen levelled things up after 68 minutes and four minutes later Markus Suttner restored Ingolstadt's advantage, which they held on to for a third straight league win.

Both sides finished the match with 10 men after Romain Bregerie and Antonio Colak were sent off in the 87th minute.

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Hertha Berlin ended their losing streak and moved into fifth place with a comfortable 2-0 win over strugglers Augsburg.

Coming off the back of three successive defeats, Hertha reignited their European ambitions with two unanswered goals before half-time.

USA defender John Brooks put the hosts ahead by heading home Valentin Stocker's 12-minute cross, before the latter added his own name to the scoresheet with a close-range finish in the 37th minute.

Anything but defeat would have lifted the visitors out of the bottom three but they remain behind Mainz on goal difference.




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Published 10 April 2017 at 1:41am
Source: PA Sport