04.02.2018 17:42 h

Frankfurt miss chance to go second with Augsburg loss

Young forward Marco Richter scored his first Bundesliga goal as Augsburg beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 on Sunday.

The win saw Augsburg move up to seventh, while Frankfurt missed an opportunity to go second in the table and remain sixth, one point adrift of fourth-placed Borussia Dortmund in the race for Champions League qualification.

"We were aggressive from the very first minute today," Augsburg goalscorer Michael Gregoritsch told Sky. "I think that the win was a fair result."

After Kevin Danso had missed a sitter early in the game, Augsburg took the lead on 19 minutes, Koo Ja-cheol holding the ball up well in the penalty area before squeezing it into the far corner.

Frankfurt responded brightly, Luka Jovic hitting the post just minutes later, but it was Augsburg who had the better of the first half, as good chances came and went for Caiuby and Gregoritsch.

Marcel Heller forced a smart save from Lukas Hradecky just after the break, as Augsburg continued to dominate.

With 15 minutes to go, the home side finally doubled the lead, Gregoritsch hooking the ball out of the air and prodding it in from close range.

With just minutes to go, the 20-year-old Richter broke into the box, and fired the ball into the bottom corner to pick up a first goal in just his second senior appearance for Augsburg.