BERLIN (AP) — Andre Hahn scored late for 10th-man Augsburg to earn a scrappy 3-2 win over Schalke in the Bundesliga on Sunday, leaving the hosts just outside the relegation zone.
Schalke forward Simon Thiroud and Augsburg’s Rafael Gekiewicz come close after Thiroud collided with the goalkeeper. Tyrod felt that Geckiewicz had motivated the home fans.
Schalke’s Sebastian Poulter, who Gekevich knew together from their days at Union Berlin, calmed down the situation.
It was a game of high emotions.
Ermedin Demirovic scored twice for Augsburg before Trudeau responded for Schalke in the 33rd.
Schalke defender Sepp van den Berg suffered a serious ankle injury early in the second half. The 20-year-old Dutch player had to be carried away on a stretcher.
Both teams went close with Schalke keeper Aleksandar Sholo denying Mergim Berisha before Tom Kroos equalized in the 63rd.
Schalke continued to push harder and were further encouraged when the already booked Berisha was sent off with his second yellow card in the 70th for a tackle on Maya Yoshida in a corner.
Two more Augsburg players scored before Hahn stunned the home team by scoring against a run in the 77th of the game. It was the sixth goal conceded by Schalke in the last 15 minutes in eight league games.
Earlier, Hertha Berlin and visiting Hoffenheim drew 1-1, extending the home team’s unbeaten run to four games after three games, although its fans are still waiting for their first home win of the season.
Andrzej Kramaric celebrated his 200th Bundesliga appearance for Hoffenheim with the opening goal in the 25th.
The visitors looked more likely to score in the first half, but in the 37th minute Dodi Lukbakio equalized after Chedra Ejock capitalized on a mistake from Hoffenheim’s Angelino to set him up.
Kramaric hit the crossbar before the break, when Hertha defender Marc-Olivar Kempf denied Grisha Promel on the rebound with a goal-line block.
Lukaku came close with a scissor-kick in the second half but neither side could force a winner.