Augsburg 0-2 Hertha: Struggles continue for Fuggerstädter in home defeat

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Hertha strolled past Augsburg with a 2-0 win on Sunday at Wwk Arena. Both teams arrived at the match with previous defeats in the league. Augsburg arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing their last match 1-0 to Hoffenheim. Hertha were beaten 1-0 in their previous match against Borussia Dortmund. Augsburg and Hertha currently occupy 16th and 13th spots in the table, with 3 points and 4 points respectively after 5 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Hertha continued to apply pressure in the second period, when Dodi Lukebakio gave them the lead, at 57 minutes. However they weren’t finished yet and Marco Richter made it 2-0 just before the full time to give a final score of 2-0.

Substitutions for Augsburg included Julian Baumgartlinger, Ruben Vargas, Andre Hahn, Florian Niederlechner and Lukas Petkov for Carlos Gruezo, Arne Maier, Mergim Berisha, Ermedin Demirovic and Elvis Rexhbecaj, respectively. Hertha brought on Jean-Paul Boetius, Marco Richter, Davie Selke and Marton Dardai, to replace Suat Serdar, Chidera Ejuke, Wilfried Kanga and Dodi Lukebakio.

There were bookings for Carlos Gruezo and Mergim Berisha from Augsburg. For Hertha, Filip Uremovic saw yellow.

Augsburg will next play Werder Bremen away, with Hertha facing Bayer Leverkusen at home.

Technical card:
Augsburg:Rafal Gikiewicz, Maximilian Bauer, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Robert Gumny, Daniel Caligiuri, Elvis Rexhbecaj (Lukas Petkov, min.82), Carlos Gruezo (Julian Baumgartlinger, min.36), Arne Maier (Ruben Vargas, min.46), Mads Pedersen, Mergim Berisha (Andre Hahn, min.74) and Ermedin Demirovic (Florian Niederlechner, min.74)
Hertha:Oliver Christensen, Jonjoe Kenny, Filip Uremovic, Marc Kempf, Marvin Plattenhardt, Lucas Tousart, Suat Serdar (Jean-Paul Boetius, min.68), Ivan Sunjic, Wilfried Kanga (Davie Selke, min.83), Dodi Lukebakio (Marton Dardai, min.84) and Chidera Ejuke (Marco Richter, min.69)
Stadium:Wwk Arena
Goals:Dodi Lukebakio (0-1, min. 57) and Marco Richter (0-2, min. 90)