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City new boy gave Carrow Road faithful a glimpse of his ability with Gladbach

PUBLISHED: 14:55 15 January 2020 | UPDATED: 14:55 15 January 2020

Lukas Rupp celebrates Borussia Monchengladbach's second goal at Carrow Road during a 2-0 friendly win over Norwich City in August 2012 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Lukas Rupp celebrates Borussia Monchengladbach's second goal at Carrow Road during a 2-0 friendly win over Norwich City in August 2012 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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New signing Lukas Rupp has shown his ability on the Carrow Road turf before, with the Norwich City new boy setting up a goal for Borussia Monchengladbach in a friendly back in 2012.

The midfielder was in pre-season action in Norwich as the Canaries warmed up for the start of Premier League life under Chris Hughton, with Gladbach winning 2-0.

Rupp was introduce in the 72nd minute and, according to our report at the time, "split the Norwich defence" with a pass to allow Branimir Hrgota to slot home the visitors' second in the final minute.

Lukas Rupp battles with Norwich striker Steve Morison during Gladbach's firendly win at Carrow Road in 2012 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesLukas Rupp battles with Norwich striker Steve Morison during Gladbach's firendly win at Carrow Road in 2012 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

It was the final friendly before City would travel to Craven Cottage to begin that top-flight season with a 5-0 defeat at Fulham, although Hughton would go on to guide his team to 11th place in the Premier League that season.

Gladbach had Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in goal that day, who has since gone on to be a regular for Barcelona and Germany, as well as midfielder Granit Xhaka, who would move on to play influential roles for Arsenal and Switzerland - with Gladbach going on to finish eighth in the German top flight that season.

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Grant Holt, Robert Snodgrass, Jonny Howson and Russell Martin were among the Canaries players to face Rupp that day, with the 29-year-old now hoping to make more of an impact at Carrow Road after joining on a two and a half year deal from Hoffenheim ahead of Saturday's home clash with Bournemouth.

Robert Snodgrass takes on Gladbach keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen at Carrow Road in 2012 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesRobert Snodgrass takes on Gladbach keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen at Carrow Road in 2012 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Granit Xhaka gets away from Norwich striker Grant Holt for Gladbach in 2012 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesGranit Xhaka gets away from Norwich striker Grant Holt for Gladbach in 2012 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images


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