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“Hertha, Hoffenheim, and Augsburg Secure Crucial Wins in Bundesliga Relegation Battle: Matchday 31 Recap”

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Bottom Hertha BSC, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Augsburg celebrated important victories in the fight against relegation from the Bundesliga. The Berliners won 2-1 (2-1) against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday and reduced the gap to the Swabians on the relegation place to three points. Hoffenheim won 3-1 (3-0) in a turbulent game against cup finalists Eintracht Frankfurt and are now four points ahead of Stuttgart.

Overview on matchday 31

Augsburg won against Champions League candidate 1. FC Union Berlin 1-0 (0-0) and has three games before the end of the season six points more than the Swabians. The penultimate VfL Bochum, tied with VfB on points, lost 0:2 (0:1) at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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In quick revenge for the cup semifinals, RB Leipzig won again at SC Freiburg, this time 1-0 (0-0). The Saxons passed in third place, Freiburg slipped out of the Champions League area of ​​the table behind Union. As in the 5-1 win in the cup during the week, Leipzig dominated the first half hour in the same place – only RB remained without a goal. Only Kevin Kampl (73rd) redeemed the traveling fans of the Saxons.

Market value of Kevin Kampl

Hertha took the lead through Marc Oliver Kempf (29th). Serhou Guirassy (38′) quickly equalized, but Florian Niederlechner (45′ + 2′) scored just before the half-time whistle to take the lead again. The fans then saw an intense game with few chances.

Christoph Baumgartner (8th) scored early for Hoffenheim, Andrej Kramaric (41st) with a penalty kick and Ihlas Bebou (45th + 3) followed up. Shortly before the third goal, Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner saw the red card for complaining (45+2), after the half-time break Hoffenheim’s Stanley Nsoki was sent off for a serious foul (48′). Mario Götze (54th) scored a little later to connect.

Market value by C. Baumgartner

Bochum had to absorb a goal from Jonas Hofmann (35′) in the first half before Lars Stindl (90’+1) decided the game. VfL is in a direct relegation zone. In Augsburg, Dion Beljo (53rd) scored for the hosts, who have their sights set on staying up with the win.

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