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Impuls Arena (ATT 30,059) 19th April 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: D Drees

FC Augsburg FC Augsburg vs Hertha Berlin Hertha

No goals at Augsburg

Last Updated: 19/04/14 5:04pm

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Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker avoids Marcel Ndjeng

Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker avoids Marcel Ndjeng

Jos Luhukay left his old stomping ground with a point after Augsburg and Hertha Berlin played out a goalless stalemate.

Hertha coach Luhukay led the Bavarian side to their first promotion to the Bundesliga in 2011 but dropped down a division to join the Berliners, leading them back to the top flight after they had been relegated.

His two former clubs are stuck between the danger of relegation and the promise of European qualification and almost inevitably the match had a pre-season feeling about it.

The visitors were dealt a blow before kick-off when captain Fabian Lustenberger was forced to withdraw from the starting XI after suffering an injury in the warm-up - he was replaced by American defender John Anthony Brooks.

Brooks had little to faze him in the opening half with Hertha creating the best effort of the game with Sandro Wagner forcing Marwin Hitz into a save at his near post.

In the 33rd minute, Augsburg's South Korean defender Hong Heong-jo headed against the woodwork from Tobias Werner's free-kick in the clearest opening for the hosts.

Swiss goalkeeper Hitz remained in between the sticks for the second 45 minutes after picking up a knock, but he had minimal work to do as both sides looked content with bumping up their points tally by one.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 22 55
2 Wolfsburg 22 47
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 22 37
4 Schalke 22 35
5 FC Augsburg 22 35
6 Bayer Leverkusen 22 33
7 Hoffenheim 22 30
8 Werder Bremen 22 30
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 28
10 Hannover 96 22 26
11 Mainz 22 25
12 Borussia Dortmund 22 25
13 Cologne 22 25
14 Hamburg 22 24
15 SC Paderborn 07 22 23
16 SC Freiburg 22 22
17 Hertha Berlin 22 21
18 Stuttgart 22 18