February 10, 2013
Trailing 1-0, Augsburg had an opportunity to take control of the game when Mainz’ Shawn Parker received his marching orders with a straight red card after kicking substitute defender Michael Parkhurst in the face right before halftime. De Jong’s cross found Sacha Molders for the equalizer 12 minutes into the 2nd half, but Mainz jammed their box with defenders and despite constant pressure, Augsburg couldn’t get another in. From our vantage point, Koo Ja-Cheol and Ji Dong-Won both put in hard working 90 minute shifts. Koo had 2 shots while Ji had 3 shots at goal. While unbeaten since returning from winter break, Augsburg remains in 17th place and needs 3 points to get out of relegation danger (provided Hoffenheim doesn’t make progress in their next match). At the Tavern, we didn’t get good reception for the match so this is as much as we can relay, but if we find out more relevant details from the game, we’ll get that to you soon.
New transfer Suk Hyun-Jun scored his first goal for Maritimo today. It would be the only goal of the game and with it, a win against Sporting Lisbon. The header came in the 17th minute, take a look:
UPDATE: This totally escaped our radar – we were alerted by twitter a few minutes ago that Park Joo-ho put in a 90 minute shift today in FC Basel’s 3-0 win at home over FC Sion. Clean sheet, first start & first 90 minute performance in quite some time -all looking good for the Korean left back. Park Joo-Ho had a gradual disappearing act for the first half of the season for his Swiss team. Rumors of his European exit have been greatly exaggerated it would seem.