Huub Stevens has decided to make a change. Nassim Boujellab (Schalke) replaces Sebastian Rudy.
Rabbi Matondo (Schalke) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
Augsburg have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
It's time for a substitution. Jan Moravek (Augsburg) comes on in place of Ja-Cheol Koo.
Schalke seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by the offensive players allows the defenders to set up the attack.
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Huub Stevens has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Rabbi Matondo (Schalke) replacing Ahmed Kutucu.
Daniel Caligiuri (Schalke) does his best to latch onto a cross into the box, but he can't get to the ball. The linesman signals a throw-in for Augsburg.
Michael Gregoritsch (Augsburg) volleys the ball towards goal from the edge of the penalty box, but one of the defenders blocks his shot.
Substitution. Marco Richter (Augsburg) receives a signal from the referee and is now allowed to enter the pitch as Julian Schieber walks off.
Michael Gregoritsch (Augsburg) latches on to a lofted pass from the resulting set piece and pulls the trigger from around the penalty spot. His effort towards the bottom left corner is saved by the excellent Alexander Nubel.
Rough tackle by Weston McKennie (Schalke). The referee blows his whistle for a foul. It's a free kick to Augsburg in a dangerous position.
Matija Nastasic (Schalke) gets on the ball and beats an opponent, but his run is stopped by the referee Manuel Grafe who sees an offensive foul.
Suat Serdar (Schalke) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low shot in the direction of the left post. Gregor Kobel is alert and denies him with a nice save.
Daniel Caligiuri (Schalke) attempted to pick out a free teammate inside the box, but Gregor Kobel comes off the line to clear the ball away.
Bastian Oczipka (Schalke) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Daniel Caligiuri (Schalke) is thwarted and cleared to safety.
Schalke take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
The second half has just started.
That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their respective dressing rooms.
Suat Serdar (Schalke) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn't seem to agree with the decision, but Manuel Grafe ignores the protests.
Augsburg are showing great team chemistry. They are passing it around beautifully. Excellent team work.
Ambitious effort from Suat Serdar (Schalke). He finds himself in a great position after collecting a precise pass inside the penalty area and goes for goal, but it never troubles the goalkeeper and flies well wide of the right post.
Daniel Caligiuri (Schalke) controls a nice low pass and shoots from just outside the box, but it's a poor effort that flies into the stands. Wasted opportunity!
Jonathan Schmid (Augsburg) takes a short corner kick.
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Andre Hahn (Augsburg) is thwarted and cleared to safety. The linesman makes the right call and Augsburg will have a corner.
Jonathan Schmid (Augsburg) swings in a dangerous cross from the resulting corner kick, but none of his teammates manage to outjump the defence.
Ja-Cheol Koo (Augsburg) receives a good pass and from just outside the box he unleashes a promising strike, but the shot is blocked by the defender. The referee signals a corner kick to Augsburg.
Julian Schieber (Augsburg) received a clever through ball which could have put him in a promising position, but the defence was alert to the danger.
Andre Hahn (Augsburg) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
Bastian Oczipka (Schalke) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. The referee and the linesman both signal a throw-in for Schalke.
Schalke didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Konstantinos Stafylidis (Augsburg) latches on to a precise defence-splitting pass and fires a nice strike from a promising distance towards the middle of the goal. Alexander Nubel has a clear sight of it and makes a comfortable save.
Daniel Caligiuri (Schalke) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him.
Schalke slow the tempo of the game down by exchanging a combination of one or two touch passes. The opposition's players are finding it very difficult at the moment, very physically demanding to run without the ball.
Philipp Max (Augsburg) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
Daniel Caligiuri (Schalke) is unable to feed an accurate cross into the box. It's a throw-in for Augsburg.
This shall not pass! Ahmed Kutucu (Schalke) lines up a shot from the edge of the box and goes for goal, but the effort is well blocked by a defender.
Daniel Caligiuri (Schalke) takes the resulting corner which is well defended.
Daniel Caligiuri (Schalke) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players. The ball is out of play. Schalke will have a throw-in.
The corner from Konstantinos Stafylidis (Augsburg) is cleared away by the defence.
Wonderful movement by Schalke. The players are holding possession, mostly exchanging one-touch passes. They control the pace of the game now.
Daniel Caligiuri (Schalke) controls a square pass, he moves forward then unleashes a wild shot from mid-range which goes so far wide it nearly hits the corner flag.
Bastian Oczipka (Schalke) gets in a good position inside the box and is only inches away from getting on the end of a through ball from the edge of the area. The ball is behind the touchline and Augsburg will take a throw-in.
Breel Embolo (Schalke) tries to find Ahmed Kutucu, but he puts too much power on the through ball.
Konstantinos Stafylidis (Augsburg) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away.
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Julian Schieber (Augsburg) is thwarted and cleared to safety.
Here we go, today's match is starting right now.
Augsburg will kick-off.
Let us introduce today's referee to you, and it's Manuel Grafe.
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