Union Berlin 2-2 Augsburg: Points shared in four-goal thriller

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Union Berlin were helde ach other to a 2-2 draw by Augsburg on Wednesday at the An der Alten Försterei Stadium. Both Union Berlin and Augsburg came from defeats in their previous league games. Union Berlin arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing their last match 5-0 to Bayer Leverkusen while Augsburg were beaten 2-1 in their previous match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Union Berlin and Augsburg currently occupy 2nd and 14th spots in the table, with 27 points and 15 points respectively after 14 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Union Berlin, thanks to a goal from Sheraldo Becker early in the first half. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Florian Niederlechner, at 8 minutes brought Fuggerstädter level. However, each side looked hungry to win and The Iron Ones then found the back of the net in the 22nd minute thanks to Kevin Behrens, taking the score to 2-1. However, their lead was short-lived, as Florian Niederlechner equalised for Augsburg in the 39th minute and the first half ended 2-2. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 2-2.

Substitutions for Union Berlin included Genki Haraguchi, Sven Michel, Jordan Siebatcheu, Morten Thorsby and Christopher Trimmel for Janik Haberer, Sheraldo Becker, Kevin Behrens, Paul Seguin and Niko Giesselmann, respectively. Augsburg brought on Fredrik Jensen, Felix Ohis Uduokhai, Arne Maier, Lukas Petkov and Reece Oxford for Mergim Berisha, Maximilian Bauer, Ermedin Demirovic, Ruben Vargas and Robert Gumny.

There were bookings for Rani Khedira from Union Berlin. For Augsburg, Robert Gumny, Maximilian Bauer, Ermedin Demirovic and Jeffrey Gouweleeuw saw yellow.

Union Berlin will next play SC Freiburg away, with Augsburg facing Bochum at home.

Technical card:
Union Berlin:Lennart Grill, Diogo Leite, Robin Knoche, Danilho Doekhi, Julian Ryerson, Rani Khedira, Paul Seguin (Morten Thorsby, min.83), Janik Haberer (Genki Haraguchi, min.70), Niko Giesselmann (Christopher Trimmel, min.83), Kevin Behrens (Jordan Siebatcheu, min.83) and Sheraldo Becker (Sven Michel, min.77)
Augsburg:Rafal Gikiewicz, Robert Gumny (Reece Oxford, min.77), Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Maximilian Bauer (Felix Ohis Uduokhai, min.32), Iago, Ruben Vargas (Lukas Petkov, min.65), Julian Baumgartlinger, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Ermedin Demirovic (Arne Maier, min.65), Florian Niederlechner and Mergim Berisha (Fredrik Jensen, min.32)
Stadium:the An der Alten Försterei Stadium
Goals:Sheraldo Becker (1-0, min. 7), Florian Niederlechner (1-1, min. 8), Kevin Behrens (2-1, min. 22) and Florian Niederlechner (2-2, min. 39)