Five goals in friendly against Zuzenhausen.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim used the international break for a friendly match against neighbours FC Zuzenhausen. The remaining players from the first team who were not on international dutyjoined up with the under 19s. Hoffenheim won the match 5-0 in front of 550 spectators.


FC Zuzenhausen: Sinan Bal (TW) - Michael Mohr, Marcel Groß, Oliver Mahrt (C), Jan Gehrig - Fabio Schmidt, Ben-Richard Prommer, Nico Lang, Timo Hauck - Marcus Schneider, Daniel Unruh

1899 Hoffenheim: Daniel Haas (TW) - Andreas Beck (C) (Patrick Schorr, 46), Marvin Compper, Paul Ehmann (Dominik Kaiser46), Andreas Ibertsberger - Daniel Williams, Roberto Firmino, Kenan Karaman (Felix Müller, 46) - Sven Schipplock (Maurice Hirsch 60), Ryan Babel, Ahmed Sassi


1-0 Karaman (40)

2-0 Schipplock (43)

3-0 Babel (45)

4-0 Firmino (54)

5-0 Müller (88)

Match Report

3 min: Schipplock goes through and scores, but the referee blows for offside.

6 min: First chance for the home team. Timo Hauck shoots, but misses he target.

14 min: Super pass from Schipplock into the path of Sassi, whose Ball into the middle is cleared by the defence.

23 min: Babel bursts through the middle but shoots straight at the keeper.

30 min: One-two between Babel and Schipplock, the latter shooting but not able to beat the keeper.

35 min: Lovely attack by Hoffenheim, but the referee blows for a foul by Karaman.

37 min: Again Ryan Babel threatens the goal, this time from a free-kick, but he shoots over.

40 min: Goal for Hoffenheim! Firmino sends a free-kick into the box, where Karaman climbs highest to plant a header past the keeper and put his team into the lead.

43 min: Goal for Hoffenheim! Babel cleverly plays in Firmino. He slides a pass to Schipplock who has plenty of time to make it 2-0.

45 min: Goal for Hoffenheim! New recruit Williams plays a ball over the top to Babel, who outmuscles the defence and makes it 3.

54 min: Goal for Hoffenheim! Babel works a one-two with Williams and finds himself on-on-one with the goalkeeper He is forced wide but his pass finds Firmino who has an easy finish.

57 min: Another free-kick for Hoffenheim. Babel goes for goal again but shoots a yard over.

61 min: This time a chance for Zuzenhausen. Rene Redlich sends over a telling cross which misses everyone and rolls out of play for a goal-kick.

75 min: Babel is fouled in the penalty area and the referee points to the spot. He takes the responsibility himself and fires towards the left-hand corner. But the goalkeeper pulls off an incredible save to keep the score at 0-4.

88 min.: Goal for Hoffenheim! Babel again shows a trick or two in midfield and slides substitute Müller in on goal. He slots a neat finish past the onrushing keeper to give Hoffenheim a 5-0 victory.

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