Ji Dong-won

Last-day relegation battle for Ji

by Ashley Houghton

On-loan striker facing dramatic final game of 2012-13.

Ji Dong-Won could play his final game for FC Augsburg this weekend when the South Korean’s on-loan side host Greuther Furth in the German Bundesliga.

Should Ji’s side better the result of relegation rivals Fortuna Dusseldorf, who host Hannover, they will avoid playing a play-off match against Bundesliga.2 side Kaiserslautern to decide who will play in the German top flight next season.

If both Augsburg and Fortuna Dusseldorf pick up three points then, barring Augsburg making up a five-goal deficit on Dusseldorf, Ji’s side will play the play-off match against Kaiserslautern.

Should Augsburg lose their game with Furth, they would be in danger of slipping into the automatic drop-zone should Hoffenheim pick up a surprise win at Borussia Dortmund.

It is set to be a tense last day for Ji, who has scored four goals in 16 games since joining up with Augsburg in January.