Hoffenheim run riot against Leipzig again

TSG Hoffenheim won 5-2 on matchday 31 away at RB Leipzig. Mark Uth, Serge Gnabry and Pavel Kaderabek put TSG 3-0 up in the first half. Naby Keita pulled one back for the hosts before Uth and Lukas Rupp extended the lead. Dayot Upamecano scored a late consolation for Leipzig but the result means TSG move up to fifth place.

Team and tactics:

Julian Nagelsmann entrusted the following XI in the crunch game in Leipzig: Oliver Baumann, Pavel Kaderabek, Florian Grillitsch, Nico Schulz, Nadiem Amiri, Mark Uth, Benjamin Hübner, Kevin Vogt, Kevin Akpoguma, Andrej Kramaric and Serge Gnabry. Therefore, there were two changes to the line-up with Akpoguma and Uth returning for Nordtveit and Szalai. On the bench alongside the pair: Lukas Rupp, Gregor Kobel, Eugen Polanski, Kerem Demirbay and Steven Zuber.

On the pitch, the team lined up with a back three of Vogt, Hübner and Akpoguma in front of Baumann in goal. Schulz and Kaderabek provided width as wing-backs. Grillitsch played in defensive midfield. Amiri and Kramaric played alongside him in midfield with Gnabry and Uth in attack.

Julian Nagelsmann made a change at the break with Hoffe three goals to the good. Havard Nordtveit came into defence for Hübner. Nine minutes later, Lukas Rupp came on for Serge Gnabry. The final change came in the 54th minute as Florian Grillitsch was replaced by Kerem Demirbay.

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The scene of the match: 59th & 60th minute

Naby Keita made the game 3-1 and the whole stadium wondered if 10 man Leipzig could pull off the impossible. How did TSG respond? They went down the other end and immediately scored. 4-1 thank to Uth. There was only 46 seconds between the two goals.

The number of the match: 77 & 1

In his 77th match for TSG, Czech Republic international Pavel Kaderabek finally got on the scoresheet.

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