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ERRAS WITHIN INCHES!
A crucial block from Bicakcic denies Erras in the final minutes of the game... His shot on his left foot inside the box was heading for the bottom corner, if not for the crucial touch from the Hoffenheim defender.
TIME RUNNING OUT FOR NUREMBERG
We're quickly approaching added on time and the away side are pushing on to get a late equaliser. We'll have 3 minutes of added time to end the game.
KRAMARIC ALMOST TURNS PROVIDER
The Croatian dinks a cross into the box which is almost head into the net by Szalai, but a deflection sees it sail high over the crossbar for a corner.
WHAT A GOAL!
Belfodil crosses low into the box and it falls to Kramaric in front of goal. But with his back facing the Nuremberg net he has to get inventive and does so with an ingenious backheel flick which deceives Mathenia and takes Hoffenheim back into the lead.
GOAL!2 : 1
KUBO WITH A FLICK
Lovely innovation from the Nuremberg man as he flicks Behrens' low cross to the near post towards goal, but it didn't have enough power behind it to trouble Baumann in the Hoffenheim goal.
CHANGE OF TACT FOR NAGELSMANN
A defender off and a striker on, and Hoffenheim are going for the win. Leaving two central defenders at the back the home side are now in full attack mode, but will it do the job, or can Nuremberg hold on?
Nuremberg will be delighted and so they should after a far more positive start to the second half. It was their first shot on target of the half, but they had enjoyed a host of possession in Hoffenheim's half and were looking likely to produce further openings. Now, though, it certainly looks as if this game will be in Hoffenheim's control with the ball.
Behrens gets his fourth goal of the season with a left-footed finish that Baumann will be very disappointed with, as the ball creeps through his hands and rolls slowly over the line before Nuremberg celebrate.
GOAL!1 : 1
TIMOTHY TILLMAN COMING ON!
The American is coming on to make his professional debut for Nuremberg from the bench. Replacing Valentini here.
Will we see a change to how the game is going? Ishak has a shot inside the first 30 seconds of the half, which might suggest so...
HOFFENHEIM WELL ON TOP
The home side will be pleased to be leading, but disappointed by the margin of it. Not many clear-cut chances were created, but Pavel Kaderabek certainly should have doubled the lead following Andrej Kramaric's penalty. An advantage in possession of 62 per cent for Hoffenheim shows their dominance, as well as 10 shots on goal compared to Nuremberg's three.
KADERABEK GOES SO CLOSE!
He HAS to score here as Hoffenheim produce some beautiful football to open up a chance. Belfodil holds up the ball on the edge of the Nuremberg box before finding Kramaric, who sends Schulz away down the left flank. His low cross to the back post is perfect, but his colleague on the opposite side can't convert the chance as he slides in to meet the ball.
BAUER IMMEDIATELY INVOLVED
Sebastian Kerk takes a knock to the head and is replaced by Robert Bauer, who then gets involved in the attack as he runs onto a loose ball in the box following a long pass. But he concedes a foul just as he is preparing to shoot at goal. Baumann is still untested in the home side's net.
BELFODIL HITS THE POST!
Kaderabek makes an outstanding interception and in-turn sends Belfodil away on goal. He battles off the challenge of a defender before sliding the ball towards goal, but Mathenia's slight touch sends the ball rolling towards the post, and he gathers it again once the ball rebounds back out.
KRAMARIC SLOTS IT HOME!
No mistakes from Kramaric, who scores to give the home side the lead. His 11th goal of the season!
GOAL!1 : 0
This time Hoffenheim are awarded a penalty for handball against Erras.
KRAMARIC MAKES MATHENIA WORK
A lovely move from the home side saw Amiri send Kramaric away on the left wing, and the Croatian cut inside to shoot at goal. But he only stung the hands of Mathenia as Hoffenheim continue to control the ball here.
HOFFENHEIM DOMINANT SO FAR
Double the amount of passes completed by Hoffenheim compared to their visitors so far in what has been a dominant opening period. Christian Mathenia hasn't had a save to make, though, but this pressure is persistent from the home side.
BELFODIL GOES CLOSE!
The striker will be disappointed with that one as he was in the perfect place to meet Kaderabek's cross into the box, but mistimed his header on goal and sent his effort well wide.
HOFFENHEIM PENALTY CALLED OFF!
Andrej Kramaric is brought down by Ewerton and the penalty is awarded, but after a check with VAR the ruling is overturned after it showed that Kramaric was not fouled.
A SCARE FOR MÜHL
The Nuremberg defender Lukas Mühl pulled up in his warm-up, but has shaken off the knock picked up and does still start for the away side.
KRAMARIC VS. NUREMBERG
The Croatian striker has scored 10 times this season for Hoffenheim, while the starting eleven for Nuremberg today have scored nine combined this season.
Full-back pair Pavel Kaderabek and Nico Schulz are celebrating a couple of milestones, with Kaderbaek taking part in his 100th Bundesliga game and Schulz his 50th.
Mathenia - Valentini, Mühl, Ewerton, Leibold - Kubo, Löwen, Erras, Behrens (c), Kerk - Ishak Subs: Bredlow, Bauer, Knöll, Jäger, Palacios, Fuchs, Tillman
Baumann - Bicakcic, Vogt (c), Posch - Kaderabek, Amiri, Grillitsch, Schulz - Kramaric - Belfodil, Joelinton Subs: Stolz, Brenet, Bittencourt, Hübner, Otto, Szalai, Baumgartner
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