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Bundesliga friendlies: RB Leipzig wins thanks to Benjamin Sesko



Bundesliga friendlies: RB Leipzig wins thanks to Benjamin Sesko

DFB Cup winner RB Leipzig easily won the first pre-season test. The Bundesliga team prevailed 7-0 (5-0) against the Oberliga club FC Grimma in the short-term encounter, while Eintracht Frankfurt lost.

Newcomer Benjamin Sesko (23rd/26th/36th) impressed with a three-pack on his Leipzig debut. Fabio Carvalho (16th), who came to the Saxons on loan from Liverpool FC, also scored in his debut. The other goals came from an own goal (38′), Cenny Neumann (60′) and U17 European champions Winners Osawe (88′).

Record transfer Lois Openda and defensive talent El Chadaille Bitshiabu, whose commitment Leipzig only announced on Tuesday, were not used. Coach Marco Rose’s team travels to the training camp in South Tyrol on Thursday.

Eintracht Frankfurt loses second friendly

Eintracht Frankfurt loses second friendly

Eintracht Frankfurt surprisingly lost their second test match in preparation for the coming season. The team of the new coach Dino Toppmöller lost 1:2 (1:1) at the regional league team TSV Steinbach Haiger on Tuesday without the national players.

Serkan Firat (33rd) gave the hosts the lead in front of a record crowd of 4990 spectators, never before had so many fans come to the Steinbacher Stadion. Igor Matanovic, returning from second division FC St. Pauli on loan, equalized a little later for Frankfurt (36′). Gianluca Korta (73rd) scored for the fourth division to win.

FC Augsburg with the next friendly win

Bundesliga club FC Augsburg celebrated their second win in the third preparatory game for the coming season. Coach Enrico Maassen’s team defeated the Austrian third division team FC Kufstein in Schladming 9-0 (3-0).

Frederik Winther (5th), Sven Michel (23rd), Ruben Vargas (28th), Maurice Malone (50th, 57th), Mert Kömür (61st) and Irvin Cardona (65th, 80th, 89th) scored the goals for the Swabians. At the beginning of the preparation Augsburg had the upper hand in the city duel with Türkspor (6:0), the test against Besiktas was stopped at 1:1 because of too much pyrotechnics from the Turkish fans.

There were also problems on Tuesday, but not with the spectators. A violent storm swept through Schladming, where the FCA stayed until July 23, with trees lying across.