FC Schalke 04 vs FC Augsburg: Live stream, TV updates and how to watch 2020

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Thanks for following this afternoon, the table looks much better now if you're an Augsburg fan but for those in Schalke blue there is a lot to think about!

Full-time

THAT'S IT! Schalke are now winless in nine as Augsburg end a four-game losing run and an even longer one against Schalke themselves.

Another flat performance from Wagner's team, lacking in attacking prowess but not defensive mistakes which condemns them to another defeat. 

90+1' IT'S THREE! CORDOVA GETS IN ON THE ACT!

Another defensive mishap from Schalke hands Sergio Cordova just his second goal of the season, as he rounds the 'keeper and slots in to twist the knife in the heart of the Schalke team!

90' How long does Wagner have?!

Schalke have now conceded seven since they last scored a goal and have put up another dismal display here today.

This club aren't exactly patient with their managers and having won just one league game in 2020, is Wagner in trouble of being sacked?

84' Desperate times for Schalke

It's looking as though Wagner's side are heading to their ninth-straight game without a win and their fourth defeat in five as the visitors continue to hold firm with this two-goal lead.

80' Augsburg lethal from dead-ball situations

76' GOAL! A SECOND FOR AUGSBURG!

Is that it for Schalke? A lovely goal by the substitute Sarenren-Bazee as he avoids the challenge of Jonjoe Kenny and curls the ball into the top-right corner of the net!

74' Change for Schalke

ON: Levent Mercan

OFF: Weston Mckennie

72' Another change for Augsburg

ON: Jan Morávek

OFF: Eduard Löwen

70' Phillip Max stings the palms of Schubert who dives to his right to save his free-kick, which most would have assumed that Löwen would take after his spectacular effort in the first half.

67' All the ball but nothing to show for it

66% of the game's possession has been with the home team, but they have done so little with it!

64' Caligiuri fires horribly wide from about 20 yards out, which is just an representation of how the game has gone for the Schalke skipper and his team.

62' Schalke present Augsburg with another chance as Oczipka gives the ball away to Marco Richter who hits a shot right at Schubert.

59' Substitution for Augsburg

ON: Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee

OFF: Ruben Vargas

57' Substitution for Schalke

Enforced change for the hosts as Serdar is unable to continue, so Ahmed Kutucu replaces him.

55' Star midfielder Serdar seems to be struggling with an injury here as he receives treatment on the sidelines.

50' More of the same for Schalke in the first five of the half as sloppiness on the ball is starting to creep in, which illustrates the lack of confidence in the team at the moment.

That sloppiness results in an opening for Niederlechner who fires his shot straight into the palms of Markus Schubert.

46' Back underway

The second-half has begun at the VELTINS-Arena! Can Schalke get back into the game or will Augsburg claim their first win in nine games against The Royal Blues?

Half-time

HT here at the VELTINS-Arena and it has been another frustrating 45 minutes for Schalke!

Augsburg lead thanks to Löwen's fantastic free-kick early on and an astute backline which has comfortably defended this slender lead. 

43' The right side of the visitor's defence has been particularly impressive so far, with Jedvaj sweeping up any loose balls and Raphael Framberger winning six of his seven duels so far.

41' A solid defensive display

Herrlich's side have not done any more than they have needed to in attack, but they have been excellent in defence, starving Schalke of any clear-cut chances.

35' Gregoritsch fires a low cross across the box from the left-hand side which is cleared by Tin Jedvaj.

32' With over half-an-hour gone here at the VELTINS-Arena. Matondo's chance is all Schalke have had as they try to find an equaliser against a resilient Augsburg side so far.

28' First real chance for Schalke

Rabbi Matondo races through on goal and forces a save from Luthe in net who made himself big and saved well with his feet!

Another look at Löwen's stunning free-kick!

22' Augsburg seem happy to employ the low block and protect their slender lead, hitting the hosts on the counter whenever they have the opportunity. 

17' Schalke have retained possession well so far but have done little to nothing with it, and it's hard to see where the goals will come from in this team!

13' Augsburg look rather dangerous on the counter as Florian Niederlechner bursts into the box, but goes down rather easily and loses the ball.

10' Schalke are behind once again! Can they find it in them to get back in the game against a team they usually have a lot of success against?!

7' GOAL AUGSBURG! WHAT A HIT!

The visitors lead here early on thanks to a fantastic free-kick from about 30 yards out from Eduard Lowen!

4' Corner for Schalke as Andreas Luthe flaps at Michael Gregoritsch's cross.

1' We are underway here at the VELTINS-Arena, after the players observed a minutes silence for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KO approaches...

Both teams have gone a long time without tasting victory and will be desperate to do so today, so it should be a good one!

Out come the teams as we are just minutes from kickoff!

Augsburg not happy travellers

Heiko Herrlich's side have lost their last five games on the road, failing to score in four of those matches.

To add to that they have conceded at least two goals in their last six away fixtures, which is a clear indication as to why they are struggling on their travels.

Last time out

Last time out Schalke overturned a 2-1 deficit in the last 20 minutes to beat Augsburg 3-2 with Amine Harit, who misses out today through injury, scoring a stunning winning goal.

Despite their poor form in 2020, a win would see Schalke back in the Europa League qualifying spot!

30 minutes till KO

Half-an-hour till we get underway at the VELTINS-Arena!

Last-minute heartbreak for Augsburg on matchday 26

Embarrassment for Schalke in the Revierderby

Something has got to give!

As mentioned earlier, both teams are in pretty forgettable form at the moment:

FC Schalke 04: without a win in eight

FC Augsburg: without a win in six

Despite this Schalke have a better record against Augsburg than they do against any other team in the Bundesliga. David Wagner's side are undefeated in eight home games against Augsburg so can they continue that run today?

Starting Lineups

Schalke 04: Schubert - Kenny, Sane, Nastasic, Oczipka - McKennie - Caligiuri, Serdar - Schöpf - Gregoritsch, Matondo

Augsburg: Luthe – Framberger, Jedvaj, Uduokhai, Max – Khedira, Gruezo, Löwen – Richter, Niederlechner, Vargas

Preview

If you are looking for some extra information on today's game, then check out my preview!

Both teams are in poor form and will be desperate for three points this afternoon.

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Welcome along

Hello and welcome to VAVEL.com's coverage of Sunday afternoon's Bundesliga fixture between FC Schalke 04 and FC Augsburg.

My name is Sam Allen and I will be your host for this fixture. We will be bringing you pre-game analysis and team news along with of course play-by-play updates of the action as it happens.

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