The TSG Hoffenheim has completed their first Champions League season with a 1:2 (1:1)-defeat against Manchester City. Andrej Kramaric had put Hoffenheim in the lead (16.), marriage Leroy Sané (45.+1, 61.) the game with a double pack turned. The TSG succeeded in six Games is not a victory, so that they no longer represented in the international.
even before the kickoff, it was clear that it would adopt the TSG Hoffenheim to the group stage of the Champions League. Place, synonymous with the Ticket for the Europa League was still possible. Hoffenheim had to win in Manchester and hope that in the parallel game of the group F Olympique Lyon against Shakhtar wins.
in fact, Hoffenheim took place in Manchester in the first minutes of the control of the game. Especially when Andrej Kramaric came on to the Ball, it was dangerous. The first of these was a shot from 18 yards over the crossbar (11.), then he forced Ederson to a gloss parade (14.). Then, as Aymeric Laporte Benjamin Hübner was playing foul, there was a penalty for the TSG. Kramaric came on and turned sure (16.).
however, It was for long time the last chance for Hoffenheim. Instead, Manchester City turned on now, and the TSG had a lot of luck, as Gabriel Jesus to a corner of Leroy Sané on the post heading (19.). In the 33. Minute aluminum prevented then again a goal for the City: After a free kick by lkay Gundogan it was hope’s home Joelinton, headed the Ball with a header on to the crossbar of his own goal. Hoffenheim Keeper Oliver Baumann would have been in both scenes powerless. And he was also, as Sané turned in the injury time of the first half, free – kick direct compensation, 1:1.
2015 – Leroy Sané is the first German player to score against German opposition in the Champions League since Mesut Özil vs Bayern Munich in October 2015. Beauty. pic.twitter.com/3AoIA3NFah
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 12. December 2018,
After the break, Manchester City had to wait despite good possibilities for long for the opening goal – to Sané had his second appearance this evening. After a counterattack he was played in by Raheem Sterling-free and perfect for dry-2:1-final (61.).
Manchester City – TSG Hoffenheim 2:1 (1:1)
0:1 Kramaric (16.)
1:1 Sané (45.+1)
2:1 Sané (61.)
Manchester: Ederson – Stones (46. Walker), Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko (64. Delph) – Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, Foden – Sterling, L. Sané – Gabriel Jesus
Hoffenheim Baumann – Brenet, Adams, Huebner Kaderabek, Geiger (63. Amiri), Schulz – Grillitsch, Bittencourt (70. Belfodil) – Joelinton, Kramaric
referee: Andreas Ekberg
Yellow cards: -/ Hübner, Joelinton