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14 July 2017 Venue Sportplatz Bischofshofen Attendance

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Fortuna Dusseldorf
0 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Michael Rensing
    GK
  • 3
    Andre Hoffman
    DF
  • 5
    Kaan Ayhan
    DF
  • 23
    Niko Giesselman
    DF
  • 15
    Lukas Schmitz
    DF
  • 13
    Adam Bodzek
    MF
  • 31
    Marcel Sobottka
    MF
  • 7
    Oliver Fink (C)
    MF
  • 8
    Jerome Kiesewetter
    MF
  • 37
    Ihlas Bebou
    FW
  • 28
    Rouwen Hennings
    FW

Substitutes

  • 30
    Rafael Wolf
    SUB
  • 32
    Robin Bormuth
    SUB
  • 35
    Karlo Majic
    SUB
  • 36
    Anderson Lucoqui
    SUB
  • 9
    Ozkan Yildirim
    SUB
  • 6
    Florian Neuhaus
    SUB
  • 4
    Julian Schauerte
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Friedhelm Funkel

4-4-1-1
  • 1
    Niki Maenpaa
    GK
  • 2
    Bruno (C)
    DF
  • 5
    Lewis Dunk
    DF
  • 22
    Shane Duffy
    DF
  • 25
    Markus Suttner
    DF
  • 11
    Anthony Knockaert
    MF
  • 6
    Dale Stephens
    MF
  • 7
    Beram Kayal
    MF
  • 20
    Solly March
    MF
  • 13
    Pascal Gross
    FW
  • 17
    Glenn Murray
    FW

Substitutes

  • 31
    Robert Sanchez
    SUB
  • 23
    Liam Rosenior
    SUB
  • 3
    Gaetan Bong
    SUB
  • 4
    Uwe Huenemeier
    SUB
  • 18
    Connor Goldson
    SUB
  • 30
    Rohan Ince
    SUB
  • 14
    Steve Sidwell
    SUB
  • 21
    Oliver Norwood
    SUB
  • 8
    Jiri Skalak
    SUB
  • 24
    Kazenga LuaLua
    SUB
  • 29
    Richie Towell
    SUB
  • 15
    Jamie Murphy
    SUB
  • 10
    Tomer Hemed
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Chris Hughton

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Match Previews

PREVIEW: FORTUNA DUSSELDORF V ALBION

14 July 2017

Paul Hazlewood

Brighton & Hove Albion get their pre-season campaign underway this evening in Austria, as they take on second tier German opponents Fortuna Dusseldorf at Sportplatz Bischofshofen, kick-off 6pm (local time).

Manager Chris Hughton and his players have been training in Leogang, Austria, since last Saturday and they’ll end their pre-season camp with a first taste of action since the beginning of May.

New signings Pascal Gross and Markus Suttner, who both joined from FC Ingolstadt 04, could make their debuts for the Seagulls, despite the latter only joining up with his team-mates on Thursday.

Albion fans will have to wait to see new goalkeeper Mathew Ryan in action, as the Australian shot-stopper is yet to train with his team-mates, after being given an extended break due to his participation in the Confederations Cup.

Under-23 goalkeeper Robert Sanchez could benefit from Ryan’s absence and feature for the Seagulls in their pre-season opener, with Niki Maenpaa also available to collect some game time.

ALBION (squad from): Maenpaa, Sanchez, Rosenior, Bong, Suttner, Bruno, Huenemeier, Goldson, Dunk, Duffy, Skalak, March, Knockaert, LuaLua, Murphy, Stephens, Sidwell, Norwood, Kayal, Gross, Ince, Towell, Baldock, Murray, Hemed.

Supporters can watch this evening’s friendly live on Seagulls TV, with the game being a multi-camera production with commentary.

To gain full access to Albion’s pre-season games, fans can sign up for a 12-month season pass to Seagulls TV for £45 - which works out at less than £1 per week.

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Match Reports

REPORT: FORTUNA DUSSELDORF 0 ALBION 2

14 July 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Jamie Murphy celebrates.
  • Goals from Jamie Murphy and Tomer Hemed give Albion the win
  • Anthony Knockaert is taken off early in the first half
  • Markus Suttner and Pascal Gross make their Brighton debuts
  • The Seagulls are next in action at Crawley on Saturday 22nd July

Brighton & Hove Albion began their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf at the Sportplatz Bischofshofen.
 
Two second-half goals in as many minutes from Jamie Murphy and Tomer Hemed gave Albion a hard-fought win against the Bundesliga 2 side.
 
Manager Chris Hughton handed debuts to Markus Suttner and Pascal Gross in his first-half team, while Niki Maenpaa started between the sticks after the club confirmed he had signed a new one-year contract shortly before kick-off.
 
Albion made the brighter start in atrocious weather conditions, and it was Lewis Dunk who had the first goalscoring opportunity when his free-kick was parried by Dusseldorf keeper Michael Rensing, before Beram Kayal slipped as he pulled the trigger on the follow-up.
 
Anthony Knockaert was injured in the awarding of the set-piece and was replaced by Kazenga LuaLua inside the opening ten minutes.
 
Fortuna then had a golden opportunity to break the deadlock, but Ihlas Bebou saw his looping header saved by Maenpaa.
 
Glenn Murray was next to come close for Albion, but his headed effort from an in-swinging corner went wide.
 
Behou showed some good skill out on the left to tee up Marcel Sobottka in a central position, but his dipping long-range strike just cleared the crossbar.
 
Solly March showed some neat footwork down at the other end to engineer an opening, but his subsequent strike went well wide of the target.
 
Dusseldorf ended the half strongest, as a volley from Rouwen Hennings went narrowly over the crossbar, before Niko Giesselman did the same with a speculative effort.
 
Maenpaa then made a stunning one-handed stop to keep out Sobottka’s effort in the closing stages of the half.
 
Hughton made ten changes to his second-half team, with Maenpaa the only player to remain from the first-half line-up.
 
After a relatively quiet opening ten minutes, Hennings had the first chance, but Maenpaa made a comfortable save. Hemed then fired wide from close range after Dusseldorf failed to deal with Gaetan Bong’s cross.
 
Steve Sidwell was penalised down the other end of the pitch after a challenge on Behou, but Kaan Ayhan’s attempt went over the target.
 
Despite Dusseldorf’s pressure, Albion took the lead through Murphy, who drove in from the left before sending an unstoppable strike beyond the outstretched Rensing in the 77th minute.
 
The lead was doubled two minutes later through Hemed, who cleverly headed Oliver Norwood’s free-kick past Rensing.
 
The Seagulls saw out the closing stages with relative ease to begin pre-season on a positive note.

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