Gladbach, who had failed to win any of their six Bundesliga matches in 2014 prior to Matchday 24, took the lead inside five minutes when Augsburg lost possession cheaply in the centre of the park, allowing Raffael to pick up the loose ball and fire an unstoppable shot in off the post for his twelfth goal of the season. Augsburg managed to go into half-time on level terms, however, thanks to Halil Altintop’s close-range bicycle kick ten minutes before the interval.
Markus Weinzierl’s charges almost went in front three minutes after the restart, but Jan Moravek’s long-range effort whistled just wide of Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s left-hand post. The Fuggerstädter were proving a threat on the counter-attack, but after Tobias Werner had seen his shot fly over the bar, Martin Stranzl went within a whisker of putting the Foals back in front when he headed against the crossbar from deep inside the box.
Augsburg, who had not lost away from home since their 3-0 defeat to Bayern at the Allianz Arena, took the lead nine minutes from time, courtesy of another clinical counter-attack. Andre Hahn’s pinpoint pass was collected by Tobias Werner, who calmly slotted the ball past ter Stegen to seal a third consecutive away win for Augsburg and stretch the Foals’ winless run to nine matches.
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