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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Suat Serdar (4')

Birthday boy Serdar scores as Schalke claim narrow win over Augsburg

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Schalke ends 3-game losing streak vs. Augsburg (1:02)

Suat Serdar scores the game's only goal as Schalke get a 1-0 win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga. (1:02)

Suat Serdar celebrated his 24th birthday by scoring his first Bundesliga goal of the season as basement side Schalke snapped a 12-game winless run to beat Augsburg 1-0 at the Veltins Arena on Sunday.

Having failed to score in their past five home games, Schalke broke the deadlock inside four minutes when midfielder Serdar slotted home from close range after Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz failed to collect a low cross.

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Augsburg threatened to equalise through forwards Marco Richter and Ruben Vargas but a disciplined Schalke defence held on to claim only their second league win of the campaign.

Schalke still have work to do if they are to survive the drop as they remain 12 points adrift of the relegation playoff spot and 13 away from the first survival position.

Meanwhile, Augsburg are yet to secure their top-flight status and sit 11th with a seven-point cushion over the playoff spot.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 32 +52 74
2 RB Leipzig 32 +29 64
3 VfL Wolfsburg 32 +25 60
4 Borussia Dortmund 32 +25 58
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 32 +15 57
6 Bayer Leverkusen 32 +16 51
7 Borussia Monchengladbach 32 +7 46
8 FC Union Berlin 32 +6 46
9 SC Freiburg 32 +2 44
10 VfB Stuttgart 32 +2 42
11 TSG Hoffenheim 32 -3 39
12 Mainz 32 -16 36
13 Hertha Berlin 32 -10 34
14 FC Augsburg 32 -17 33
15 Werder Bremen 32 -17 31
16 Arminia Bielefeld 32 -28 31
17 FC Cologne 32 -27 29
18 Schalke 04 32 -61 13