Augsburg (AP) - FC Schalke 04 competes in the Bundesliga game at FC Augsburg without the pardoned professional footballer Amine Harit.

The 23-year-old midfielder recently participated in team training for the bottom of the table after his suspension.

Harit is absent "because of slight knee problems", as Schalke announced before the game on Sunday afternoon.

Coach Manuel Baum hopes at his previous place of work after 26 games without a win across the seasons for a three-point for the Royal Blues in the Bundesliga.

On the defensive, Baum can bring up the last missing Ralf Fährmann in goal and Salif Sané in the defense center in the Schalke starting line-up.

At Augsburg, coach Heiko Herrlich relies on a compact midfield.

In addition to Carlos Gruezo and Tobias Strobl, he also offers Rani Khedira in the center.

In defense, Felix Uduokhai moves back inside after the defeat against Hoffenheim.

Robert Gumny defends on the left this time.

After an ankle injury, striker Alfred Finnbogason is back in the squad, but initially sits on the bench.

Daniel Caligiuri, who had switched from Schalke to FCA before the start of the season, begins on the offensive.


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