Gumny bags a brace
FC Augsburg won their second pre-season friendly with a deserved 5-0 triumph against Regionalliga side VfB Eichstätt. A crowd of 1,000 fans turned out to watch the Függestädter play, with one defender showcasing his nose for goal.
Head coach Enrico Maaßen was able to include Carlos Gruezo, Arne Maier, Robert Gumny and Frederik Winther in the starting XI, after the quartet had missed the first pre-season friendly against TSV Schwaben Augsburg. Daniel Klein started between the sticks for FCA and played the first 45 minutes.
The game kicked off under sunny conditions at the Stauferpark Stadion, with FCA dominating proceedings right from the start. Josué Mbila recorded the first shot on goal after a cross from Iago, but his effort was saved by Felix Junghan (3’). The Eichstätt goalkeeper was then left helpless as FCA took an early lead. Maurice Malone broke down the left wing and sent in a cross that Gumny was able to slot home from the penalty spot (10’).
Klein was then called upon to make two quick saves (14’) before Florian Niederlechner was able to muster a shot after a pass from Iago (17’). FCA were pressing hard down the wings and could have added to the scoreline. Mbila came close with a diving header (29’), before Maier let loose a shot from the edge of the box (35’) and Niederlechner also tried to get off a shot on the turn (36’) but none were able to make their chances count. Gumny found the back of the net just before the break (42’) before Iago tapped in a rebound (45’).
Maaßen brought on an entirely new XI for the second half, with Benjamin Leneis replacing Klein in goal. The opponents, meanwhile, had a former FCA player come on for them. Caiuby, who played for the club from 2014 to 2019, was given a special guest players’ pass that allowed him to face his former employers. At the hour mark, Raphael Framberger played in a cross to André Hahn, who narrowly sent his header wide of goal (61’). Augsburg then added to their tally thanks to an own goal, with defender Alexander Moratz redirecting a Lasse Günther cross into his own net (67’).
Leneis did well to deny Fabian Eberle down the other end, as Caiuby sent the rebound wide of the target (73’). The final goal of the game would go to FCA, as Felix Götze smashed home a strike from 16 metres out to bring the score to 5-0 (87’).
FCA’s next pre-season friendly will take place on Friday, 8th July (17:30 CEST) against second-division side SV Sandhausen. The game will be played in Zumarshausen.
FCA: Klein (46’ Leneis) – Gruber (46’ Framberger), Gouweleeuw (46’ Bauer), Winther (46’ Taseski) – Gumny (46’ Caligiuri), Gruezo (46’ Kücüksahin), Maier (46’ Götze), Iago (46' Günther) – Mbila (46’ Ivanovic), Niederlechner (46' Hahn), Malone (46’ Pedersen)
Goals: 1-0 Gumny (10’), 2-0 Gumny (42’), 3-0 Iago (45’), 4-0 Moratz (67’, OG), 5-0 Götze (87’)