1. FC Köln clinched an easy win in their first test of the new season. FC Augsburg also celebrated another friendly win in preparation for the new season. And Borussia Mönchengladbach passed the first test under Daniel Farke.
Coach Steffen Baumgart’s team won 12-1 (3-1) at the TuS Mondorf state league on Friday, with newcomers Denis Huseinbasic, Linton Maina and Eric Martel also making their way into the top scorers list.
Florian Dietz and Maximilian Schmid from their own offspring also scored twice. The best goal of the day, however, was scored by the hosts: Redwan Abdallah lobbed the ball from 40 meters to level the game.
The Cologne side, who are playing for a place in the European Cup in the Conference League play-offs in August, will be playing their first competitive game on July 30: the first-round duel in the DFB Cup is against second-division side Jahn Regensburg. In the league, things start on August 7 against newly promoted Schalke 04.
Bundesliga: Gladbach wins first test under Farke
Borussia Mönchengladbach gave their new coach Daniel Farke a win in the first friendly. The Gladbachers prevailed 4: 2 (3: 1) at the third division promoted Rot-Weiss Essen on Hafenstrasse. Marcus Thuram with a brace and Alassane Plea with a penalty scored for Gladbach. There was also an own goal from Essen’s Meiko Sponsel.
Gladbach will play their first competitive game on July 31 in the first round of the DFB Cup at Oberliga side SV Oberachern. A week later, on August 6th, the Foals host TSG Hoffenheim for the start of the league.
Augsburg with a loose test match win over regional league teams
The team of new coach Enrico Maassen won 5-0 (3-0) against the regional league club VfB Eichstätt.
The goals for Augsburg were scored by Robert Gumny (2), Iago and Felix Götze. Eichstätt also scored an own goal. FCA also won 5-0 in the derby against Schwaben Augsburg three days ago.