Personnel and tactics:
Head coach Sebastian Hoeness made one change to his starting eleven from the 0-0 draw at Arminia Bielefeld, with Sargis Adamyan starting in place of Jacob Bruun Larsen. The back four remained unchanged, with Pavel Kadeřábek, Kevin Vogt, Chris Richards and David Raum operating in front of goalkeeper Oliver Baumann. Florian Grillitsch and Diadie Samassékou once again formed a duo in central midfield, with Christoph Baumgartner and Adamyan occupying the wings. Andrej Kramarić and Ihlas Bebou were looking to cause trouble up-front.
In the 70th minute, TSG made two changes, Georginio Rutter and Bruun Larsen replacing Bebou and Adamyan. With the score at 2-1, Hoeness brought Kevin Akpoguma on for Baumgartner to shore up the defence on 79 minutes. Dennis Geiger and Stefan Posch entered the match with five minutes to go, replacing Grillitsch and Vogt on 85 minutes.
Moment of the match:
The 2-1: Florian Grillitsch played a fantastic pass into the path of Pavel Kadeřábek, who looked up and found Christoph Baumgartner running into the box. The Austrian was in space and kept his cool to fire into the bottom-left corner of the net. The goal put TSG on their way to victory.
Number of the game: 3
Three different goalscorers gave TSG their first victory this season since Matchday 1. Andrej Kramarić, Christoph Baumgartner and Pavel Kadeřábek were the goalscorers for TSG.
TSG Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kadeřábek, Vogt, Richards, Raum – Samassékou, Grillitsch – Baumgartner (Akpoguma, 89), Adamyan (Bruun Larsen, 70) – Bebou (Rutter, 80), Kramarić
VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels – Mbabu, Brooks, Lacroix, Roussilon (Bornauw, 82) – Guilavogui, Arnold – Baku (Nmecha, 76), Philipp (Walddschmidt, 76), Lukebakio – Weghorst
Goals: 0-1 Baku (25), 1-1 Kramarić (45+2), 2-1 Baumgartner (73), 3-1 Kadeřábek (81)