Battling Augsburg down Gladbach

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.

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