Highlights

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Cvancara rescues 97th-minute draw in eight-goal thriller

Matchday 1 in Augsburg served up a goalfest as Tomas Cvancara struck a dramatic equaliser to salvage a 4-4 draw for Gladbach on his Bundesliga debut. It looked as if the three points would be easily wrapped up by the Foals as they led both 2-0 and 3-1 before Augsburg hit back to make it 3-3 on the stroke of half-time. Ruben Vargas then looked to have secured the points for the hosts but Cvancara would have the final say - holding his nerve to convert a 97th-minute penalty.
Full-time
90'
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Cvancara makes it 4-4 from the spot!

How's that for opening day drama? Tomas Cvancara levels at 4-4 with the final kick of the game with a belting penalty after Borges Sanches was fouled by Vargas. That's the second goal of the day for Gladbach's new signing.
90'
+ 7
Tomáš Čvančara
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
77 %
90'
+ 1

Substitution

90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Franck Honorat
Franck Honorat33.75km/h
3.
Mads Pedersen
Mads Pedersen33.57km/h
76'

Vargas hammers Augsburg in front!

What a game! Enrico Maaßen has never seen his Augsburg side previously come from behind to win a Bundesliga match, but they have clawed back from 1-3 down to lead 4-3 against Gladbach. Tietz lays the ball off to Vargas on the edge of the box, and he well and truly leathers it past Omlin to put the hosts in front.
76'
Rubén Vargas
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
4 %
71'
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SituationPenalty
ReviewFoul?
DecisionPenalty
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Michel the debut man

Sven Michel has scored on his first Bundesliga appearance for Augsburg, having joined from Union Berlin, by converting his second penalty in the league.
58'

A bit of (relative) quiet in Augsburg

The game is still a fluent one in the second half, but we don't have any further strikes to report. Interestingly, Augsburg have an expected goals value of 2.14 and Gladbach's is 1.02 - which shows just how clinical the visitors have been.
Kick-off!
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Six of the best

Augsburg v Gladbach is only the fifth match in Bundesliga history to be tied 3-3 at the break.
Half-time
45'
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Augsburg level!

What an absolutely incredible first half in Augsbug! Sven Michel makes it 3-3 from the spot in the seventh minute of stoppage time after Netz fouled Engels.
45'
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Sven Michel

GOAL!

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Sven Michel
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
77 %
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Itakura off the mark

Gladbach's man from Yokohama has scored his first Bundesliga goal in his 25th appearance.
45'
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Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationNo penalty
ReviewFoul?
DecisionPenalty
41'

Flurry of goals in Augsburg!

Nathan Ngoumou had restored Gladbach's two-goal lead by lifting a goal kick from Omlin over the defence before firing in on the bounce. Bauer then cut it back to 2-3 by turning in at the near post after a clever corner routine had seen Berisha head the ball back across the goalmouth.
41'
Maximilian Bauer
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
71 %
37'
Nathan Ngoumou
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
46 %
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
29'

Rexhbecaj rocket pulls Augsburg back into it

Gladbach's two-goal lead lasted less than two minutes. Elvis Rexhbecaj let rip with his left boot from just outside the box and left Omlin with no chance!
29'
Elvis Rexhbecaj
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
4 %
27'

New signing doubles Gladbach's lead!

Uduokhai tried to clear a ball but only found Weigl, who played it through to Cvancara in the area. The Czech centre forward made no mistake in slotting past Dahmen to make it 2-0.
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
18 %
13'

Gladbach grab the lead

Gerardo Seoane's reign as Gladbach coach has gotten off to a great start. Ko Itakura rose to head in superbly at the far post from Honorat's corner.
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Ko Itakura

GOAL!

0:1
Ko Itakura
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
9 %
Kick-off!
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Here comes Freiburg's new number 1

Noah Atubolu is a Germany U21 international.

Five new signings start in Augsburg

The hosts have two new faces starting in goalkeeper Finn Dahmen and Sven Michel, who is a former Gladbach youngster. The visitors have three new signings in their XI - Austrian defender Maximilian Wöber, French winger Franck Honorat and Czech centre-forward Tomas Cvancara.

Augsburg starting XI

Dahmen - Engels, Bauer, Uduokhai, Pedersen - Vargas, Rexhbecaj, Dorsch, Berisha - Michel, Demirovic (c)

Augsburg subs

Koubek, Winther, Colina, Breithaupt, Jensen, Kömür, Beljo, Tietz, Mbuku

Gladbach starting XI

Omlin - Scally, Itakura, Wöber, Netz - Weigl (c), Neuhaus - Honorat, Plea, Ngoumou - Cvancara

Gladbach subs

Nicolas, Chiarodia, Friedrich, Jantschke, Hack, Reitz, Herrmann, Ranos, Sanches
2:00
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Watch: The Bundesliga is back!

It's an extra special campaign for Germany's top flight as we celebrate the league's 60th anniversary.
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Probable line-ups

Who’s set to play this weekend? Who’s going to miss out on the Bundesliga’s return? Keep up to date with all the latest team news right here!

Time to buck the trend?

Augsburg have lost 4-0 in their opening game for the last two years, both at home against Hoffenheim and Freiburg. Indeed, they have never won on home turf on Matchday 1. They drew 2-2 with Freiburg in 2011 but have since lost six on their own patch without even scoring a goal.
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Watch: Previous meeting - Gladbach 2-0 Augsburg

Quick reunion: these teams faced off on Matchday 34 at the end of last season, Gladbach earning a 2-0 success against a 10-man Augsburg side.

Staying power

Augsburg are in elite company in the Bundesliga: they are one of just eight clubs to have graced the top tier without interruption since 2011 and are one of just seven teams not to have been relegated.

Welcome back!

Augsburg kick off a 12th consecutive season in the Bundesliga at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Enrico Maaßen's side will be hoping for a much smoother ride after finishing just a point clear of the relegation play-off spot last season. Gladbach had to make do with mid-table mediocrity, their 10th-placed finish costing Daniel Farke his job as head coach. Can Gerardo Seoane bring the good times back to Borussia-Park?