TSG Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin: Live Stream, TV Updates, and How to Watch Bundesliga 2020 (0-3)
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Not Hoffenheim's day

It's back to the drawing board for Hoffenheim as the hosts had no answers for Hertha's rampant second half performance, as their dreaded home form goes on.

Perfect start for Labbadia

It's the start new Hertha manager, Bruno Labbadia would have been dreaming of throughout lock down, as his side pick up a vital three points to pull them away from the Bundesliga drop zone!

FULL TIME: HOFFENHEIM 0-3 HERTHA BERLIN

That is that in Sinsheim! It's a restart to remember for Hertha as three second half goals give them all three points!

CHANCE!

92' It's so nearly four as Arne Maier sees his effort crash against the post!

HOFFENHEIM and HERTHA BERLIN SUBSTITUTE

90' Five minutes added on...

HERTHA BERLIN SUBSTITUTE

87' Change for Hertha as Per Skjelbred is replaced by Santiago Ascacibar

YELLOW CARD - Dennis Geiger

83' Dennis Geiger becomes the fifth man to be booked by the referee.

HERTHA BERLIN SUBSTITUTES

80' Triple change for the away side as Matheus Cunha, Vedad Ibisevic and Dodi Lukebakio are replaced by Arne Maier, Krzystof Piatek and Jessic Ngankam

CHANCE!

78' The hosts come close to an equaliser as a first time effort from Geiger falls just wide of the near post!

GOAL! HOFFENHEIM 0-(3) HERTHA BERLIN

74' WHAT A GOAL! A piece of individual brilliance from Matheus Cunha sees him superbly beat his man and slot home from the narrow angle to put his side three up!

 

That beauty was worth the two month wait for football alone!

CHANCE!

70' The hosts come close to pulling one back as the ball falls for Dennis Geiger six yards from goal, however his effort is well blocked!

HOFFENHEIM SUBSTITUTE

65' A double change for Hoffenheim as Steven Zuber and Sebastian Rudy are replaced by Jacob Bruun Larsen and Dennis Geiger. 

A reminder that Bundesliga teams can now make FIVE substitutions 

CHANCE!

63' Chance for Hertha! The balls falls to Mittelstadt on the left, whose low effort is well saved by Baumann! 

63' What a few minutes for Hertha! It's a long way back for the hosts now...

GOAL! Hoffenheim 0-(1) Hertha Berlin

60' GOAL! WE HAVE ANOTHER! A superb cross from the left is met by Vedad Ibisevic who heads home to double his side's lead! 

GOAL! HOFFENHEIM 0-(1) Hertha Berlin

58' GOAL! We have the opener! Peter Pekarik hits an effort from the edge of the box which deflects off Kevin Akpoguma and past his own keeper to give the away team the lead!

CHANCE!

54' Chance at the other end! Ibisevic turns well on the edge of the box and has an effort well tipped round the post by Jarstein! The following corner comes to nothing.

CHANCE!

53' WHAT A CHANCE FOR THE HOSTS! Beier the substitute is played through one-on-one but somehow puts his effort wide!

YELLOW CARD -

47' No social distancing in this one as Christoph Baumgartner becomes the fourth man to pick up a booking.

SECOND HALF

46' We are back under way for the second half!

HOFFENHEIM SUBSTITUTE

Change for the hosts at the break as Ihlas Bebou is replaced by 17-year-old Maximillian Beier

HALF TIME: Hoffenheim 0-0 Hertha Berlin

It's all-square in Sinsheim at the break!

CHANCE!

46' Good chance for the visitors as Cunha plays in Mittelstadt however his effort from the edge of the box is well saved by Baumann

45' Two minutes added on.

CHANCE!

41' Huge chance for the visitors! Ibisevic pulls the ball back for Cunha, however his effort from close range is superbly saved by Baumann!

40' The following free-kick is crossed onto the head of Posh, however the Hoffenheim man heads over

YELLOW CARD - Marko Grujic

40' Marko Grujic is booked for a late challenge on Posch.

35' Hertha just starting to take control in this one, but still no break through with then minutes left in the first 45.

CHANCE!

29' Boyata is the next man in the book, after bringing down Zuber.

26' Robert Skov does well down the right, but his low cross is well cut out by Jarstein.

