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OFF THE POST!
Kramaric's loose touch in the box leaves the ball for Baumgartner to shoot at goal, but Koubek produces a fantastic save to parry the ball onto the post and Augsburg are able to clear.
We're into four minutes off added time here in Sinsheim.
IAGO WITH THE FOURTH!
And you'll never guess who grabbed the assist. Philipp Max plays a lovely pass down the left wing for Florian Niederlechner who takes it into the box and puts it across the face of goal for Iago to score his first Bundesliga goal after a lung-busting late run forward. Niederlechner's third assist of the night and he also won the penalty.
GOAL!2 : 4
HOFFENHEIM LOVE A LATE GOAL
That's the third goal inside the last 10 minutes in Hoffenheim's last three games. Alfred Schreuder's side do love a late goal, but will they be able to get another here to bring the game level?
HOFFENHEIM BACK IN IT?
Kramaric plays the ball out wide to Skov on the left and he swings in an outstanding cross which Locadia meets perfectly with a glancing header which drifts into the net off the inside of the back post. With 10 minutes to play, the home side now have real hope of getting back into this one!
GOAL!2 : 3
SCRAMBLE IN THE BOX
Kramaric's low cross from the right goes right inbetween Locadia and Koubek and the ball bounces back out into the box. Adamyan is first to it, but his shot is blocked and the same happens to Baumgartner's follow up.
KRAMARIC GOES WIDE
Kramaric and Skov are stood over a free-kick 25 yards out from the Augsburg goal and it is Kramaric who takes it, despite Skov's free-kick expertise. He curls it just past the top corner with Koubek stranded.
KRAMARIC AND SKOV COMBINE
The Croatian forward plays a tidy pass in behind Lichtsteiner for Skov to run onto and shoot, but his effort can only sting the palms of Koubek at the near post of Augsburg's goal.
ONE OF THOSE HALVES SO FAR...
Hoffenheim have enjoyed more possession and more shots on goal than their visitors in this second half, but have conceded twice and have yet to truly test Koubek in the Augsburg goal. There is still time for the home side to change that though.
FIVE MINUTES OF FUN
Two goals in the space of five second half minutes may well have taken the game away from Hoffenheim for Augsburg here. Credit goes to Max and Jensen for their finishes, but Niederlechner has been at the heart of everything good for the away side tonight and as mentioned in the pre-game build-up - they have used the counter-attack to their advantage. Hoffenheim have really struggled to deal with that recently.
Once again Niederlechner is the provider as he turns on a six-pence in the middle of the pitch and spots the run of Jensen, finding him with a fantastic through ball. The Finish forward latches onto it and pokes the ball under Baumann with his first touch to score his first goal of the season.
GOAL!1 : 3
BICAKCIC AND KHEDIRA DOWN
A clash of heads in the box has both Ermin Bicakcic and Rani Khedira down in the Augsburg penalty area. Play was immediately stopped and physios have been on the pitch and both players will be able to continue for now.
Philipp Max takes the penalty-taking duties and duly smashes the ball home past Oliver Baumann, despite the Hoffenheim shot-stopper diving the right way. Max has his second goal of the night, completing his second Bundesliga brace, and brings Augsburg into the lead once again.
GOAL!1 : 2
Kevin Akpoguma brings down Florian Niederlechner in the box...
We're back underway for the second half in Sinsheim with no changes at the break.
HOFFENHEIM DOMINANT AFTER GOING BEHIND
The home side turned a first half in which they had gone 0-1 down after 11 minutes into one which saw them control 70 per cent of possession and have six attempts on goal to Augsburg's three. That clinical touch was just lacking in the final third for Hoffenheim who will be happy with their swift replay after Philipp Max's goal, with Robert Skov among the goals once again. It feels like there a more goals to come in the second half.
BIG CHANCE FOR BEBOU
The winger makes a perfectly-timed run to meet Bicakcic's long ball forward and controls it in the Augsburg box, but his touch sends the ball behind himself and he has to turn and search for possession again. In that time, Augsburg goalkeeper Koubek had closed the angle and blocked the forthcoming shot. A nice opening for the hosts.
QUIET SINCE THE GOAL
Augsburg have yet to register a shot on goal since Philipp Max's opener here tonight. Fredrik Jensen and Marco Richter have seen plenty of the ball, but most of it has been in their own half with Hoffenheim on top here.
