Report: FC Magdeburg 0 Swans 0 (Magdeburg win 4-2 on pens)

21st July

Swansea City were beaten for the second time in one afternoon in a penalty shootout after drawing 0-0 with FC Magdeburg.

The Swans battled their way to a stalemate in a 60-minute game which both sides had opportunities to win.

It was the hosts who triumphed on spot-kicks as Andre Ayew and Wayne Routledge missed from 12 yards.

Graham Potter fielded a team featuring plenty of youth for this second 60-minute game of the day.

Connor Roberts was comfortably the most experienced player in a back four which also featured Joe Rodon, Cian Harries and Ryan Blair, while Adnan Maric and Dan James started further forward.

The youngsters were given a stern examination by Magdeburg, the hosts of the tournament who were backed by a noisy crowd.

Kristoffer Nordfeldt was in the Swans goal having recently rejoined his club-mates following his World Cup adventure with Sweden, and Potter was glad to have him.

After all, Magdeburg created the better chances in what was at times a scrappy contest, but Nordfeldt put in a good shift.

The Swans keeper saved Christian Beck’s early header and then repelled two Marcel Costly shots, while Rodon’s smart tackle denied Charles Laprevotte.

At the other end, Jordan Ayew came close for the Swans when he latched on to a superb long pass from Cian Harries.

Ayew took the ball down delightfully but saw his snapshot saved by Magdeburg’s keeper.

There was an opportunity for big brother Andre late on, as he gathered another good Harries pass and took on two men before shooting too close to the keeper.

With that it went to penalties, and Magdeburg were 4-2 winners despite successful spot-kicks from Jordan Ayew and James.

Andre Ayew’s effort was saved, while Routledge’s rolled the wrong side of the post.


FC Magdeburg: Alexander Brunst, Christopher Handke, Steffen Schafer, Philip Turpitz, Marcel Costly, Dennis Erdmann, Aleksandar Ignjovski, Rico Preisinger, Charles Laprevotte, Tarek Chahed, Christian Beck.

Swans: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon, Cian Harries, Ryan Blair, Adnan Maric, Wayne Routledge (capt), Dan James, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Jefferson Montero (Aaron Lewis 42).