Led by double goal scorer Philipp Max, FC Augsburg has finally become the team of the hour in the Bundesliga. At the start of game day 15, the Augsburg team won 4-2 (1-1) at TSG Hoffenheim.
FCA (20 points) has been unbeaten in five games, taking 13 out of 15 possible points.
Max in the 11th and 50th minutes with penalties, Frederik Jensen (56th) and Iago (85th) with his first Bundesliga goal for Fuggerstädter, who won for the first time at TSG.
In contrast, Hoffenheimers (21 points), who previously had not lost eight games in a row against Augsburg, is in crisis after the fourth game without a win in a row. The goals of Robert Skov (14th) and Jürgen Locadia (80th) did not change that.
"I'm really glad it worked for the second time. I wouldn't have thought it that way, but it's fine," Max said after his second double DAZNHe likes the current Augsburg race. "After 1-5 in Gladbach at that time, we worked diligently, we knew we could do more. The game at Paderborn was the turning point," said Max.
Niederlechner superbly laid out Augsburg's leading goal
The 23,309 spectators at the Sinsheim Arena see the game without any significant highlights at the beginning. Hoffenheimers, who had to do without Ishak Belfodil, Steven Zuber and the suspended Stefan Posch, obviously felt the uncertainty as a result of the winless series.
In addition, the lack of two regular central defenders Kevin Vogt and Benjamin Hübner, who originally only sat on the reserve bench after their recent injuries, was negative after about ten minutes. Defender Kevin Akpoguma looked very poor when Max scored after Florian Niederlechner had made a lot of preparation.
The guests, who lacked the Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason and the suspended Ruben Vargas, were only able to enjoy the trip for a short time. Right behind Forest immediately offset.
After that, the meeting quickly resumed. Already in the 29th minute, TSG coach Alfred Schreuder took yellow-struck midfielder Diadie Samassekou off the field and brought Dennis Geiger.
The game didn't necessarily make the game livelier. The hosts could hardly think of anything against the defensive Augsburg. The game ruled against the break, only Ihlas Bebou in the 43rd minute caused danger in front of the Augsburg goal.
Hoffenheim with possession, but without a plan
At the beginning of the second half, Akpoguma again made a serious mistake. Following the foul at Niederlechner, Judge Bibiana Steinhaus (Langenhagen) decided on penalty. Max was not asked twice. Shortly after, Jensen lifted after a ball loss from Bebou.
Afterwards, Hoffenheimers ran mostly headless. For a long time, the Augsburgers had little trouble with Kraichgauer's inadequate attempts. After a cross from Skov, Locadia made it exciting again before Iago settled the game after a counter-attack.