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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Ihlas Bebou 34.31km/h
Marius Wolf 32.21km/h
Christoph Baumgartner 32.10km/h
MODESTE HEADS WIDE
It's been a nightmare cameo appearance for the former Hoffenheim man. He's on the end of Drexler's cross from the left and in front of goal, but he glances his header wide of goal from just a couple of yards out.
CHANCES TAKEN VS. CHANCES WASTED
8 off target
4 on target
7 off target
3 on target
JOB DONE FOR ANDREJ
The scorer of two of Hoffenheim's three comes off for Dabbur in the final minutes.
KRAMARIC SPOT ON!
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Incredible! Baumann dives to his right and Modeste fires it into the corner, but the Hoffenheim No.1 makes a fantastic save to tip the ball wide. That's two penalty saves in as many games for Baumann. WOW!
Now it's the away side who have a spot-kick, with Wolf brought down by Posch and John.
KRAMARIC'S SECOND FROM THE SPOT!
He put the first down the middle and Kramaric smashes this one to the left, giving Horn - who dived the other way - no chance. A brace for Kramaric and Hoffenheim have three goals and are heading for all three points.
GOAL!3 : 0
Baumgartner is brought down in the box by Modeste and Hoffenheim have a second penalty.
INTO THE FINAL 20...
Cologne are still well in this game, but they're struggling to create chances on goal. Just the one effort on target so far in this game. If they want to get back into this one before it's too late, they need to find a way to start testing Baumann in the Hoffenheim goal.
A last roll of the dice for Gisdol with 25 minutes to play, with Hector coming off for Rexhbecaj.
KRAMARIC ALMOST DOES IT ALL!
A lovely flick from Rudy sends Kramaric in behind the Cologne defence. He rounds Horn but is forced wide on his way and in the end can only hit the ball out of play on the byline.
The Spanish defender brings down John on a counter and is shown a yellow card.
COLOGNE NOT OUT OF THIS ONE
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Early switches again from Gisdol with Katterbach and Duda coming off and Jakobs and Modeste coming on.
KRAMARIC HAS A GO
A free-kick right on the edge of the Cologne box for the home side, which Kramaric steps up to take having won himself. He curls this one high and wide of goal though.
The Cologne midfielder brings down Baumgartner and is handed a booking.
A second yellow card for Hoffenheim as Posch brings down Hector from behind.
Cologne have come out of the blocks well in the second half, providing some good early pressure for the Hoffenheim defence to deal with. So far, so good for the home side, though.
The ball is rolling for the second half with no further changes at the break.
OFF THE POST!
Wolf rises highest to meet Duda's corner and flicks it on to the back post, but it hits the post itself, and bounces away from goal. That's as close as Cologne have come so far.
The Croat cuts past Skhiri on the edge of the Cologne box and then shoots back across goal on his left foot, but this one creeps just wide. A rare chance on goal for Kramaric, who scored from the penalty spot earlier on.
JOHN FIRES WIDE
A rash hit from the winger with little space to work with. Hoeneß applauds his side's efforts, who have been clinical with their chances so far to be two goals up.
LITTLE BETWEEN THEM ON THE BALL
The first Cologne corner is played short then swung in, and Thielmann goes for an acrobatic volley in front of goal. It's bouncing wide but Wolf is in front of goal to surely slot home the rebound. But Baumann is in his way and makes an incredible reflex save with his feet on his own goalline. Fantastic stuff from Baumann to hold onto his clean sheet for now.
30 minutes gone and Cologne have changed their system. Thielmann is on for Ehizibue while Mere replaces Cestic at the back.
Ehizibue and Baumgartner smash into each other in the air and both players are taking treatment.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Ihlas Bebou 32.21km/h
Jannes Horn 32.05km/h
Mijat Gacinovic 31.42km/h
A TOUCH OF CLASSH FROM BAUMGARTNER
What an incredible touch of skill from Baumgartner. A corner swings in from the right and is cleared to Gacinovic on the edge, who smashes a volley on target. It's bouncing towards goal and Baumgartner connects with the ball using a backheel flick, which sends the ball towards the other corner and beyond Horn. A beautiful touch of class from the Austrian.
