Team selection and tactics:
Julian Nagelsmann chose the same eleven players in his starting XI as the XI that started in the 2-0 win over Augsburg. Oliver Baumann took his place in Hoffenheim’s goal in the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena. In front of him were Kevin Akpoguma, Kapitän Kevin Vogt and Benjamin Hübner as part of a back three, with Florian Grillitsch just in front. On the wings were Nico Schulz on the left and Pavel Kaderabek on the right, with Lukas Rupp and Dennis Geiger completing the midfield triangle, supporting Andrej Kramaric and Serge Gnabry up top.
Julian Nagelsmann was forced into making his first change in the 43rd minute as Dennis Geiger had to leave the field, with Eugen Polanski replacing him in midfield. Nagelsmann made his second change in the 66th minute with Andrej Kramaric making way for Mark Uth and twelve minutes before the end Julian Nagelsmann made his third and final change; Nadiem Amiri came on for Florian Grillitsch.
Move of the Match:
Serge Gnabry’s goal to make it 2-0. Possession, link-up play and finish; it had it all. The fluid move was rounded off by a wonderful finish by the Germany international. A great goal by a great player; he can always make the difference.
Number of the day: 33
The match against VfL Wolfsburg was Julian Nagelsmann’s 74th as Hoffenheim coach and it also signified his 33rd victory he has managed with the team. With the win, he has overtaken Ralf Rangnick, who managed 32 victories as Hoffenheim coach in 85 games. No TSG head coach has won more Bundesliga games than Nagelsmann.