Augsburg fight back to deny Hoffenheim

Augsburg twice came from behind to record a gutsy 2-2 draw away to top-four candidates Hoffenheim.

Hoffenheim 2-2 Augsburg

Goals: 1-0 Hübner (52'), 1-1 Gregoritsch (75'), 2-1 Uth (81'), 2-2 Vogt (og 89')

Hoffenheim flew out of the blocks, and had the ball in the net inside five minutes when Sandro Wagner headed home from Steven Zuber. The Germany international’s effort was ruled out for offside, however. The hosts continued to press, but it was Augsburg's Alfred Finnbogasson who spurned the clearest-cut opportunity of a tight-knit first half, the Iceland international firing against the post from just six yards.

Finnbogasson's gilt-edged miss came back to haunt Augsburg early in the second half as Benjamin Hübner powered in a close-range header to give Hoffenheim the lead. Augsburg substitute Michael Gregoritsch fired home a fine equaliser, only for Uth to restore Hoffenheim's lead with nine minutes remaining. There was still time for one final twist, however, as Kevin Vogt inadvertently turned in a cross from Jeffrey Gouweleeuw to ensure honours ended even.


Hoffenheim: Baumann - Posch, Vogt, Hübner - Amiri (Grillitsch 76'), Demirbay (Kaderabek 59'), Geiger, Zuber (Schulz 85') - Kramaric, Wagner, Uth
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann

Augsburg: Hitz - Opare, Danso (Richter 86'), Hinteregger, Max - Gouweleeuw, Baier - Heller, Koo (Moravek 82'), Caiuby - Finnbogason (Gregoritsch 62')
Coach: Manuel Baum

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Match stats

    Hoffenheim are unbeaten in their last 22 Bundesliga home games.Augsburg have gone three away games without loss for the first time under Manuel Baum.Vogt's first Bundesliga own-goal came against his former club.Uth grabbed his fifth Bundesliga goal of the season. It was Hoffenheim's 100th Bundesliga strike of the Nagelsmann era.Nagelsmann came through the youth ranks at Augsburg.Wagner has never been on the losing side against Augsburg.

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