CHANCE!

24' Now a chance at the other end! The ball brakes for Bebou at the other end but his effort from 10 yards is deflected over. The following corner comes to nothing, it seems the lockdown rust is slowly starting to be shaken off from both sides!

CHANCE!

23' Matheus Cunha finds space 20 yards from goal, however his tenacious effort falls just over!

21' Chance for Hertha as Vedad Ibisevic as he meets across from the left, however he can't direct his header on goal and it's well cleared!

20' The already booked Peter Pekarik is penalised for a push on Stefan Posch, but fortunately for him escapes his marching orders.

 

17' Break in play as Jordan Torunarigha is down receiving treatment, but he seems to be OK and play is set to continue.

YELLOW CARD - Peter Pekarik

10' First bit of action as Peter Pakarik finds his way into the referee's book after a late challenge

KICK OFF

1' Hertha get the ball rolling and football is officially back!

The stadium is empty, the face masks are being worn by each bench but football is back! Here come the teams...

Hertha Berlin Starting XI

Jarstein, Pekarik, Skjelbred, Grujic, Mittelstadt, Ibisevic, Boyata, Plattenhardt, Torunarigha, Cunha, Lukebakio.

 

Subs: Kraft, Stark, Piatek, Klunter, Dilrosun, Ascacibar, Maier, Ngankam, Samardzic

TSG Hoffenheim Starting XI

Baumann, Kaderabek, Bebou, Grillitsch, Baumgartner, Rudy, Zuber, Hubner, Akpoguma, Skov, Posch

 

Subs: Pentke, Bicakcic, Larsen, Geiger, Ribeiro, Bogarde, Beier, Ekene, Elmkies

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‘Playing games without supporters will be unusual’

Speaking to herthabsc.de, Hertha defender Niklas Stark spoke about returning to football amidst the COVID-19 pandemic


"It's a huge opportunity that ourselves and the Bundesliga have been given here, and we've had a lot of luck. Along with that, of course, comes the expectation and responsibility that we will have to take very seriously.


"Now we have the chance to get back playing again and with that, the chance to emerge from this horrid situation. We all know it's going to be a little strange, but we have to deal with it and get back to playing our game.


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"Of course I'm incredibly excited but I'm also a little cautious about the unknown. Playing games without supporters will be unusual, even if we have been training in the Olympiastadion.


"Normally, we would thrive off the atmosphere, the fans would push us and often move us to victory. Now that's not a possibility."

‘We’ve trained well - Schreuder

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Hoffenheim's head coach gave an update on how the team have adjusted to football's return:


"We've trained well and were even able to resume team training a week ago. I also believe that we're physically and mentally fit.


"Towards the start of the corona crisis it was slightly more difficult, but by now we've gotten used to it. We're ready and in a good condition."

How to watch TSG Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin Live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV: BT Sport 3

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Hertha Berlin Preditcted XI

Baumann; Zuber, Hubner, Akpoguma, Kaderabek; Grillitsch, Geiger, Rudy; Baumgartner, Bebou, Skov

TSG Hoffenheim Predicted XI

Baumann; Zuber, Hubner, Akpoguma, Kaderabek; Grillitsch, Geiger, Rudy; Baumgartner, Bebou, Skov

Hertha Berlin Team News

For the Berliners, Karim Rekik will be absent on Saturday through injury.


Vladimir Darida will miss the match as he picked up a red-card in his previous game.


After breaking social distancing restrictions, Salomon Kalou will also miss the game, suspended by the club.

TSG Hoffenheim Team News

Hoffenheim manager Alfred Scheurer confirmed on Thursday that Andrej Kramarić, Ishak Belfodil and Sargis Adamyan will be absent for Saturday's game through injury.

Mid-table clash inHoffenheim

Saturday's match between TSG Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin if a mid-table Bundesliga clash.

 

The home side are currently ninth in the league but are in a much better place than Hertha, only two-points behind a spot that would see them enter the Europa League in the qualifying stage.

 

Hertha, however, sit thirteenth. They are six-points off of the relegation places on 28 points and have only won once in their past six games.

 

Kick-off time

TSG Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin will be played at the Rhein-Neckur-Arena, in Hoffenheim, Germany. The kick-off is scheduled for 14:30 BST.
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