Date: 21st July 2018 at 6:22pm
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In their second of two back-to-back friendlies as part of their Germany-Austria Pre-Season Tour, Graham Potter’s Swansea City drew 0-0 with FC Magdeburg but lost the 60-minute game 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out.

The Swans drew 1-1 with Italian outfit Genoa before losing the shoot-out 4-3. They played some neat, attacking football in the first 30-minute half in that game, but a young side struggled at times against FC Magdeburg, who play in the third tier of German football.

How we lined-up:

Nordfeldt,

Roberts, Rodon, Harries, Blair,

James, Routledge (c), Maric, Montero,

J. Ayew, A. Ayew.

In this game, we saw our goalkeeper and defence tested far more often, with Nordfeldt especially doing well to keep the score down.

Jordan Ayew had a decent chance to score but he could only force a good save from the goalkeeper and brother Andre still can’t find the net in a Swansea shirt.

Jordan especially continues to try and do everything himself, running at players without any interest in bringing other team-mates into play while Andre’s display was summed up by his poor penalty effort in the shoot-out. So too can Wayne Routledge’s, as he dragged a low shot wide of the target. Jordan Ayew and Dan James scored theirs.

Fans Views

 

One Reply to “Pre-Season Tour Fans’ Reaction – Swansea City 0-0 & Lose On Penalties vs FC Magdeburg”

  • Good to see Routledge adding some creativity and forward movement from the centre and taking very good corners.
    (I see Ian Roberts whoever that is reports what he thinks not what what actually happened.)
    Under 23s good on the ball but generally need to beef up.
    Despite being linked to moves away the Ayews made a good impression.
    Montero back and just the same – a couple of runs and … nothing.
    Mulder looked safer than Nordfeldt!
    Left back needs focussing on.
    New players looked quick.

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