Perennial underdogs Augsburg got a taste of Europe in the 2015-16 campaign and, having kept the core of their side intact, are talking about a surprise run at a top six finish again this season.
Giefer — Danso, Gouweleeuw, Hinteregger, Max — Baier, Khedira — Hahn, Gregoritsch, Caiuby — Finnbogason
Augsburg’s squad has grown with a number of loanees returning, while Andre Hahn, who scored 12 goals and provided 13 assists in 48 games in his first stint with FCA, also makes a comeback. Not signing a replacement for number one Marwin Hitz could prove a costly decision. Grade: D+