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AT THE DEATH!
With the last kick of the game, Edmond Tapsoba has snatched a point for Leverkusen, turning home Gray's low cross. His first Bundesliga goal extending Bayer's unbeaten run against Augsburg to 20 matches.
Gray twists and turns in the penalty area before putting a cross across the face of goal. Alario is running in around the back but can't get any contact.
Four minutes added on in Augsburg.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
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The French winger's remonstrations earn him his fifth yellow card of the season and he'll miss next Sunday's game at home to Freiburg.
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Niklas Lomb is currently the only player not in the Augsburg half. But no red shirt was in the middle as Frimpong delivered a tasty cross into the box.
Leverkusen are upping the pace in search of an equaliser, but it's not the full-on onslaught you'd expect just yet.
NECK AND NECK IN MIDFIELD
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Demirbay's dipping free-kick into the box isn't dealt with by the Augsburg defence. The ball comes out to Frimpong on the right of the box, sits up nicely and he hits it on the half volley, but it's well over from the January signing from Celtic.
Heiko Herrlich sends on reinforcements as we enter the final quarter of the game and with a precious lead to defend.
ACTION HAS PICKED UP
Andre Hahn comes on for his 200th Bundesliga appearance in an attacking change for the hosts.
30 TO GO
Augsburg are half an hour away from a first-ever win over Leverkusen at the 20th attempt...
VARGAS AT THE FRONT POST
Leverkusen make an attacking change but it's Augsburg who immediately go forward with a cross into the box finding Vargas at the near post. He gets a back heel to it but it's within reach of Lomb.
A VAR check sees that Vargas was actually offside in the build-up before getting into the box and Niederlechner picking the ball up.
PENALTY TO AUGSBURG!
Niederlechner is tripped inside the box by Fosu-Mensah and referee Dingert points to the spot.
BAYER GETTING CLOSER
Diaby with a teasing low cross into the six-yard box. It goes under the outstretched arm of Gikiewicz but there are no red shirts in there to take advantage.
Leverkusen finally force a save out of Gikiewicz in the Augsburg goal as Wendell drives an effort across the face of goal. The Polish goalkeeper gets both hands to it, though.
Leverkusen had Gray and Palacios warming up at the break but both teams resume the game unchanged for now.
A goal inside five minutes gave Augsburg an early advantage. You would've expected a Leverkusen onslaught to follow but it's been pretty comfortable for the home side, who take a lead into half-time for the first time since Matchday 11 against Schalke.
Niederlechner shows he's more than just a poacher as he runs Fosu-Mensah ragged with a number of twists and turns. He then looks to put the ball into the middle but only picks out Lomb.
A ball over from the right evades everyone until Patrik Schick dead centre around 10 yards out. It looks like being a simple tap-in until Framberger nips in to take all the sting off the shot as it goes through to Gikiewicz.
He's scored a few free-kicks in his time but this was a bit of a waste from Caligiuri. It's floated over the wall with minimal power but also high and wide of the goal.
A third caution of the campaign for Leverkusen captain Aranguiz as he takes down Pedersen before he can get into the penalty area. Another free-kick in a dangerous position just to the left of the D.
Winter signing Laszlo Benes is the man to take with his left foot, but curls his effort over the crossbar.
Tapsoba brings down Caligiuri with a flailing arm 20 yards out. A long ball again causing issues in the Leverkusen defence. Free-kick in a dangerous position for Augsburg...
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
NIEDERLECHNER HITS IT
A long punt forward by Gikiewicz and Niederlechner gets the better of Bender in a duel. The striker is then in on goal with Tapsoba racing to catch him, hits it from right of centre 18 yards out, but well over. A let-off for Leverkusen.
A rare foray forward by the home side as Caligiuri runs in behind onto a through ball, but the Italian had gone a fraction too early.
A second attempt for Leverkusen but again it's off target as a ball drops to Sven Bender after a long free-kick into the box, but the centre-back blasts well over.
And they're keeping Leverkusen at arm's length so far.
HOLE IN ONE FOR AUGSBURG
In stark contrast to Leverkusen's high pressing approach, Augsburg are happy to sit back and wait until Bayer get to the halfway line before beginning their press. Only Niederlechner is breaking that line, which earned him the opening goal.
PERFECT START FOR THE HOSTS
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The visitors are seeing more of the ball, but need to do something with it now they're behind.
LEVERKUSEN TAKING CONTROL
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OH DEAR LOMB
Niklas Lomb's dream first Bundesliga start has turned into a nightmare inside only five minutes. Augsburg's counter-attack is cut out by Fosu-Mensah and passed back to the Leverkusen goalkeeper, who takes a touch but then nudges the ball with his standing foot and allows Niederlechner the simplest of tap-ins.
The teams are out in Augsburg and Sunday's Bundesliga action is about to begin.
PAST MEETS PRESENT
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WHICH FORM WILL GIVE?
Augsburg have won only one of their last eight Bundesliga games at home, losing twice as many matches here this season as they’ve won (W3, L6). However, Leverkusen arrive at the WWK-Arena on the back of three straight away defeats in the league, having won each of their first five in 2020/21. The last time Bayer lost four away games in a row in the Bundesliga was 11 years ago under Jupp Heynckes.
WATCH: LEVERKUSEN EXTEND HISTORIC RUN
WATCH: THE HOSTS ARRIVE
It’s six changes for Leverkusen after their 4-3 loss away at Young Boys in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Peter Bosz has selected an entirely new back four as Jeremie Frimpong, Jonathan Tah, Aleksandar Dragovic and Daley Sinkgraven all drop to the bench. Captain Charles Aranguiz returns in place of Nadiem Amiri in midfield, while Moussa Diaby replaces Demarai Gray out wide. First-choice goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky is out with a heel injury, so 27-year-old Niklas Lomb makes only his second Bundesliga appearance and his first start.
Heiko Herrlich makes five changes to his side - the most this season - as Augsburg seek to end a three-match losing run. Raphael Framberger makes his first appearance since December after a torn muscle, while Felix Uduokhai returns in a back four after missing last Friday’s defeat at Leipzig. Rani Khedira replaces Carlos Gruezo in midfield, Ruben Vargas comes in on the left wing and Florian Niederlechner starts up top in place of Andre Hahn, who after six straight starts has to wait for his 200th Bundesliga appearance.
Grill, Tah, Dragovic, Alario, Sinkgraven, Palacios, Gray, Frimpong
Lomb - Fosu-Mensah, S. Bender, Tapsoba, Wendell - Wirtz, Aranguiz (c), Demirbay - Bailey, Schick, Diaby
Koubek, Gumny, Suchy, Gregoritsch, Moravek, Richter, Gruezo, Hahn, Oxford
Gikiewicz - Framberger, Gouweleeuw (c), Uduokhai, Pedersen - Strobl, Khedira - Caligiuri, Benes, Vargas - Niederlechner
Here you will find the most important information on the game between FC Augsburg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 22 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.