Line-up and tactics:
Julian Nagelsmann made five changes to the team that lost to FC Bayern München last week for today’s match against Hertha BSC – Kerem Demirbay, Nico Schulz, Kevin Akpoguma, Andrej Kramaric and Adam Szalai all starting the match at Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Oliver Baumann, captain Kevin Vogt, Florian Grillitsch, Benjamin Hübner, Serge Gnabry and Dennis Geiger made up the rest of the starting XI.
As always, Baumann’s goal was protected by a back three made up of Hübner, Vogt and Akpoguma. Schulz and Gnabry flanked on the wings, while Grillitsch, Geiger and Demirbay formed the midfield trio. Kramaric and Szalai led the front line.
Moment of the Match:
Andrej Kramaric's converted penalty and subsequent celebration. The Croation strike scored his last goal back on matchday two, but stepped up to take responsibility from the penalty spot in Berlin. There's no doubt that the feeling of relief and elation will have been felt both in the stadium and back home in Kraichgau.
Number of the Match: 17
TSG had 17 shots at the Berlin goal. Julian Nagelsmann and his team were clearly determined to bring all three points home, but unfortunately it wasn't to be and the team were not rewarded for their efforts. The hosts had just six efforts on Oliver Baumann's goal.