TSG went into the match in 14th place in the table, with 19 points. One place above them were FC Augsburg, who had amassed 21 points from their first 20 games of the season.
Pellegrino Matarazzo made four changes to the starting XI that he had named for his first match as TSG head coach against Bayer 04 Leverkusen (3-1 loss). The suspended Dennis Geiger (five bookings) was replaced by Umut Tohumcu, while the fit-again Pavel Kadeřábek and Kevin Vogt came in for Stanley Nsoki and Kevin Akpoguma. Kasper Dolberg also led the line in place of Andrej Kramarić.
Number of the game: 4
For the first time, TSG have started the second half of a Bundesliga season with four consecutive defeats.
Moment of the match:
Asllani did well to cut the ball back to Kramarić from the byline in the 82nd minute, but TSG's record goalscorer failed to beat FCA goalkeeper Gikiewicz. That would've likely been the golden goal for Hoffenheim. Augsburg scored shortly afterwards.
TSG Hoffenheim will host Borussia Dortmund at the PreZero Arena on Matchday 22. Kick-off on Saturday (25 February) is at 15:30 CET.
FC Augsburg: Gikiewicz – Gumny, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai, Renato Veiga (Baumgartlinger, 86) – Engels, Rexhbecaj (Jensen, 76) – Maier, Demirovic (Beljo, 76) – Yeboah (Iago, 76), Berisha (Bauer, 90+5)
TSG Hoffenheim: Baumann – Ozan Kabak, Vogt (Bičakčić, 53), Brooks – Kadeřábek (Akpoguma, 78), Delaney, Angeliño – Baumgartner (Bischof, 63), Tohumcu – Bebou (Kramarić, 63), Dolberg (Asllani, 46)
Goals: 0-1 Jensen (88)
Demirovic targets the top left corner from the edge of the penalty area, but Vogt gets himself in the line of fire and heads clear.
Big chance for Hoffe
The biggest chance of the game so far! Akpoguma plays an outstanding ball to Asllani, who executes a clever cutback. Kramaric shoots first-time but Gikiewicz gets down to the corner in question and gathers the ball at the second attempt.
Augsburg take the lead
The corner from Engels is flicked on by Gouweleeuw towards Jensen, who taps home at the back post.