Ghana international midfielder dropped to the bench for 2. Bundesliga draw against Ingolstadt
Anthony Annan’s promising start to live at 1860 Munich stalled on Monday night as he was dropped for their2. Bundesliga trip to Ingolstadt.
The Ghana international travelled to the top of the table side but didn’t feature, with Torsten Frohling preferring to keep him on the bench for the duration of the contest.
1860 Munich, currently in the midst of a relegation battle from the German second tier, gave a good account of themselves against the league leaders.
Danilo Teodoro Soares gave the home side the lead just before the half-time mark, but Annan’s teammates didn’t give up and rescued a point thanks to a Jannik Bandowski equalier on 84 minutes.
The 1-1 draw keeps Ingolstadt—who gave a starting berth to Cameroon international Martin Matip—at the top of the 2. Bundesliga table with 45 points from 23 games.
1860 Munich, meanwhile, sit down in 15th, only one point from the relegation play-off and four better off than bottom of the table St. Pauli.
Despite missing out on Monday evening, Annan has made a promising start to life in Munich as he attempts to get his career back on track.
Having been released from Bundesliga side Schalke 04 in the summer of 2014, he moved to HJK Helsinki. Despite playing regularly in the Finnish capital, he didn’t last long and was allowed to move to 1860 Munich on a free transfer in January.
He equipped himself well on his debut, playing 22 minutes against Heidenheim, before playing the full 90 in a 2. Bundesliga match against Darmstadt. He started against St. Pauli on February 21 as the Lions picked up a valuable victory only to find himself out of the team for the visit to Ingolstadt.
While Annan may have had to watch on against the league leaders, his experience, tenacity and tackling skills may prove to be invaluable as his new club attempt to fight relegation.