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German Bundesliga

Impuls Arena (ATT 27,855) 23rd November 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Meyer

FC Augsburg FC Augsburg vs Hoffenheim Hoffenheim

FC Augsburg 2

H Altintop (17, 23)

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Top effort from Augsburg

Last Updated: 23/11/13 5:45pm

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Halil Altintop of Augsburg celebrates after scoring

Halil Altintop of Augsburg celebrates after scoring

Halil Altintop scored two goals as Augsburg beat Hoffenheim 2-0 to stabilise themselves in the middle of the Bundesliga table.

Altintop scored his 50th goal in the Bundesliga in the 17th minute and added his second tally of the day six minutes later.

Augsburg collected their second victory in the last eight matches to improve to 16 points.

Hoffenheim have lost three straight matches and won just once in their last eight to remain on 13 points.

Hoffenheim had the first chance after four minutes as Kevin Volland passed forward to Roberto Firmino whose shot was directed wide by Augsburg keeper Marwin Hitz.

Augsburg took the lead in the 17th minute as Hoffenheim keeper Koen Casteels blocked Matthias Ostrzolek's shot but Altintop pounced on the loose ball to hit home from six yards out.

The hosts doubled the advantage six minutes later after a defensive miscue from Hoffenheim's Sejad Sehovic. He lost the ball to Andre Hahn and a cross into the middle found Altintop, who converted just inside the right post.

Augsburg nearly went 3-0 up after 32 minutes as Casteels could not hold onto a shot. Arkadiusz Milik struck home but was flagged for offside.

Hitz kept his sheet clean with a fine save three minutes later, stopping an Anthony Modeste shot with Rangar Klavan clearing the loose ball at the line.

The hosts marched forward immediately thereafter and again were close to a three-goal advantage but Hahn's shot went just off target.

Hoffenheim failed to really challenge the hosts' goal until the 84th minute but Sven Schipplock missed the target.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 30 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 30 61
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
5 Wolfsburg 30 50
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 49
7 Mainz 30 47
8 FC Augsburg 30 42
9 Hoffenheim 30 40
10 Hertha Berlin 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 35
12 Werder Bremen 30 33
13 Hannover 96 30 32
14 SC Freiburg 30 32
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 30 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 25