GOAL!2 : 0
KRAMARIC NOT FAR OFF!
Hoffenheim break with Rudy through the middle. He only has Kramaric ahead of him, but finds him with a through ball which he reaches ahead of Cestic before his shot is tipped over for a corner.
CHANCES AT ONE END
2 off target
1 on target
0 off target
0 on target
Tidy play from Kramaric and Baumgartner almost gets Rudy an open shot on goal, but this one is blocked. Hoffenheim remaining in control but Cologne defending well when they need to.
THE PERFECT START
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The first caution of the game goes for Bebou with a late challenge on Wolf.
The home side are on top of the possession, but Cologne are looking to cause problems on the counter. It's an open game so far.
EASY AS YOU LIKE!
Kramaric strolls up and chips the ball down the middle with a panenka penalty, as Horn dives to his right as the ball floats down the middle. Kramaric opens the scoring to make it three goals in his last two games.
GOAL!1 : 0
A handball from Cestic in the Hoffenheim area after Bebou's shot and a penalty is given.
ON THE FRONT FOOT
The home side producing some tidy passing movement forward into the Cologne half, but no chances on either goal as of yet.
HERE WE GO!
The last game of the weekend is underway in Sinsheim with the home side getting us underway.
BILLY GOATS BACK?
Cologne ended a five-game goal and winless run when they beat Schalke 2-1 on Wednesday. The Billy Goats have failed to win any of their last nine meetings with Hoffenheim, losing each of the last five.
KING KRAMARIC TO STRIKE AGAIN?
After a run of three games without scoring, Kramaric hit his 10th goal of the season in the win over Hertha - only three of them have come at home, however. Including his two assists, Kramaric has been directly involved in 12 of Hoffenheim's 25 goals (48 per cent) in the Bundesliga this term.
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HOFFENHEIM TEAM NEWS
Hoeneß hailed Hoffenheim's defence after their 3-0 win at Hertha on Tuesday, saying "it must be the foundation" of his side as they look to catapult themselves towards the top-half of the table. That shutout of their midweek hosts was a second clean sheet in succession for TSG, guaranteed by Baumann's first-half save from Piatek's penalty. It was just reward for a Hoffenheim outfit that has been hard hit by injuries in recent weeks, but this weekend's hosts did see top-scorer Kramaric get back among the goals with his Berlin brace and it does suggest Hoeneß's side are starting to turn a corner. They're still waiting for Sessegnon's return, who despite looking to be fully recovered from injury having missed the last three matchdays, remains out.
COLOGNE TEAM NEWS
18-year-old Thielmann may have earned a start after his display last time out at Schalke, but Duda leads the attack once more. Jakobs was an unused substitute in midweek but and remains on the bench with Horn in at the back, who replaces the injured Czichos further back. Czichos left the game at half-time having scored the opener, and is out on Sunday as part of Cologne's three-man defence.
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HOFFENHEIM STARTING XI!
Baumann (c) - Posch, Nordtveit, Adams - Rudy, Samassekou, John - Gacinovic, Baumgartner - Bebou, Kramaric
Pentke, Brenet, Kaderabek, Dabbur, Belfodil, Adamyan, Bogarde, Geschwill
COLOGNE STARTING XI!
T. Horn - Cestic, Bornauw, J. Horn - Ehizibue, Skhiri, Hector (c), Katterbach - Wolf, Drexler - Duda
Zieler, Schmitz, Arokorade, Jakobs, Rexhbecaj, Özcan, Mere, Modeste, Thielmann
Here you will find the most important information on the game between TSG Hoffenheim and 1. FC Köln on Matchday 18 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.