Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Neven Subotic tries a through ball, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.

Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Shinji Kagawa.

They remain in the Champions League, with a knockout-round match against Juventus coming up on 24 February, but the team make-up is very different to the one that finished runners-up in Europe's premier club competition in the 2012-13 season.

Dominik Kohr (FC Augsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Elsewhere, Hamburg eased their relegation troubles with a 3-0 win over Paderborn, ending a 398-minute league goal drought.

Ragnar Klavan (FC Augsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

In their second Bundesliga season the club struggled even more than in its first year, accumulating only nine points in the first half of the season. FCA however secured their survival in the last game of the season against SpVgg Greuther Fürth with a 3–1 victory.[19]

His ambition this season is to reach Europe's premier club competition and with the Reds currently nine points off the Premier League's top four, winning the Europa League is probably his best chance of achieving this aim.

Hummels said: "If one is in this position after 19 games then it would be unacceptable not to have understanding for the fans' reactions."

Augsburg is home to the following universities and colleges:

Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Milner.

The Reds had marginally the better of a largely dour game in Germany.

Despite their predicament, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently said there was no reason to doubt coach Klopp.

Halil Altintop (FC Augsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Overall, Germany has a warm, temperate, wet climate with westerly winds. Extreme fluctuations in temperature are rare. Rain falls throughout the year. Mild winters (2ºC to -6ºC) and moderately hot summers (18ºC to 20ºC) are the norm.

The club returned as a force in the third division, earning top-four finishes in all of the next four seasons there. FCA came achingly close to advancing to 2. Bundesliga in 2005, but missed their opportunity after giving up two goals to Jahn Regensburg in the last four minutes of their final game of the season. The club dominated the Regionalliga Süd the next year, winning the league and clinching a berth in the 2. Bundesliga for the 2006–07.[17]

Attempt saved. Dominik Kohr (FC Augsburg) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

In 1968, with BCA struggling in the third division after relegation from professional football the year before and Schwaben soon to follow, another effort was made. In April 1969, a high-level meeting between the two club bosses brought the decision to merge the clubs and name the new side FC Augsburg. FCA was to be a football club only with no other sports department. The then-mayor of Augsburg, Hans Breuer, was one of the driving forces behind the move.[1]

In 1530, the Augsburg Confession was presented to the Holy Roman Emperor at the Diet of Augsburg. Following the Peace of Augsburg in 1555, after which the rights of religious minorities in imperial cities were to be legally protected, a mixed Catholic–Protestant city council presided over a majority Protestant population; see Paritätische Reichsstadt.

Konstantinos Stafylidis (FC Augsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp said: "We can be accused of anything tonight and it is all justified. Battling also means having the courage to take the right decision. We were missing that tonight."

Stafylidis found space in the box but poked wide of the far post before Ji's well-struck effort hit the outside of the upright and went wide.

Following the war, the three Kaserne would change hands confusingly between the American and Germans, finally ending up in US hands for the duration of the Cold War. The former Wehrmacht Kaserne became the three main US barracks in Augsburg: Reese;, Sheridan and FLAK. US Base FLAK had been an anti-aircraft barracks since 1936 and US Base Sheridan "united" the former infantry barracks with a smaller Kaserne for former Luftwaffe communications units.

The success of 1973–74 was quickly replaced with relegation trouble in the new 2. Bundesliga. The next five seasons saw lower table finishes, the temporary departure of Helmut Haller and frequent replacements of managers. By 1978–79, the club was unable to avoid relegation, despite Haller, at the age of 40, once more taking to the field for FCA for a last time. The club, after six seasons in the second division, returned to the Bayernliga.[9]

Roman Weidenfeller and Mats Hummels were seen conversing with spectators.

Emre Can (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

In September 2011, Amazon opened a new Fulfillment Center in Graben close to Augsburg (Bavaria). With a size of 110.000 square meters or 17 soccer fields it is one of the largest Fulfillment Centers in Germany. It consists of six warehouses. It also has a direct connection to the logistics company DHL allowing for an exceptionally fast delivery to the customer.

FC Augsburg, which has long fluctuated between the second and third division, experienced a difficult time in the early 2000s, suffering relegation to the fourth division for two seasons. FCA recovered from this, returning to professional football in 2006. At the end of the 2010–11 season, Augsburg were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time. Since 2009, FC Augsburg's stadium has been the WWK ARENA.


Attempt saved. Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

On 2 June 2016, Markus Weinzierl left FC Augsburg to become manager at FC Schalke 04, followed by the immediate signing of Dirk Schuster (then-outgoing manager at SV Darmstadt 98) as his successor.

Dortmund have 16 points from 19 games, although Jurgen Klopp's men are only two points from safety.

FCA began the 2014–15 season with a first round German Cup defeat against amateur fourth division side 1. FC Magdeburg.

On 15 October 2011, Augsburg won its first-ever game in the first division, defeating Mainz 1–0. On 28 April 2012, Augsburg retained their status as a Bundesliga club for a second year with a game to spare. Only a week later, Luhukay resigned from the Augsburg job, citing doubts with regards to the club's prospects as the reason. On 17 May 2012, the club appointed Markus Weinzierl as their new manager.

Attempt saved. Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan with a cross.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Christoph Janker (FC Augsburg) is shown the red card.

"We fight for consistency and played like this in the game, but we always let them come back in the game and that's not necessary. I'm not 100% happy about this game.