Tisserand and Matip facing Bundesliga relegation

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The Congolese defender was found wanting in Saturday’s defeat as his team lost their third consecutive game

Marcel Tisserand failed to inspire Ingolstadt as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Sunday afternoon.

It was another frustrating day for the Congolese defender as he - alongside fellow African Marvin Matip of Cameroon and Romain Bregerie at the heart of defence in a 3-5-2 formation - could not help his side keep a clean sheet as they fell to their third consecutive defeat.

Since returning from the Leopards’ Nations Cup campaign Tisserand has started all three of Die Schanzer’s matches with all ending in defeat.

Ingolstadt first lost 1-0 to Hertha Berlin which was followed by a thumping 2-0 by Bayern Munich and it was compounded further by today’s loss which mired Maik Walpurgis’ men in a relegation dogfight in 17th spot.

The 23-year-old will be hoping that he, alongside Matip, will be able to help the side turn the corner in order to avoid relegation.

Leon Balogun of Mainz

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Elsewhere, Nigerian defender Leon Balogun continues with his road to full fitness and was once again absent in Mainz’s 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen, but featured for Mainz 05 II in their 3. Liga match against SC Preussen Munster but was sent off after 86 minutes.

Guinean midfielder Naby Keita made his 20th appearance in RB Leipzig’s 3-1 win over Cologne on Saturday.

Salomon Kalou helped Hertha Berlin to a 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt also on Saturday.

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