1860 Munich v Swansea City Grunwalder Stadion Germany
18th July 2015
Swansea City ended their week-long German training camp with a 2-1 victory at the Grunwalder Stadium.
Goals from Jack Cork and Bafetimbi Gomis did the damage against a solid TSV 1860 side who had equalised from the spot through Daniel Adlung.
Manager Garry Monk used 22 players over the course of the 90 minutes to end a gruelling week that saw the Swans make solid steps towards the start of the new Barclays Premier League campaign.
Monk switched his starting 11 around from the opening tour friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday night.
This time the Swans were in the heart of Munich with the side that finished the last 30 minutes in Grassau starting for the first hour against second-tier German side TSV 1860 Munchen at Grunwalder Stadion.
Kristoffer Nordfelt started in goal with Angel Rangel skippering the side from right-back. Neil Taylor started on the left with Federico Fernandez and Stephen Kingsley in the middle of defence.
Jack Cork, Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Grimes, who scored the equaliser against Borussia, started in midfield with Wayne Routledge and Marvin Emnes out wide. Eder led the line through the middle.
Among the substitutes was young goalkeeper Josh Vickers, 20, who has been on trial at the club for the last three weeks after his contract expired at Arsenal.
SWANS: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Angel Rangel (c), Federico Fernandez, Stephen Kingsley, Neil Taylor, Jack Cork, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Grimes, Wayne Routledge, Marvin Emnes, Eder.
SUBS: Josh Vickers, Lukasz Fabianski, Kyle Naughton, Kyle Bartley, Ashley Williams, Franck Tabanou, Raheem Hanley, Jay Fulton, Josh Sheehan, Ki Sung-Yueng, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Nathan Dyer, Andre Ayew, Bafe Gomis, Modou Barrow.
TSV 1860 Munchen: Vitus Eicher, Maximilian Wittek, Gary Kagelmacher, Christopher Schindler, Milos Degenek, Dominik Stahl, Daylon Claasen, Daniel Adlung, Valdet Rama, Krisztian Simon, Stephan Hain.
Subs: Stefan Ortega, Kai Bulow, Rodnei, Vladimir Kovac, Richard Neudecker, Korbinian Vollmann, Romuald Lacazette, Rubin Okotie, Marius Wolf, Fejsal Mulic.
The visitors made a lively start as Marvin Emnes forced Vitus Eicher into an early save.
The Swans were ahead though with just eight minutes gone as Jack Cork met a Matt Grimes corner with a glancing header which Eicher saved. But the eventually clearance fell to Cork again on the edge of the area and the midfielder fired a rocket into the top corner from the edge of the area.
Eder nearly made it 2-0 five minutes later with his first goal for the club as he met a Jonjo Shelvey corner with a great header. But keeper Eicher was down well to save at the foot of the post.
1860 Munich enjoyed a good spell of possession after that without troubling Kristoffer Nordfeldt in the Swansea goal whose only piece of action saw him race out of his goal to head a through ball clear.
As the hosts grew in confidence, Shelvey and Wayne Routledge nearly caught them on the counter-attack before Eder saw his goal-bound shot blocked with 22 minutes gone.
After a brief water break to counter the heat, Shelvey fired a fierce 30-yard free-kick which Eicher did well to parry before Cork headed the difficult rebound over.
Swansea's best move so far came in the 34th minute when Shelvey and Routledge combined well again to set up Matt Grimes on the edge of the area, but Eicher saved well.
1860 Munich responded with their best threat two minutes later as Swansea failed to clear the danger just inside the area, but Stephan Hain fired a good chance across the face of goal.
HT: 1860 Munich 0 Swans 1
There were no changes for the Swans at the start of the second-half as the hosts started brightly in search of the equaliser.
The few hundred Swans fans who had made the long trip started to make themselves heard as Shelvey picked up the first yellow card of the game for a foul on Gary Kagelmacher.
It was the last piece of action for the starting team as Monk made 11 changes on the hour - as he did against Borussia in midweek.
Triallist Josh Vickers came on in goal with Kyle Naughton and Franck Tabanou at full-back. Ashley Williams and Kyle Bartley were in the heart of the defence with Ki Sung-Yueng, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jay Fulton in midfield. Nathan Dyer and Andre Ayew were on the wings with Bafe Gomis central.
Swansea soon found themselves conceding the equaliser though in the 64th minute. A long ball sent substitute Rubin Okotie racing clear into the area before Ashley Williams made the challenge.
But much to the Swans skipper's disgust, the referee pointed to the spot when Okotie went over.
It looked more than soft as Daniel Adlung slotted the penalty beyond Josh Vickers.
The contest had turned into a scrappy affair long before then - that was until Bafe Gomis sparked some life into it with Swansea's second in the 73rd minute.
Jay Fulton created it with a neat ball into Gomis and the striker turned his man before firing home to give the Swans a 2-1 lead.
Nathan Dyer nearly made it three in the 77th minute as the little winger leapt like a salmon to meet an Andre Ayew cross which the keeper did well to save!
With Swansea starting to press a lot quicker, they were finishing strongly.
But it still took a great save from triallist Vickers with his legs to deny substitute Romuald Lacazette with five minutes remaining.