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3 : 0

(2 : 0)

FINAL

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Watch: Andrej Kramaric: "I'm happy and proud"

Full-time
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou34.31km/h
2.
Marius Wolf
Marius Wolf32.21km/h
3.
Christoph Baumgartner
Christoph Baumgartner32.10km/h
88'

Substitution

sub
Melayro Bogarde
Melayro Bogarde
sub
Diadie Samassékou
Diadie Samassékou
85'

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.
83'

CHANCES TAKEN VS. CHANCES WASTED

Goal attempts
8off target
4on target
7off target
3on target
82'

JOB DONE FOR ANDREJ

The scorer of two of Hoffenheim's three comes off for Dabbur in the final minutes.
82'

Substitution

sub
Munas Dabbur
Munas Dabbur
sub
Andrej Kramarić
Andrej Kramarić

KRAMARIC SPOT ON!

That's five goals against Cologne this season for Kramaric, three of which have come from penalties. Showing Modeste how it is done.
79'

PENALTY SAVED!

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!
78'

COLOGNE PENALTY!

Now it's the away side who have a spot-kick, with Wolf brought down by Posch and John.
75'

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.
75'

Substitution

sub
Pavel Kadeřábek
Pavel Kadeřábek
sub
Mijat Gaćinović
Mijat Gaćinović
75'

Substitution

sub
Sargis Adamyan
Sargis Adamyan
sub
Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou
75'

Andrej Kramarić

GOAL!

3:0
Andrej Kramarić
Goal probabilityi
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
77 %
MATCH FACTS powered by AWS
74'

HOFFENHEIM PENALTY!

Baumgartner is brought down in the box by Modeste and Hoffenheim have a second penalty.
70'

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.
66'

FINAL CHANGE

A last roll of the dice for Gisdol with 25 minutes to play, with Hector coming off for Rexhbecaj.
66'

Substitution

sub
Elvis Rexhbecaj
Elvis Rexhbecaj
sub
Jonas Hector
Jonas Hector
65'

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.
63'

MERE BOOKED

The Spanish defender brings down John on a counter and is shown a yellow card.
63'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Jorge Meré
Jorge Meré

COLOGNE NOT OUT OF THIS ONE

61'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Early switches again from Gisdol with Katterbach and Duda coming off and Jakobs and Modeste coming on.
61'

Substitution

sub
Anthony Modeste
Anthony Modeste
sub
Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
61'

Substitution

sub
Ismail Jakobs
Ismail Jakobs
sub
Noah Katterbach
Noah Katterbach
60'

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.
56'

SKHIRI BOOKED

The Cologne midfielder brings down Baumgartner and is handed a booking.
56'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Ellyes Skhiri
Ellyes Skhiri
55'

MIDFIELD BATTLE

Neither side able to take control of this one so far in the second half.
Tackles won
74
72
52'

POSCH BOOKED

A second yellow card for Hoffenheim as Posch brings down Hector from behind.
52'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Stefan Posch
Stefan Posch
50'

BRIGHTER START

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.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

The ball is rolling for the second half with no further changes at the break.
Kick-off!
Half-time
45'
+ 1

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.
43'

KRAMARIC CHANCE!

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.
41'

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.
38'

LITTLE BETWEEN THEM ON THE BALL

Passes
208
196
35'

HUGE CHANCE!

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'

DOUBLE CHANGE!

30 minutes gone and Cologne have changed their system. Thielmann is on for Ehizibue while Mere replaces Cestic at the back.
30'

PLAYERS DOWN

Ehizibue and Baumgartner smash into each other in the air and both players are taking treatment.
30'

Substitution

sub
Jan Thielmann
Jan Thielmann
sub
Kingsley Ehizibue
Kingsley Ehizibue
30'

Substitution

sub
Jorge Meré
Jorge Meré
sub
Sava-Arangel Čestić
Sava-Arangel Čestić
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou32.21km/h
2.
Jannes Horn
Jannes Horn32.05km/h
3.
Mijat Gacinovic
Mijat Gacinovic31.42km/h
28'

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.
28'

Christoph Baumgartner

GOAL!

2:0
Christoph Baumgartner
Goal probabilityi
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
18 %
MATCH FACTS powered by AWS
27'

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.
24'

CHANCES AT ONE END

Goal attempts
2off target
1on target
0off target
0on target
20'

PROBING AGAIN

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

Kramaric has scored 19 of his 21 penalties in the Bundesliga and now holds the record for most goals scored by a Croatian in the German top-flight with 73, ahead of Ivica Olic.
13'

BEBOU BOOKED

The first caution of the game goes for Bebou with a late challenge on Wolf.
12'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou
10'

IN CONTROL

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.
7'

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.
7'

Andrej Kramaric

GOAL!

1:0
Andrej Kramaric
Goal probabilityi
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
77 %
MATCH FACTS powered by AWS
6'

HOFFENHEIM PENALTY!

A handball from Cestic in the Hoffenheim area after Bebou's shot and a penalty is given.
6'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Sava-Arangel Čestić
Sava-Arangel Čestić
4'

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.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The last game of the weekend is underway in Sinsheim with the home side getting us underway.
Kick-off!

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.
2:03

WATCH: LAST TIME OUT - COLOGNE 2-3 HOFFENHEIM

Andrej Kramaric was the hero back in September as his hat-trick led Hoffenheim to a 3-2 win away to Cologne.

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.
0:09

WATCH: WELCOME TO HOFFENHEIM

HOFFENHEIM STARTING XI!

Baumann (c) - Posch, Nordtveit, Adams - Rudy, Samassekou, John - Gacinovic, Baumgartner - Bebou, Kramaric

HOFFENHEIM SUBS

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

COLOGNE SUBS

Zieler, Schmitz, Arokorade, Jakobs, Rexhbecaj, Özcan, Mere, Modeste, Thielmann

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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.