Augsburg slipped down to ninth in the standings after losing 1-0 at home to Stuttgart on Matchday 23.

Speaking after the final whistle, left-back Philipp Max reflected on the defeat to "Alfred [Finnbogason] is an important component of the team, that is clear. But not just him: other players like Jeff Gouweleeuw. But we have a big squad and we've all done well. But of course if you lose games then you're always asked about the players that weren't playing. Despite all of that I think today was not up to our standard of recent weeks."