Game of the Year V –
Goals galore in the capital

2014 is coming to an end. has trawled through the archives and picked out five special matches from the last twelve months. It's up to you to make the difficult decision of selecting the Game of the Year. Voting is open from 1st to 3rd January right here on Up until then, we'll introduce a match per day.

Match statistics

Hertha BSC 0-5 TSG Hoffenheim

Shots: 8 - 15
Distance covered: 108.68 km – 114.70 km
Tackle-success rate: 44% - 58%
Pass accuracy: 69% - 71%
Fouls: 17 - 17


23rd minute: That's the opener! Brooks turns the ball into his net from close range. It was Volland who drove down the left flank and delivered a teasing cross into the middle. Brooks tries to clear it but it's in before he knows it. 1-0 in Berlin.

25th minute: Penalty to Hoffenheim. Brooks is having his own personal nightmare, bringing Schipplock to the deck inside the box. Salihovic is always a good bet from 12 yards and he confidently despatches the penalty down the middle. 2-0 and a dream start for TSG.

35th minute: Polanski wins the ball in midfield and it looks like he's trying to clear it away quickly, but it's actually a ruddy good shot from the Pole. His effort from around 30 yards isn't far away at all.

38th minute: Another penalty for TSG. Andreas Beck goes down in the area and Sippel blows his whistle. It's generous to say the least. “Sali” isn't worried about that though and slams the ball into the back of the net once again. 3-0 and Hoffenheim are already out of sight.

74th minute: Luhukay makes some attacking changes and TSG make the most of the space. A Hertha corner comes to nothing and Hoffenheim counterattack in style, ending with Schipplock knocking the ball into a virtually empty net. His first Bundesliga goal of the season – nice one!

84th minute: Firmino pressures Niemeyer inside the Hertha box and the defender makes a meal of it and is easily shaken off the ball by the Brazilian. Rudy is left with the simple task of tapping it in at the far post. That's 5-0, a sensational win and a brilliant way to end the year; it's TSG's biggest ever win in the Bundesliga.

Quote of the day

We're of course very happy with the result. It was a great way to sign off for the winter break and we truly deserved the victory. I don't think Hertha had any real chances. We kept on the front foot throughout the 90 minutes despite taking an early lead. It wasn't pretty but it was always fair and Hertha struggled to deal with that. That's why we're travelling back home with a win. (Kevin Volland)

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