Marcus Ingvartsen has not yet appeared as a goal scorer with eight goals in 60 Bundesliga games for 1. FC Union. In general, the Dane seems less of a striker who comes over the quota. That could change in Mainz.
It took less than two minutes to score his first goal for Mainz: Marcus Ingvartsen.
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Because Ingvartsen scored on Saturday less than two minutes after his substitution in the 77th for the 2-0 final against TSG Hoffenheim – that’s a record for the Rhine-Hesse region. Never before did a zero-five professional need so little playing time to score his first goal. With his debut goal, Ingvartsen replaced Tim Hoogland, who had scored on the first match day of the 2009/10 season in a 2-2 draw against Leverkusen in the fifth FSV Bundesliga minute.
For Ingvartsen, the third win in the fourth game was the logical consequence of the aggressiveness that the Mainz team showed in Kraichgau. “We put a lot of pressure on. I think they didn’t have a single shot on goal,” said the 25-year-old, describing what he saw from the sidelines for a good 70 minutes before replacing Jonathan Burkardt, who made it 1-0. was allowed to go on the lawn. Less than 120 seconds later, the Scandinavian showed his nose straight away.
After an energetic performance by Anton Stach, who was also substituted, the offensive all-rounder finished against Munas Dabbur. The TSG man made the long leg in the hope of being able to block, Ingvartsen pushed the ball through the gap. Because the loan from 1. FC Union delayed sent. “So I had enough space to make contact and bring the ball into the corner,” explained Ingvartsen. Incidentally, not yet noticed as a “quota hunter”. He only hit double digits in one season in Denmark, where he scored a total of 25 goals in the league and championship round with FC Nordsjaelland in 2016/17.
It will be interesting to see whether Burkardt, who sometimes rewarded himself too seldom for committed appearances, and Ingvartsen will continue like this. Because despite all the justified euphoria about the successful start of the season in Mainz, nobody at FSV should forget: With Robin Quaison and Jean-Philippe Mateta, the team of the hour has also lost its two most reliable shooters of recent years in the last two transfer periods.