FC Ingolstadt 04 1-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: Uth upsets home fans with last-gasp equaliser

After Roger's superb free-kick goal mid-way through the second half, it seemed like FC Ingolstadt had all three points wrapped up. However, Mark Uth's strike in the 96th minute gave Hoffenheim a share of the spoils and meant that Ralph Hasenhüttl's side had to settle for a raw.

Turgid first-half

The cagey nature of this game from the first whistle meant that neither side were keen to move forward at any pace and leave themselves susceptible to a counter attack. Completed passes, never mind chances, were in short supply and the pair struggled to move that figure above 50% in the opening stages.

Jin-Su Kim and Tobias Levels forced Ramazan Özcan and Oliver Baumann, respectively, into their first saves of the game before the half hour. Hoffenheim would have the best two opportunities of the game before the break, as Nadiem Amiri and Kevin Volland both shot just past the post after they had exchanged passes with each other.

Uth's late goal stole the points from under Ingolstadt noses. (Image credit: kicker - Getty Images)
Uth's late goal stole the points from under Ingolstadt noses. (Image credit: kicker - Getty Images)

Roger's free-kick canceled out by Uth strike

The second half was taking on a similar look but for Eugen Polanski's powerful drive that edged over the bar. Other than that, both teams were failing to force themselves forward. Ingolstadt would suffer a major blow when Benjamin Hübner picked up a nasty looking injury when challenging Kevin Volland, and had to be replaced by Romain Brégerie.

The hosts earned a free-kick immediately after the break in play and took immediate advantage. Roger, despite Pascal Groß being on the pitch, took charge of the dead ball and curled it perfectly over the wall and into the back of the net. Baumann was helpless to prevent the Brazilian from opening the scoring and wheeling away in celebration.

Hoffenheim seemed unable to respond and looked like they were falling to yet another defat, but they would steal a goal just seconds before the end. Roger couldn't clear after Steven Zuber sent a long ball down field in search of Uth, and the German capitalised by slotting past Özcan to earn a share of the spoils.

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