Heavy defeat in Bochum
TSG's long winless streak had seen them drop down to 14th place prior to kick-off, and they went into the game with a three-point lead over 16th-placed VfL Bochum.
Head coach André Breitenreiter made four changes to the starting XI that lost 3-1 to RB Leipzig in midweek. Thomas Delaney, Dennis Geiger, Tom Bischof and Kasper Dolberg replaced Kevin Akpoguma, Umut Tohumcu, Andrej Kramarić and Munas Dabbur.
Moment of the match:
The goal for 4-1: there was renewed hope after Christoph Baumgartner made it 3-1 in the 47th minute, but once it went to 4-1 via Erhan Masovic in the 69th minute the game was up.
Number of the game: 7
TSG Hoffenheim conceded at least two goals for the seventh game in succession. That has never happened before in the Kraichgau club's Bundesliga history.
TSG Hoffenheim will welcome Bayer 04 Leverkusen to the PreZero Arena at 15:30 CET on Saturday. It will be another opportunity to bring the winless run to an end.
VfL Bochum: Riemann – Janko, Ordets, Masovic, Soares – Losilla, Stöger (Osterhage, 87) – Asano (Zoller, 84), Förster (Schlotterbeck, 74), Antwi-Adjei (Osei-Tutu, 84) – Hofmann (Broschinski, 74)
TSG Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kabak (Bičakčić, 46), Brooks, Nsoki – Baumgartner, Delaney (Stiller, 79), Geiger (Rudy, 46), Angeliño – Bischof (Kramarić, 46) – Bebou (Dabbur, 46), Dolberg
Goals: 1-0 Hofmann (22), 2-0 Förster (30), 3-0 Asano (40), 3-1 Baumgartner (49), 4-1 Masovic (69), 4-2 Dabbur (77), 5-2 Broschinski (83)
Misunderstanding almost punished
Big chance for Bochum! Brooks underhits a header back to Baumann and Antwi-Adjei suddenly finds himself clean through on the goalkeeper. But Baumann makes himself big and saves the shot.
Huge slice of luck for Hoffe
That should’ve really been the opener for Bochum. Masovic is completely unmarked at the back post following a corner but can only handle the ball.
Bochum take the lead
It has unfortunately been coming. Antwi-Adjei receives the ball down the left flank and cuts into the box. He then squares to Hofmann, who is left with a tap-in.
Antwi-Adjei gets the better of Angelino down the right and crosses into the middle. Masovic pulls the trigger, but Baumann claws the ball over the bar.
Bochum double advantage
TSG simply cannot get to grips with Antwi-Adjei. The winger carries the ball forward again and once he gets in behind he picks out Philipp Förster, who shoots low into the bottom left corner.
3-0 to Bochum
Antwi-Adjei passes the ball to Asano on the halfway line, who cuts through the TSG defence and beats Baumann in a one-on-one.
Baumi pulls a goal back
Angelino plays a ball from the right flank to Baumgartner, who gets the better of Soares and shoots low into the bottom right corner.
Masovic heads home from a Stöger corner but pulls Delaney to the ground in the process. But the complaints fall on deaf ears and referee Dankert awards the goal.
Dabbur reduces the arrears
Dolberg chips it nicely to Kramaric, who cannot beat Riemann from close range. The loose ball falls to Dabbur, who taps home.
The decisive goal. Losilla threads it through to Broschinski, who keeps his cool in front of Baumann and slots home.