The visitors’ Daniel Baier stung keeper Daniel Davari’s palms with a fierce effort early on, before Davari did brilliantly to palm away a deflected Tobias Werner free-kick, with Marcel Correia heading the rebound off the line. The hosts were living dangerously but managed to hold out until half-time, possibly buoyed by news that both relegation rivals Hamburger SV and 1. FC Nürnberg were losing.
Total dejection for Eintracht
The pattern of the game remained the same after the restart, with the Bavarians on top and peppering the hosts’ goal with shots, but the atmosphere and expectation in the stadium gradually rose as news filtered through that both Hamburg and Nürnberg had fallen further behind, meaning a win for the hosts would put them into the play-off spot.
The Lions threw everything forward in the final stages and thought they had the all-important strike when substitute Salim Khelifi controlled in the box and bore down on goal, but Augsburg keeper Marwin Hitz pulled off a stunning reflex save to cruelly deny Torsten Lieberknecht’s men, before substitute Raul Bobadilla’s broke the home side’s hearts with a deft chip win the final kick of the game.
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Watch Raul Bobadilla's magnificent goal which made it into the Top 5 Goals on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: