Second-half surge lifts Eintracht over Braunschweig

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Updated: August 25, 2013

Braunschweig, Germany (Sports Network) – Second-half goals from Alexander
Meier and Stefan Aigner helped Eintracht to a 2-0 home win over Braunschweig
on Sunday, giving the club its first points of the season.

Both sides entered Sunday’s contest having lost the first two games of the new
campaign, but Eintracht broke a scoreless deadlock in the 52nd minute when
Meier turned home a cross from Vaclav Kadlec at the near post.

Aigner missed two chances to double Eintracht’s lead in quick succession as he
sent a pair of headers just off target.

However, he atoned for his wastefulness in the 62nd by finding the bottom
corner of the net from 20 yards to help lift his team off the bottom of the
Bundesliga table.

Augsburg 2, Stuttgart 1

Augsburg, Germany – Augsburg brought an end to a poor start in the league this
season with a 2-1 home win on Sunday over Stuttgart, which continued its own
terrible beginning to the new campaign.

Augsburg was outscored 5-0 in two losses to start the season, but the home
side got off to a strong start on Sunday with a sixth-minute goal from Halil
Altintop.

Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker doubled the advantage in the 36th for Augsburg,
while Stuttgart pulled a goal back a few minutes before halftime with a Vedad
Ibisevic penalty kick.

However, the visitors bid for a point took a hit in the 70th when Ibrahima
Traore was sent off, allowing Augsburg to see out the rest of the match.

Stuttgart joins Braunschweig as the only teams in the Bundesliga without a
point from the first three games.