Summary

  • Augsburg move up to 12th place.
  • Gladbach's fifth loss away in a row.
  • Baum wins first game in charge at WWK Arena.

Martin Hinteregger’s header 15 minutes from time gave FC Augsburg a battling 1-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach in interim coach Manuel Baum’s first game in charge.

FC Augsburg 1-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Goals: 1-0 Hinteregger (75')

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With both sides working hard to deny the other time and space on the ball, neither keeper was truly tested in the first half. For the hosts Ji-Dong Won saw a diving header and a long-range shot fly past the target. Raffael delivered a couple of teasing free kicks for Gladbach, with Andreas Christensen meeting one and glancing his header over the crossbar.

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The second half saw the match gradually open up, with Mahmoud Dahoud shooting just over the bar following fine work from Raffael on the right flank. But with time beginning to run out, the hosts took a precious lead when Hinteregger rose to Jonathan Schmidt’s corner to place a clever header just inside Yann Sommer’s post. Augsburg stayed strong to frustrate Gladbach in the closing minutes, closing out the game to claim a first win in five outings.

Mahmoud Dahoud, here tussling with Augsburg's Takashi Usami, had Gladbach's best chance and covered 11.75km in the match. © imago / DeFodi

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Man of the match

Mahmoud Dahoud looked the most likely player to light up the match with some much-needed creativity, showing off some delightful skill and missing what would have been a fine goal by only a few inches.

Talking point

The change of coach at the WWK Arena certainly had an instant impact, and Baum should be pleased with the fighting qualities and the willingness to grind out a result that his side showed.

Match stats

  • Hinteregger scored his first goal in Germany since arriving at Gladbach on loan in January.
  • Gladbach's last away win was against SV Darmstadt 98 on the final day of the 2015/16 season.
  • The Foals have now lost five in a row on the road.

Line-ups

Augsburg:Hitz - Verhaegh (c), Gouweleeuw, Hinteregger, Max (Stafylidis 69') - Moravek (Altintop 73'), Baier - Schmid, Koo, Usami (Gunther-Scmidt 87') - Ji

Interim coach: Manuel Baum

Gladbach:Sommer - Elvedi, Christensen, Vestergaard - Hazard, Kramer (Korb 59'), Strobl, Wendt (c) - Dahoud (Hofmann 85') - Hahn, Raffael (Drmic 75')

Coach: Andre Schubert