Augsburg (AP) - Coach Heiko Herrlich relies on fresh strength in the important home game of FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga relegation battle against 1. FC Cologne.

Compared to the 0: 2 in Frankfurt, eight players will be new to the starting line-up in the evening.

Among them are the last injured captain Jeffrey Gouweleeuw and offensive player Daniel Caligiuri after a yellow card suspension.

In the storm, Herrlich relies on Alfred Finnbogason, who is still goalless this season.

In addition to the suspended Felix Uduokhai, the ailing Rani Khedira and the cold Michael Gregoritsch are also missing.

Cologne coach Friedhelm Funkel makes three changes compared to the 2-1 win against RB Leipzig.

Sebastian Andersson, Florian Kainz and Benno Schmitz move into the FC formation.

Schmitz replaces the suspended Kingsley Ehizibue in defense.

The Augsburgers go into the game with seven points ahead of the penultimate from Cologne.


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