After last week’s defeat in Mainz, Augsburg are back in action on Friday evening (17/02) at home to Bayer Leverkusen (20:30 CET). Augsburg will be looking to build on their last home game against Werder Bremen which saw them record a 3-2 victory. Here are all the important facts about the game:
Players: In Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (1998-2008), Konstantinos Stafylidis (2013/14) and Dominik Kohr (2008-2014) there are three players who have represented both Augsburg and Leverkusen.
Iconic Moment: Augsburg’s keeper Marwin Hitz made Bundesliga history in 2015 when he scored in stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw for his side. With his strike, Hitz became only the third goalkeeper in Bundesliga history to score a goal from open play.
History Making: The first goal in this game would be the 50,000th ever in the Bundesliga.
Recovery: Under Manuel Baum Augsburg have amassed 10 points from their last 6 games. Only Wolfsburg (12) and Bayern (16) have more.
Comeback Kings: Leverkusen and Augsburg have both gained a league high11 points from losing positions this season.
Excitement: An average of 3.36 goals are scored in matches between FC Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen.