New signing Halil Altintop has been in excellent form for Markus Weinzierl's (r.) Augsburg this season...
New signing Halil Altintop has been in excellent form for Markus Weinzierl's (r.) Augsburg this season...
Bundesliga

Half-term report: FC Augsburg

Augsburg – Survival, once again, was the topmost priority for FC Augsburg as they started into their third Bundesliga season and as far as that goes, the modestly-resourced outfit from Bavarian Swabia are well ahead of the game.

The development in the latter half of 2012/13 under head coach Markus Weinzierl gave Augsburg justified grounds for confidence. Nobody was under any illusions, however, that it would take another almighty team effort to maintain that progress. After a patchy start, they have been increasingly reaping the rewards.