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Augsburg extend winning run at Hoffenheim

By AAP Newswire

Florian Niederlechner led Augsburg to a 4-2 win at Hoffenheim that lifted his side to 10th on Friday (Saturday AEDT) ahead of the rest of the German Bundesliga's 15th round.

Niederlechner gave Philipp Max a tap-in in the 11th minute - three minutes before Robert Skov equalised - 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.

"It is a lot of fun at the moment. We are playing well," Niederlechner told streaming portal DAZN.

Coach Martin Schmidt added: "Efficiency made the difference. The game wasn't a beauty but hard work."

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 their unbeaten run to six games.