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Augsburg striker Alfred Finnbogason scored a hat-trick and had a fourth dominated out for offside as he led his group to a vital 3-Zero win over Mainz on Sunday.
Finnbogason put his facet forward within the eighth minute, changing a penalty after Mainz defender Daniel Brosinski’s handball.
He doubled the lead within the 34th minute, once more changing from the penalty spot, once more from a handball. Mainz’s Moussa Niakhate was the perpetrator this time round, the lowlight of a troublesome day for the French defender.
The Icelander’s penalty was his ninth from 9 makes an attempt within the Bundesliga and he virtually added a 3rd – this time from normal play – in first-half harm time.
He received his boot on a cross from Konstantinos Stafylidis, however was denied by a superb save from Mainz goalkeeper Florian Mueller.
Nonetheless, the striker did not have to attend lengthy to get his third, changing a perfectly-weighted help from Jan Moravek previous Mueller. It was his fourth hat-trick since becoming a member of Augsburg in 2016.
Finnbogason put a fourth within the internet within the 61st minute with a relaxed flick previous the keeper, however the purpose was dominated out for offside, with the win giving Augburg a invaluable four-point buffer from the relegation zone.
Florian Niederlechner’s scrappy purpose within the final minute of stoppage time earned Freiburg a 2-2 draw at Stuttgart in Sunday’s Baden-Wurttemberg derby.
The outcome gave the guests a invaluable level to take a seat in 13th, three forward of Stuttgart who stay within the relegation play-off place.
Freiburg took the lead early by Janik Haberer, who guided the ball into the underside nook of the web after a wonderfully weighted help from Nils Petersen.
Mario Gomez was subbed on at half-time in the hunt for a second-half equaliser, however Stuttgart’s first purpose got here by an unlikely supply in left-back Emiliano Insua within the 75th minute.
The Argentine – who scored the equaliser within the groups’ conflict earlier within the season – drove the ball by a congested penalty field and previous ‘keeper Alexander Schwolow.
The house facet went forward simply eight minutes later by Daniel Didavi, who hammered the ball residence within the backside left-hand nook after being left unmarked in entrance of purpose.
Within the 89th minute, Gomez was despatched from the sphere after selecting up a second yellow card for a stray elbow, though replays indicated that the World Cup winner was the sufferer of a poor choice from the referee.
With the clock winding down, Freiburg’s Niederlechner scored the leveller within the 94th minute of time added on. Jerome Gondorf teed up the newly substituted Niederlechner who put the ball previous an indecisive Ron-Robert Zieler.