TSG win thanks to Beier brace

Finally a home victory again: TSG Hoffenheim won 2-1 (2-0) against SV Werder Bremen on Sunday evening. Maximilian Beier bagged a brace in the first half (8, 44). But with TSG missing out on the decisive goal after the interval, things got exciting once again after Bülter had been sent off for two bookable offences (73) and Skelly Alvero (90+2) had pulled a goal back. In the end, however, TSG saw the important win over the line.


Head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo made two changes to his starting line-up compared to a 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund. Marius Bülter and Wout Weghorst replaced Robert Skov and Andrej Kramarić.

The scenario

TSG went into the match in seventh place in the table with 30 points. SV Werder Bremen were a place behind but level on points.

Moment of the match

TSG Hoffenheim scored a goal from a corner-kick for the first time this season. Maximilian Beier converted Anton Stach's cross with a brilliant first-time shot in the eighth minute.

Number of the game: 12

The two goals against SV Werder Bremen were already goals 11 and 12 of the season for Maximilian Beier. That makes the striker TSG's top goalscorer.

Bad news of the evening

Dennis Geiger had to leave the pitch with another injury around 20 minutes after coming on as a substitute. The midfielder was shaken, but was loudly cheered by the fans. Get well soon, Dennis!


TSG Hoffenheim will be away to Eintracht Frankfurt next week. Kick-off is again at 17:30 CET on Sunday.



TSG Hoffenheim: Baumann – Ozan Kabak, Grillitsch, Brooks – Kadeřábek, Stach, Tohumcu (Geiger, 65/Becker, 87), Bülter – Bebou, Beier (Nsoki, 77) – Weghorst

SV Werder Bremen: Zetterer – Malatini, Groß (Bittencourt, 86), Jung – Weiser, Lynen, Agu (Deman, 64) – Schmid, Stage (Alvero, 72) – Ducksch (Njinmah, 64), Woltemade (Kownacki, 72)

Goals: 1-0 Beier (8), 2-0 Beier (44), 2-1 Alvero (90+2)

Red card: Bülter (73)

Match highlights

6. Min.

Beier narrowly wide

The first big chance of the match: Tohumcu plays it nicely in to Beier, who deals with the high ball well and touches it past Zetterer but unfortunately wide of the goal too.

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8. Min.

Beier opens the scoring

TSG score a goal from a corner-kick: Stach delivers the ball from the right, Beier asserts himself in the middle and volleys into the bottom left corner!

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15. Min.

Bebou misses chance for 2-0

A threat is posed once again. Beier is played in down the left flank and uses his speed. The goalscorer plays the ball sharply into the middle, where Bebou makes the right run but then does not make the right contact on the shot. More was possible there.

22. Min.

Agu over

The biggest chance for Bremen: nobody has Agu covered at the back post following a corner from the right. Fortunately, the full-back fires over the target from close range.

24. Min.

Ducksch fails to restore parity

Bremen are growing stronger: another dangerous cross comes in from the right flank. Ducksch gets to the ball at the back post with the tips of his toes but fires narrowly wide. Deep breath!

26. Min.

Baumann saves strongly from Ducksch

An equaliser is on the cards: TSG cannot clear the ball away. Schmid heads the ball into the middle again, but Ducksch's header fails to get the better of Baumann, who makes a strong save with his feet.

39. Min.

TSG get lucky

That was close. The ball somehow finds its way through to Ducksch, who doesn't hesitate and shoots from 16 metres; his attempt flies off the post and onto the back of Baumann before Kadeřábek gets it clear.

44. Min.

Beier bags brace

A textbook counter-attack: Grillitsch plays a sensational ball into the path of Bebou, who turns on the afterburners once again and then crosses into the middle from the right. His low cross perfectly finds Beier at the back post, who slots home for the second time.

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52. Min.

Agu close to pulling goal back

TSG allow the ball to be taken from them on the halfway line and are then hit on the counter. Agu is clean through on Baumann but fires over like in the first half. Lucky.

58. Min.

Beier misses third goal

That was the chance for the third goal: Bebou breaks through down the right again and again finds Beier in the middle, but he is denied by Zetterer. Pity!

60. Min.

Zetterer again

And another opportunity straightaway: Beier finds Grillitsch, but he cannot find the net from a centre-left position and is thwarted by Zetterer.

90 + 2. Min.

A goal back

TSG fail to get the ball clear down the left flank. Weiser passes into the middle, where Alvero is in the right position and nets from close range.

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