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FINAL

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Full-time
88'

MAXIM AS CLOSE AS MAINZ HAVE COME

The Romanian's shot across goal from right to left forces Kobel to spring into action, but even he couldn't get a hand on the shot which drifted just inches wide of the Augsburg goal.
87'
<- Reece Oxford
-> Jan Morávek
86'

OXFORD TO MAKE HIS DEBUT

The English defender is on for his Augsburg debut, returning to the Bundesliga having played for Borussia Mönchengladbach last season.
78'
substitutesAlexandru Maxim
78'

CORDOVA SHOULD SCORE

A hack at the ball from Hack, and Augsburg are in with Cordova all alone on the edge of the box after the defensive mistake. But the substitute curls his effort wide of goal...
76'
<- Sergio Córdova
-> Alfreð Finnbogason
75'

THE HOME SIDE COMFORTABLE HERE

Finnbogason comes off the raptuous applause, replaced by Sergio Cordova as Augsburg are cruising towards a vital victory in the relegation battle.
73'
<- Karim Onisiwo
-> Ridle Baku
66'

MÜLLER SAVES FROM SCHMID

Jonathan Schmid curls a free-kick towards goal, but the quick feet and hands of Müller palm the ball away from goal.
68'
<- Ja-Cheol Koo
-> Dong-Won Ji
66'

MÜLLER SAVES FROM SCHMID

Jonathan Schmid curls a free-kick towards goal, but the quick feet and hands of Müller palm the ball away from goal.
61'

FINNBO ADDS A FOURTH, BUT OFFSIDE

Ji latches on to a loose ball and shoots at goal. Finnbogason flicks the ball towards goal and into the back of the net, but he does so from an offside position. He's never scored four goals in a Bundesliga game before. Is today the day?
58'
<- Anthony Ujah
-> Jean-Philippe Mateta
57'

GREGORITSCH SHOT BLOCKED

Another lovely move from the home side and Stafylidis sends a low cross to the back post for Gregoritsch to meet, but his shot is well blocked by Niakhate.
54'

HAT-TRICK FOR FINNBO!

He does it again to score his third of the game and it comes at the end of a superb move from the home side. Gregoritsch finds Finnbogason, who plays the ball to Moravek ahead of him. The midfielder cuts inside and finds the Icelandic striker in the box, and he provides a superb finish with the outside of his boot to complete his fourth Bundesliga hat-trick.
54'

Alfreð Finnbogason

GOAL!

3 : 0
Alfreð Finnbogason
49'

EVEN IN THIS WEATHER, MÜLLER COULDN'T CATCH A COLD

The Mainz goalkeeper is really struggling with the crosses into the box from the Augsburg wingers. He has attempted to punch them clear, but has not been able to get the right contact on any so far.

BACK UNDERWAY

The second half has kicked off, will we see two more penalties in this second half?
Kick-off!
Half-time
45' + 3'

FINNBO'S HAT-TRICK WITHIN INCHES!

Stafylidis's whipped cross from the left wing goes beyond Niakhate and reaches Finnbogason in front of goal, but his shot at goal is superbly saved by the right hand of Müller to deny the Icelandic striker a first half hat-trick.
45'

MARTIN TO MATETA... CLOSE

The Spanish left-back goes on a mazy run to the edge of the Augsburg box and finds Mateta making a run in behind. The No.9 shoots across goal on his left, but it's blocked behind for a corner which the home side are able to clear. Rare chance for the visitors in this first half.
44'
<- Alexandru Maxim
-> Danny Latza
42'

DANNY LATZA DOWN AND OUT

The midfielder collided with his own team-mate, Niakhate, in the box and has taken a nasty blow to the head. He's down and dazed, and the physios have signalled for a substitution.
36'

HAHN ALMOST SCORES A CROSS

The winger clearly had different ideas as he struck that ball from the right wing, but his ball into the ball drifted towards goal and forced Müller to tip it over his own crossbar...
34'

ICE COLD AGAIN FROM FINNBO

This time Müller does go the right way, but Finnbogason's strike is too powerful into the bottom left corner. He has scored each of his nine Bundesliga penalties so far in his career, and you can see why.
34'

Alfreð Finnbogason

GOAL!

2 : 0
Alfreð Finnbogason
33'

PENALTY AUGSBURG!

Another penalty for the home side and another handball from the Mainz defence. This time, Niakhate is the culpret. 
32'

GREAT MOVE, GREAT CHANCE FOR GREGORITSCH!

The attacking midfielder is found by a neat pace from Finnbogason into the box and he attempts to dink the ball over Müller as he races out to close the gap. The German shot-stopper is able to make a save, though.
30'

HAKUNA MATETA NOT WORKING SO FAR

Augsburg's defence is providing plenty of worry for Jean-Phillipe Mateta and the Mainz attack so far. Only one attempt on goal in the opening half an hour, with their top scoring French forward hardly involved at all.
22'

AUGSBURG QUICK ON THE COUNTER

The home side are certainly looking to make the most of opportunities through a counter-attack. Finnbogason this time can't find the right pass to meet Hahn's run to the back post, but space is being found in the Mainz defence.
16'

SAMI KHEDIRA IN THE STANDS

The former Stuttgart midfielder, now of Juventus, is in the stands to watch his brother, Rani, run out for Augsburg. The World Cup winner with Germany looks to be joined by the third brother in the pack, Denny, for a proper family Sunday. He'll be pleased with what he's seen so far.
11'

CLOSE FROM GREGORITSCH

The Austrian makes a nice run to the near post to meet a cross into the box, but his flick towards goal doesn't take the ball on target. Andre Hahn also has a strike on goal moments later, but Müller handles it with ease. Mainz needing to get started in this game before it's already beyond them...
8'

SNOW PROBLEM FOR THE ICELAND MAN

It's as if he's right at home. Finnbogason sends Müller the wrong way, scoring his penalty into the right side of the goal for his 8th goal of the season. A perfect start for the home side!
8'

Alfreð Finnbogason

GOAL!

1 : 0
Alfreð Finnbogason
6'

PENALTY AUGSBURG!

Ji's cross into the box hits the hand of Brosinski and the referee has given a penalty. 
6'

END-TO-END START

A couple of crosses and balls into the box have come at either end, but neither troubling Florian Müller or Gregor Kobel in the Mainz or Augsburg goals. 

WE ARE UNDERWAY

The snow really is falling heavily here at the WWK-Arena. Let's hope it gives the game an extra edge, with or without the magic orange ball we're all clearly craving.
Kick-off!

SNOWBALL!

The snow is falling in Augsburg - which is situated in the deep south of Germany - but no orange ball today. We're staying with the normal white Derbystar ball, as both teams are out on the pitch and ready to get this one underway any moment. 

HIGH-FLYING MAINZ?

With a win today, Sandro Schwarz's side could rise as high as seventh in the table should they do so by four or more goals. They currently sit 11th in the table, twelve points ahead of Augsburg who sit just one point above the relegation play-off spot.

MAINZ

Müller – Brosinski (c), Niakhate, Hack, Martin – Gbamin, Baku, Latza – Boetius – Mateta, Quaison

AUGSBURG

Kobel – Schmid, Danso, Khedira, Stafylidis – Moravek, Baier (c) – Hahn, Gregoritsch, Ji – Finnbogason

TEAM NEWS IS IN!

The first of a Sunday double-header in the Bundesliga is less than an hour from kick-off, and we now have both official line-ups from the WWK-Arena. 
Welcome along to the match centre for the game Augsburg vs. Mainz from matchday 20 of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season at the WWK ARENA. Check back here for full information on the match.