Augsburg – Substitute Tobias Werner's late goal earned FC Augsburg a 2-1 win over early-season strugglers SC Freiburg.

Both sides came into the game buoyed by positive results last time out, with the hosts still glowing from victory over regional rivals 1. FC Nürnberg, while Freiburg had taken the first points off the mighty FC Bayern München. Yet the encounter failed to live up to its billing and there were few talking points of note in the opening period.

However, after the interval Admir Mehmedi put the visitors ahead within seconds of the restart. Mehmedi, who had replaced Karim Guede at half-time, was played through by Sebastian Freis and managed to beat Alex Manninger in the Augsburg goal with a composed finish.

Werner grabs winner


The hosts were level half way through the second half when Halil Altintop grabbed his second goal of the season following Sascha Mölders' dummy. Mölders then thought he had given the hosts the lead in the 70th minute, but the striker was ruled to be in an offside position.

Just when the game looked destined to end in a draw, two Augsburg substitutes combined to earn the hosts a late victory. Jan Moravek laid the ball off to Werner, whose powerful shot from 18 yards went in off the post to cue jubilant scenes in the home dugout. Augsburg held on to seal their third victory in as many Bundesliga games - a new club record.

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