Kramarić rescues point against Stuttgart

TSG Hoffenheim rescued a last-minute 2-2 (1-1) draw against VfB Stuttgart. Andrej Kramarić fired TSG ahead on 11 minutes, only for Serhou Guirassy to level on the stroke of half-time (45+5). Stuttgart grew stronger in the second half and Wataru Endo completed the turnaround for the visitors (77), who had a player sent off. In the closing stages, coach André Breitenreiter's team initially toiled in vain before Kramarić popped up again with a stunning strike to salvage a point (90+4).

The scenario:

TSG went into the match in 13th position and on 18 points, with 16th-placed Stuttgart three points behind.

The line-up:

André Breitenreiter made four changes to the starting XI that suffered defeat away to Union Berlin last time out (3-1). Pavel Kadeřábek started in place of Kevin Akpoguma (bench), Kevin Vogt replaced Ozan Kabak (suspended), Sebastian Rudy came in for Dennis Geiger (injured) and Andrej Kramarić began instead of Tom Bischof (bench).

Number of the game: 5

The two strikes from Andrej Kramarić were his fourth and fifth goals of the Bundesliga season. That puts him top of the TSG scoring charts.

Moment of the match:

The 2-2: TSG's efforts appeared to be in vain and all the signs pointed to a defeat, but Andrej Kramarić had something to say about that. He cut into the box from the right in the fourth minute of stoppage time and curled the ball left-footed into the top corner. The stunning strike salvaged TSG a point.   

Emotional farewell:

It got emotional at the PreZero Arena approximately 15 minutes before kick-off. Benjamin Hübner, who was forced to hang up his boots over the winter break, came onto the pitch and the fans bade him a vocal farewell.


The next Bundesliga home game takes place on Saturday. TSG will host Borussia Mönchengladbach in the opening round of the second half-season at 15:30 CET.



TSG Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kadeřábek, Vogt (Dabbur, 46), Nsoki – Skov (Akpoguma, 28), Rudy (Bischof, 82), Stiller (Damar, 76), Angeliño – Baumgartner – Bebou (Dolberg, 82), Kramarić

VfB Stuttgart: Müller – Anton, Mavropanos, Ito, Nartey – Karazor – Endo, Ahamada – Silas (Perea, 58), Tiago Tomas (Führich, 34) – Guirassy (Vagnoman, 85)

Goals: 1-0 Kramaric (11), 1-1 Guirassy (45+5), 1-2 Endo (77), 2-2 Kramarić (90+4)

Red cards: Ahamada (78)

Match highlights

11. Min.

Kramarić opens scoring

A super goal by TSG! Stiller plays it out to the left and Angeliño crosses first-time into the danger zone for Andrej Kramarić to open the scoring with an artistic volley.

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44. Min.

Double chance for Stuttgart

The TSG goal comes under threat for the first time. Baumann parries Silas’ effort back into the danger zone, then Guirassy fails to steer home Ahamada’s poorly placed shot from close range.

45 + 5. Min.

Guirassy equalises at 1-1

TSG lose the ball while on the attack. After turning over possession, Ahamada immediately threads it through to Guirassy who keeps ice-cool in front of Baumann and scores.

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51. Min.

Baumgartner just misses

A spell of pressure from TSG! Rudy plays it out to Kaderabek, whose cross is missed by Baumgartner by a matter of centimetres.

68. Min.

Perea goes close

Führich enters the penalty area from the left and crosses powerfully across the face of goal. Perea slides in but just misses the ball.

77. Min.

Stuttgart take the lead

TSG lose possession and are hit on the counter. Ahamada cuts the ball back from the right towards Endo, who curls unstoppably past Baumann and into the corner from the edge of the box.

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79. Min.

Ahamada dismissed

After the goal, Ahamada is booked for running up to the fence in front of the away fans. Having already been booked, he is sent off. 

80. Min.

Bebou fires over on the turn

The ball is crossed in and Bebou shoots on the turn from the edge of the six-yard box, but fires over the goal.

83. Min.

Huge opportunity to restore parity!

Stuttgart give away possession in their own box and Dabbur is suddenly clean through on Müller. But the goalkeeper averts the danger with an unbelievable reflex save.

90 + 5. Min.

Kramarić's second

SO IMPORTANT! Kramarić shifts the ball over to his left foot and curls outstandingly into the top corner.

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