Ji Dong-won

Ji in Bundesliga survival battle

by Ashley Houghton

Loanee's Augsburg side head to Bayern Munich.

Ji Dong-Won is the sole Sunderland loan star in action this weekend as Augsburg travel to UEFA Champions League finalists Bayern Munich.

Ji’s side currently occupy the relegation play-off spot in the German Bundesliga, though a shock win at the German champions would boost their automatic survival hopes immensely.

If the South Korean international’s side were to lose, they would need Fortuna Dusseldorf to lose their home game with Nuremburg to send it to the last day.

Also in the battle are Hoffenheim, who host Hamburg knowing only a win would keep their automatic survival hopes alive.

Augsburg will take comfort from the fact they host Greuther Furth on the last day, a side that are already relegated having won just five games all season.

The striker, who joined Sunderland in summer 2011, has made 15 appearances during his loan spell in Germany, scoring four goals.