1899 Hoffenheim - FC Augsburg 2: 4 (1: 1)
FC Augsburg won 4-2 against 1899 Hoffenheim. The game started with balanced offensive actions on both sides, but the visiting team was the first to be successful: In the 11th minute Philipp Max scored the opening goal for Augsburg after Florian Niederlechner played a pass to Max in the Hoffenheim penalty area after a strong ball conquest. The equalization followed very quickly. Robert Skov scored with a shot from 17 meters to 1-1 (14th) after a assist from Sebastian Rudy. Shortly afterwards Florian Grillitsch almost managed to turn the game. The Hoffenheim failed due to the opposing defender Iago. The Augsburg team were again the stronger team until the half-time break, but did not score again. With 75 percent possession, the home team prevented further attacks from the opponent.
Shortly after the start of the second half of the game, it was Max again who put Augsburg in the lead. In the 51st minute, he converted a penalty after Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma Niederlechner fouled in the penalty area. A few minutes later Frederik Jensen increased to 3: 1 (56th). Ihlas Bebou lost the ball to Niederlechner under pressure from Max. This then served Jensen with a assist. The two fast Augsburg goals put the Hoffenheim under strong pressure, which they could not withstand. Despite a lot of effort, they couldn't get past the Augsburg defense.
In the 80th minute, Jürgen Locadia managed to reduce the ball to 2: 3 after a cross from Robert Skov and brought Hoffenheim back into play. The next goal followed just a few minutes later, this time for Augsburg. Iago scored the 4-2 after a precise submission from Niederlechner in the middle of the penalty area. That was also the winning goal in the first game of match day 15.
The best Augsburg player was Florian Niederlechner, who prepared all four goals. With the win from the past five games, the FCA has now taken 13 points and has been unbeaten in six games. The Hoffenheimer, however, have been without a win for four games.