Aue - FC Erzgebirge Aue remain in grave danger of relegation to the third-tier after a 1-0 home defeat to SV Sandhausen on Matchday 28.

Aue came into the game on the back of a morale-boosting win away at TSV 1860 Munich last weekend, and it was the Violets that dominated proceedings in the early stages, with Sandhausen goalkeeper Manuel Riemann saving well from Patrick Schönfeld and Stefan Mugosa.

Aue’s Stipe Vucur missed a great chance with a weak header early in the second period, and it would come back to haunt his side, as Alexander Bieler pounced on a loose ball to finish emphatically from close range with 16 minutes remaining. The defeat leaves Aue in 17th and headed for automatic demotion, a point off the relegation play-off place with six games remaining.

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