Augsburg's best ever start to a Bundesliga season continued with a hard-fought 1-0 win over UEFA Champions League participants RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
Augsburg 1-0 Leipzig
Goals: 1-0 Gregoritsch (4')
The home side, buoyed by a first away win of the season at Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, seized the initiative early on and went ahead on 11 minutes when Michael Gregoritsch finished off a fine counter with a composed finish.
Leipzig had started the game with nine changes to the side that drew with Borussia Mönchengladbach, and it showed, as they struggled to find any rhythm in their game. Emil Forsberg was sent on in the second half to help his team find a way back into the game, but it was Augsburg that might have scored again, as Marcel Heller headed wide late on.
Man of the match
Alfred Finnbogason did not get on the score sheet himself but he led the line excellently and reacted brilliantly to lay the ball back for Gregoritsch to net the winner.
Augsburg: Hitz - Opare, Gouweleeuw, Hinteregger, Max - Moravek (Heller 63'), Khedira - Gregoritsch (Koo 46'), Baier, Caiuby - Finnbogason (Cordova 89')
Coach: Manuel Baum
Leipzig: Mvogo - Schmitz (Kaiser 81'), Orban, Compper (Ilsanker 46'), Halstenberg - Demme, Kampl - Sabitzer, Bruma - Poulsen (Forsberg 60'), Werner
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
- Gregoritsch scored his first goal for Augsburg, with his ninth shot of the season.Augsburg have now won three league games in a row.Leipzig have failed to win all five Bundesliga games that Naby Keita has missed.Augsburg's best ever start to a Bundesliga season goes on - they now have ten points from five games and sit third in the table, temporarily at least.Ralph Hasenhüttl and Manuel Baum both began their coaching careers in charge of SpVgg Unterhaching.Rani Khedira joined Augsburg from Leipzig this summer and has yet to taste defeat with his new club.