Bundesliga Recap: Frankfurt Suffer European Qualification Dent With Heavy Augsburg Loss

Eintracht Frankfurt missed out on a big chance to move into second spot behind German Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after they were surprisingly beaten 3-0 at Augsburg in what was a Matchday 21 clash on Sunday afternoon.

Koo Ja-Cheol gave the hosts a first half lead before further goals from Michael Gregoritsch and substitute Marco Richter after the halftime interval condemned the away side to a heavy loss thus denting their hopes of a place in Europe next season.

With the win, Augsburg (31 points) move one place from 8th to 7th spot just behind their opponents who stay in 6th position with 33 points.

In the other game played on Sunday, 10-man Hamburg had Greek defender Kyriakos Papadopoulous sent off for two yellow cards late in the game but still manage to hold on to a 1-1 at home to Hannover 96.

Iver Fossium had given the away side a first half lead that was cancelled out by Filip Kostic four minutes from time before Papadopoulous sending off incident.

Hamburg still stay in the relegation zone (17th with 17 points) as a result of the draw while Hannover 96 move one place from 11th to 10th with 28 points.