SINSHEIM. TSG Hoffenheim defeats Hertha BSC with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Kramaric (19′) and a goal from S. Rudy (36′).
The match was held at the DnB NOR Arena Stadium in Sinsheim on Friday and this began at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Sven Jablonski who had the assistance of Norbert Grudzinski and Jan Seidel. The 4th official was Robert Kampka. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.1 degrees Celsius or 48.31 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 95%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. TSG Hoffenheim was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Hertha BSC that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
TSG Hoffenheim was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons TSG Hoffenheim won the match.
TSG Hoffenheim shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Hertha BSC shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.
TSG Hoffenheim received 2 yellow cards (K. Akpoguma and K. Vogt). On the opposite side, Hertha BSC received 1 yellow card (S. Ascacibar).
Also, Hertha BSC didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after D. Boyata (Hertha BSC) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (76′).
After this contest, TSG Hoffenheim will have 14 points like RB Leipzig to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Hertha BSC will stay with 12 points to stay in the 11th place.
Jacob Bruun Larsen
Hertha BSC will play away with Borussia Dortmund on the 14th of May with a 14-6 head to head in favor of Borussia Dortmund (8 draws).
TSG Hoffenheim: Formation and Lineups
TSG Hoffenheim started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Sebastian Hoeneß chose to play with the following team: Oliver Baumann , Stefan Posch , Florian Grillitsch , Kevin Vogt , Kevin Akpoguma , Angelo Stiller , Dennis Geiger , Robert Skov , Sebastian Rudy , Ihlas Bebou and Andrej Kramarić .
TSG Hoffenheim made 5 changes: I. Bebou for G. Rutter (66′), S. Rudy for D. Samassekou (66′), A. Stiller for C. Baumgartner (77′), A. Kramaric for J. Bruun Larsen (85′) and D. Geiger for C. Richards (85′).
Top player: Florian Grillitsch
Probably the most impressive player in TSG Hoffenheim was Florian Grillitsch even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 82 passes (93% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 9.
Hertha BSC: Formation and Lineups
Hertha BSC started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Pál Dárdai played with: Alexander Schwolow , Deyovaisio Zeefuik , Dedryck Boyata , Niklas Stark , Peter Pekarík , Santiago Ascacibar , Suat Serdar , Marco Richter , Vladimír Darida , Maximilian Mittelstädt and Krzysztof Piątek .
Hertha BSC made 5 changes: V. Darida for M. Maolida (46′), D. Zeefuik for S. Jovetic (46′), K. Piatek for I. Belfodil (61′), M. Richter for J. Ekkelenkamp (69′) and M. Maolida for L. Tousart (77′).
Top player: Niklas Stark
The player who no doubt impressed Hertha BSC the most was Niklas Stark.
His rating iswith 62 passes (91% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4.