Watch: Gouweleeuw: “Nobody expected us to beat Leverkusen”
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Not long left now for Leverkusen to guarantee a share of the spoils.
10 minutes remaining
Berisha looks for his second, but can't beat Gikiewicz. Not long left now!
Gikiewicz gets creative!
Diaby almost gets on the end of a pass, but the goalkeeper puts his head in the way to clear the danger!
Leverkusen's best chance of an equaliser?
Maaßen shuffles his pack
A double change from the Augsburg boss as his team looks to hold onto the lead.
Arne Engels Amine Adli
Augsburg have now scored in 14 of their last 15 Bundesliga matches - you've always got a chance if you can score!
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Alonso rolls the dice
That was Berisha's sixth Bundesliga goal of the season, with each of those strikes opening the scoring!
Berisha the hero at home again!
As we said earlier, Berisha usually makes his mark at the WWK Arena, and he does so again! The corner is floated in by Engels, and the 24-year-old heads home unmarked. 1-0 Augsburg!
They will be looking to translate into an advantage.
Leverkusen ahead in terms of xGoals
Wirtz to make the difference?
First shot of the second half
It's Diaby again who asks the question of Gikiewicz, but he watches the ball all the way and saves comfortably.
Here we go again!
Leverkusen get us underway once more.
Nothing between the sides
In a close opening period, the two teams could not be separated. Leverkusen were slightly more dangerous, though, and Xabi Alonso will hope his players can push on in the second half.
Another Diaby effort, but Gikiewicz gets down well.
Interval fast approaching
Just five minutes left before the break - can either side find a goal?
Leverkusen using the ball better
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Beljo tests Hradecky
Beljo now takes aim, but Lukas Hradecky is equal to his effort.
Leverkusen are looking the more likely to take the lead right now as Diaby strikes the woodwork with a fierce drive.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
All square after 30
Diaby tries his luck
Not too far away there from Diaby, who fires just over the bar from outside the area.
Robert Andrich lines up a shot from distance, but is an easy save for Gikiewicz.
Berisha on form
The hosts seem happy to keep hold of the ball and move their opponents at the moment.
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Work, work, work
Piero Hincapie has the first effort on target, but his header his easily saved by Rafal Gikiewicz.
Moussa Diaby finds his first opening and almost finds a teammate. He enjoys a game against Augsburg, having score more (five) than against any other team in the Bundesliga.
The away side are enjoying plenty of possession and are looking to find a way past this Augsburg defence.
And we're off!
Augsburg get Matchday 19 underway!
Here come the players!
The two teams make their way onto the pitch.
Not long till kick off!
Just five minutes until we get going!
Leverkusen team news
Augsburg team news
Augsburg starting XI
Gikiewicz, Gumny, Gouweleeuw (c), Uduokhai, Pedersen, Maier, Engels, Rexhbecaj, Jensen, Beljo, Berisha
Koubek, Baumgartlinger, Sarenren Bazee, Caligiuri, Bauer, Dorsch, Mbuku, Zehnter, Yeboah
Leverkusen starting XI
Hradecky (c), Frimpong, Tapsoba, Kossounou, Hincapie, Palacios, Andrich, Diaby, Bakker, Adli, Hlozek
Pentz, Tah, Mbamba, Fosu-Mensah, Sinkgraven, Demirbay, Wirtz, Bellarabi, Hudson-Odoi
Who's new at the WWK Arena
Augsburg were one of the Bundesliga's busiest clubs throughout January, completing seven incoming transfers - Dion Beljo, David Colina, Irvin Cardona, Renato Veiga, Arne Engels, Nathanael Mbuku and Kelvin Yeboah, the nephew of Eintracht Frankfurt great Tony, all joined the squad before the deadline. How many will we see tonight?
The view from Leverkusen
The view from Augsburg
For Augsburg, it is a rather different story. One victory in 11, of which seven were defeats, has seen them drop down to 14th in the table. A narrow loss to Borussia Dortmund and a win against Borussia Mönchengladbach, however, will have given Enrico Maaßen cause for optimism.
Leverkusen on the up
Xabi Alonso did not have the best start to life as Leverkusen boss, but 'Die Werkself' are currently on an upward trajectory. They have lost just once in their last eight games in all competitions, winning six, and could put themselves in the conversation for a European spot with victory in Augsburg.
Previous meeting: Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Augsburg