Augsburg beats Hoffenheim, moves to 10th place in Bundesliga

SINSHEIM, Germany — Florian Niederlechner led Augsburg at Hoffenheim to a 4-2 win that lifted his side to 10th on Friday ahead of the rest of the Bundesliga’s 15th round.

Niederlechner gave Philipp Max a tap-in in the 11th minute — three minutes before Robert Skov equalized — and was fouled for a penalty in the 50th. Max duly claimed his second goal from the spot.

Niederlechner then set up Fredrik Jensen in the 56th for 3-1.

Skov set up Jurgen Locadia for Hoffenheim in the 80th.

But Niederlechner was involved again as he set up Brazilian defender Iago to seal the result in the 85th.

Defeat stretched Hoffenheim’s winless run to four games. Alfred Schreuder’s side previously won five in a row, starting with 2-1 at Bayern Munich.

Augsburg, meanwhile, stretched its unbeaten run to six games.

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