Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (r.) scored Augsburg's goal in the Matchday 26 1-0 win at Hamburger SV
Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (r.) scored Augsburg's goal in the Matchday 26 1-0 win at Hamburger SV
Bundesliga

Survival in sight for revived Augsburg

Munich - FC Augsburg seemed to be suffering from the 'second-season syndrome' after promotion in 2011, going into the winter break with a mere nine points, but a miracle turnaround has revived the Bavarians' hopes of seeing top-flight football for a third year running.

With 15 points garnered so far in the second half of the season, 16th-placed Augsburg, who have won three of their last four matches, are the third-best side in the Bundesliga since the winter break.