Augsburg celebrates first league win

BY foxsports • October 15, 2011

Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker's 88th-minute penalty earned Augsburg their first ever Bundesliga victory with a 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Mainz on Saturday afternoon.

The defender held his nerve to give the top flight new boys their first three-point haul at the ninth attempt.

The win was not enough to lift the visitors out of the bottom three, but did move them to within a point of their opponents.

Augsburg had the first chance of the game as Axel Bellinghausen's volley in the 22nd minute was saved superbly by Heinz Muller.

Mainz went close four minutes later when Zdenek Pospech pounced on a poor clearance and fired in a shot which came back off the bar.

And the same player shot wide seconds later as the hosts continued to threaten.

Mainz thought they had scored in the 42nd minute, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was ruled offside as Marcel Risse's cross from the right was struck home by Nicolai Muller.

They carried on carving out opportunities after the break with Choupo-Moting heading over and Nikolce Noveski wide in quick succession.

Andreas Ivanschitz then placed his effort wide when one-on-one with Augsburg keeper Simon Jentzsch as Mainz squandered chance after chance.

And the visitors, who should have long been out of the contest, made them pay by winning it at the death.

Sascha Molders saw his shot came back off a post and, as Bellinghausen looked to get to the rebound, Bo Svensson brought him down to give Augsburg a penalty.

And Callsen-Bracker made no mistake from the spot, hitting his effort hard and low into the left corner to seal an historic win.

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