Cvancara rescues 97th-minute draw in eight-goal thriller
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Cvancara makes it 4-4 from the spot!
How's that for opening day drama? Tomas Cvancara levels at 4-4 with the final kick of the game with a belting penalty after Borges Sanches was fouled by Vargas. That's the second goal of the day for Gladbach's new signing.
Vargas hammers Augsburg in front!
What a game! Enrico Maaßen has never seen his Augsburg side previously come from behind to win a Bundesliga match, but they have clawed back from 1-3 down to lead 4-3 against Gladbach. Tietz lays the ball off to Vargas on the edge of the box, and he well and truly leathers it past Omlin to put the hosts in front.
Michel the debut man
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A bit of (relative) quiet in Augsburg
The game is still a fluent one in the second half, but we don't have any further strikes to report. Interestingly, Augsburg have an expected goals value of 2.14 and Gladbach's is 1.02 - which shows just how clinical the visitors have been.
Six of the best
What an absolutely incredible first half in Augsbug! Sven Michel makes it 3-3 from the spot in the seventh minute of stoppage time after Netz fouled Engels.
Itakura off the mark
Flurry of goals in Augsburg!
Nathan Ngoumou had restored Gladbach's two-goal lead by lifting a goal kick from Omlin over the defence before firing in on the bounce. Bauer then cut it back to 2-3 by turning in at the near post after a clever corner routine had seen Berisha head the ball back across the goalmouth.
Rexhbecaj rocket pulls Augsburg back into it
Gladbach's two-goal lead lasted less than two minutes. Elvis Rexhbecaj let rip with his left boot from just outside the box and left Omlin with no chance!
New signing doubles Gladbach's lead!
Uduokhai tried to clear a ball but only found Weigl, who played it through to Cvancara in the area. The Czech centre forward made no mistake in slotting past Dahmen to make it 2-0.
Gladbach grab the lead
Gerardo Seoane's reign as Gladbach coach has gotten off to a great start. Ko Itakura rose to head in superbly at the far post from Honorat's corner.
Here comes Freiburg's new number 1
Five new signings start in Augsburg
The hosts have two new faces starting in goalkeeper Finn Dahmen and Sven Michel, who is a former Gladbach youngster. The visitors have three new signings in their XI - Austrian defender Maximilian Wöber, French winger Franck Honorat and Czech centre-forward Tomas Cvancara.
Augsburg starting XI
Dahmen - Engels, Bauer, Uduokhai, Pedersen - Vargas, Rexhbecaj, Dorsch, Berisha - Michel, Demirovic (c)
Koubek, Winther, Colina, Breithaupt, Jensen, Kömür, Beljo, Tietz, Mbuku
Gladbach starting XI
Omlin - Scally, Itakura, Wöber, Netz - Weigl (c), Neuhaus - Honorat, Plea, Ngoumou - Cvancara
Nicolas, Chiarodia, Friedrich, Jantschke, Hack, Reitz, Herrmann, Ranos, Sanches
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Time to buck the trend?
Augsburg have lost 4-0 in their opening game for the last two years, both at home against Hoffenheim and Freiburg. Indeed, they have never won on home turf on Matchday 1. They drew 2-2 with Freiburg in 2011 but have since lost six on their own patch without even scoring a goal.
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Augsburg are in elite company in the Bundesliga: they are one of just eight clubs to have graced the top tier without interruption since 2011 and are one of just seven teams not to have been relegated.
Augsburg kick off a 12th consecutive season in the Bundesliga at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Enrico Maaßen's side will be hoping for a much smoother ride after finishing just a point clear of the relegation play-off spot last season. Gladbach had to make do with mid-table mediocrity, their 10th-placed finish costing Daniel Farke his job as head coach. Can Gerardo Seoane bring the good times back to Borussia-Park?