November 3, 2012
Hannover 96 2-0 FC Augsburg
Hannover returned to winning ways at the AWD-Arena with a comfortable victory over Augsburg this afternoon.
Mame Biram Diouf scored the opener in the 26th minute and Lars Stindl made the game safe five minutes from time.
Hannover, whose defeat against Borussia Monchengladbach ended a 22-match unbeaten home run, consolidated their place in the top half of the Bundesliga table with the three points.
Augsburg, however, continue to prop up the standings with just one win from 10 attempts.
Hannover came close to scoring after 15 minutes as Szabolcs Huszti crossed into the box and Diouf headed just over the bar from seven yards out.
The Senegalese striker made amends 10 minutes later, though, blasting home Stindl's cross from the right for his third goal of the season.
Augsburg nearly equalised in the 39th minute as Knowledge Musona's shot sailed just wide of the left post from 18 yards out.
Visiting goalkeeper Simon Jentzsch made a fine save to deny Didier Ya Konan in the 55th minute and was grateful to see Stindl's powerful drive sail inches wide in the 73rd minute.
Augsburg had another chance to level the scores with 16 minutes remaining, but Aristide Bance's header missed the target from eight yards out.
And Hannover wrapped up the points with five minutes remaining as Stindl's shot from 18 yards curled just inside the right post.
|Hannover 96||FC Augsburg|
|1 Ron-Robert Zieler||1 Simon Jentzsch|
|3 Karim Haggui||5 Ragnar Klavan|
|5 Mario Eggimann||15 Sebastian Langkamp|
|34 Konstantin Rausch||17 Marcel De Jong|
|6 Steve Cherundolo||6 Kevin Vogt|
|19 Christian Schulz||10 Daniel Baier|
|8 Manuel Schmiedebach||16 Andreas Ottl|
|10 Szabolcs Huszti||9 Torsten Oehrl|
|28 Lars Stindl||14 Jan Morávek|
|11 Didier Ya Konan||13 Tobias Werner|
|39 Mame Biram Diouf||8 Knowledge Musona|
|23 Sofian Chahed||Milan Petrzela 11|
|13 Jan Schlaudraff||Gibril Sankoh 3|
|24 Christian Pander||Koo Ja-Cheol 7|
|14 Markus Miller||Mohamed Amsif 30|
|9 Artur Sobiech||Aristide Bancé 23|
|25 Mohammed Abdellaoue||Stephan Hain 36|
|4 Hiroki Sakai||Matthias Ostrzolek 19|
|Christian Pander for Didier Ya Konan (79)||Aristide Bancé for Jan Morávek (45)|
|Jan Schlaudraff for Szabolcs Huszti (87)||Matthias Ostrzolek for Tobias Werner (59)|
|Artur Sobiech for Mame Biram Diouf (90)||Koo Ja-Cheol for Knowledge Musona (68)|
|· Squads: Hannover 96 | FC Augsburg|