Both Florian Grillitsch and Sebastian Rudy are heavily involved so far in this first half, and mainly due to playing balls over the top of the Augsburg defence for wingers Skov and Bebou to chase onto. Despite Koubek being untested so far, it's working well in terms of finding a teammate in a dangerous position around the Augsburg box.
A shame for the midfielder as he is brought off in the first half having already put himself on a warning after receiving an early yellow card. Dennis Geiger comes on in his place.
KRAMARIC DROPPING DEEPER
Hoffenheim's Croatian forward is doing well in these early stages by drifting out to the left wing, or dropping into midfield to pick up the ball. The Augsburg defence is struggling to deal with his runs forward from both of those positions so far.
SAMASSEKOU ON A LAST CHANCE?
The Malian midfielder has a coming together with Daniel Baier and Steinhaus reminds the Hoffenheim man that he has already been booked. He'll have to be very careful now with less than 20 minutes played.
You'll notice a fresh update to our live updates with automatic Video Assistant notifications. The situation of Skov's goal was checked for a potential offside when he hit his goal-bound shot, but the situation was cleared and the goal given by VAR.
SKOV WITH A PILEDRIVER!
And just like that, Hoffenheim are back in it. Lovely interplay on the edge of the Augsburg box as Samassekou finds Adamyan, who touches the ball to Rudy and he lays the ball off to Skov on the edge. The full-back smashes a shot at goal on his favoured left foot and Koubek has no chance to stop it. What a start we've had here!
GOAL!1 : 1
AUGSBURG INTO THE LEAD!
The club's top scorer turns provider, but not without help from the home side. A throw-in from inside their own half is headed by Grillitsch, but it goes back over his own defence and puts Niederlechner in behind. He looks up to see Max all alone at the back post and Niederlechner sets him up for a simple tap-in to put Augsburg ahead. The wing-back's third goal of the season.
GOAL!0 : 1
The midfielder won his first challenge against Max, but was late to the ball against Hahn and receives a yellow card from Bibiana Steinhaus.
FIRST SHOT FOR NIEDERLECHNER
Augsburg's top scorer has the away side's opening go at goal tonight. He turns beautifully in the box with strength and skill on show before shooting at goal, but his effort goes wide of the mark.
ADAMYAN WITH AN OPENING!
The forward is played in behind by a neat pass from Rudy. He and Kramaric are involved, with Jedvaj between them. Adamyan misses the target at the near post before the flag is raised on the far side.
MATCHDAY 15 IS UNDERWAY!
It's a cold night in Sinsheim, but hopefully we're warmed up by the football on show this evening...
AUGSBURG ON THE COUNTER?
Five of the goals that Hoffenheim have conceded in their last three games have come on the counter-attack and that will surely be something that Augsburg will look to make the most of tonight. With the pace of Richter, Iago and Jensen in attack, it's also something Hoffenheim know they have to be wary of.
KRAMARIC THE MAN OF THE HOUR?
Kramaric is Hoffenheim's top scorer this season with four goals in just 405 minutes. The Croatian has four goals and three assists in seven Bundesliga matches against Augsburg, scoring once in each of the last three.
22-year-old Fredrik Jensen starts in attack for Augsburg for the first second time in the Bundesliga. He is expected to lead the line, exchanging positions with the club's top scorer this season - Florian Niederlechner. The suspension to Ruben Vargas means that Iago comes in. It will be either him or Philipp Max on the left wing, with the other behind him in the left-back position. Englishman Reece Oxford also features on the bench for Martin Schmidt's side.
HOFFENHEIM CHANGE IT UP
It's usually been three at the back for Hoffenheim this season, but Alfred Schreuder has changed his system as he goes in look of a precious victory. Sebastian Rudy returns to the side from suspension, with Stefan Posch taking his place on the suspension list. Hoffenheim are without a win in three games but with Ihlas Bebou, Sargis Adamyan and Andrej Kramaric all starting, they have a good chance of scoring some goals tonight.
Baumann – Kaderabek, Akpoguma, Bicakcic, Skov - Grillitsch - Bebou, Samassekou, Rudy, Adamyan - Kramaric (SUBS: Pentke, Stafylidis, Nordtveit, Rupp, Geiger, Baumgartner, Hübner, Vogt, Locadia)
Koubek – Lichtsteiner, Gouweleeuw, Jedvaj, Max – Khedira, Baier (c) – Richter, Niederlechner, Iago - Jensen (SUBS: Luthe, Pedersen, Cordova, Gregoritsch, Sarenren Bazee, Uduokhai, Schieber, Hahn, Oxford)
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