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2:03
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0:28

WATCH: NAGELSMANN: "IF WE DON'T WIN OUR GAMES, WE WON'T BE CHAMPIONS"

Full-time
90'
+ 7

VAR CHECK

Manuel Gräfe is having a look at this goal with a potential handball from Poulsen.
90'
+ 6

POULSEN DENIED AT THE DEATH!

Wow, unbelievable. Leipzig score in the sixth minute of added time to win the game, but it's called back for a handball. Halstenberg curls in the corner and Poulsen runs to meet it in the middle. He heads the ball first, but it bounces down and towards goal off his arm. The goal is correctly overturned by the referee. What a way to end the game.
90'
+ 5
Video Assistant Referee
SituationGoal
ReviewHandball?
DecisionNo goal
90'
+ 4

POSCH DOWN

The Hoffenheim defender has gone down under a challenge from Poulsen, with his left foot getting caught. He doesn't need treatment though and we're back underway.
90'
+ 2

ONE LAST PUSH...

Leipzig are keeping the ball and looking to force one final chance on goal in the final minutes, but Hoffenheim are camped in with a five-man defence now.
90'
+ 1

LATE CHANGE

Kramaric comes off the for the returning Adamyan.
90'
+ 1

Substitution

sub
Sargis Adamyan
Sargis Adamyan
sub
Andrej Kramaric
Andrej Kramaric
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We're into four minutes of time added on at the end of this one.
88'

CLOSE FOR SÖRLOTH

Haidara does well to run onto Sabitzer's pass into the Hoffenheim area and he floats a cross to the back post. Sörloth challenges with Sessegnon rather than going all-out for the ball, and in the end, it goes out over the top off the substitute's head.
86'

END-TO-END STUFF

Not only are Hoffenheim holding on but they are also attacking at the other end as well. However, it's been one of those nights where the attacks just haven't clicked.

ONE-WAY TRAFFIC

Leipzig are on top here, but the chances still aren't flowing in front of goal. Will they run out of time to grab a winner with Hoffenheim holding on?
79'

BAUMGARTNER BOOKED

A second yellow for Hoffenheim with Baumgartner pulling back Nkunku.
79'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Christoph Baumgartner
Christoph Baumgartner
78'

NEXT CHANGE

Halstenberg comes on for Konate with Leipzig adding more attacking options for the final 12 minutes.
78'

Substitution

sub
Marcel Halstenberg
Marcel Halstenberg
sub
Ibrahima Konaté
Ibrahima Konaté
77'

LOOKING FOR THOSE SHOOTING BOOTS

We've had plenty of chances, but the goalkeepers have rarely been tested so far. Still time to change that...
Goal attempts
10off target
1on target
5off target
0on target
76'

BEBOU HEADS OVER!

A good break down the right from Hoffenheim as Baumgartner lays Kaderabek in behind. He curls a cross into the middle which meets Bebou, but his glancing header floats wide at the near post.
73'

A GOOD OMEN FOR RBL?

Leipzig have never gone two home games without scoring in the Bundesliga under Nagelsmann. After the 0-1 defeat to Bayern, it would be two in a row if the scoreline stays like this.
72'

NEXT CHANGE

Moments after Sörloth fires over from close range, Poulsen joins the fray by replacing Forsberg who had just set up the Sörloth chance. If either team is going to get a winner here, it looks like being Leipzig.
72'

Substitution

sub
Yussuf Poulsen
Yussuf Poulsen
sub
Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
69'

RARE CHANCE!

Hoffenheim get forward themselves and the ball is recycled down the left with Sessegnon crossing into the middle. It's cleared as far as Gacinovic and his shot takes a deflection wide. He's looking for a first Bundesliga goal since December 2017, by the way.
67'

SABITZER WASTING NO TIME!

The Leipzig midfielder wants a goal here, and is taking matters into his own hands...
Shots
4
1
Marcel SabitzerGeorginio Rutter
65'

SABITZER SO CLOSE!

The next chance for Leipzig as Adams works into the middle from the right before finding Sabitzer. He then moves the ball onto his left before curling a shot at goal, missing the post by just a matter of inches.
62'

CHANGES MADE

A substitution for both sides as Nordtveit comes on for Skov to provide more defensive support for Hoffenheim, while Sorloth is on for Olmo looking to add to the brace he scored at Bremen last weekend.
62'

Substitution

sub
Alexander Sørloth
Alexander Sørloth
sub
Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
62'

Substitution

sub
Håvard Nordtveit
Håvard Nordtveit
sub
Robert Skov
Robert Skov
61'

HERE COME LEIPZIG

The home side won't be pleased with how little they have tested Baumann so far, but they are beginning to find their way in attack...
Goal attempts
7off target
1on target
2off target
0on target
60'

HUGE CHANCE FOR ADAMS!

The game is opening up for Leipzig as Forsberg floats into space behind the Hoffenheim backline. He controls a ball over the top before lofting a cross to the back post which beats Sessegnon to find Adams, but he angles his header wide of goal from close range. A golden opportunity for the opener.
59'

NKUNKU ON TARGET!

Finally, Leipzig get their first shot on target of the game with Nkunku played into the Hoffenheim area down the left by Sabitzer. He moves it onto his right foot to shoot at the near post, but Baumann is equal to it to parry the ball away.
56'

ENFORCED CHANGE

It's a shoulder problem which means Grillitsch has to come off here, with Gacinovic on in his place.
56'

Substitution

sub
Mijat Gacinovic
Mijat Gacinovic
sub
Florian Grillitsch
Florian Grillitsch

BAUMANN WILL BE HAPPY

The Hoffenheim goalkeeper has yet to face a shot on target from the Leipzig attack so far.
53'

GRILLITSCH DOWN

The Austrian has taken a knock here in a challenge with Olmo, and may have to come off here. He and the Hoffenheim defence pressing Leipzig's attacking players across the pitch once again so far.
48'

FAST START

Leipzig have come out of the blocks quickly in the second half, pressing Hoffenheim into their own half. Haidara has lined up on the left, while Kampl has come into the middle and pushed Adams out to the right.
46'

POSCH BOOKED!

A quick yellow card in the second half as Posch brings down Nkunku.
46'

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY!

Changes for both sides with Bebou on in attack for Hoffenheim, while Kampl and Haidara are on for Leipzig.
46'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Stefan Posch
Stefan Posch
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
sub
Angeliño
Angeliño
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
sub
Nordi Mukiele
Nordi Mukiele
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou
sub
Georginio Rutter
Georginio Rutter
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We'll have just one minute of time added on at the end of the first half.
43'

ADAMS DOING THE RUNNING SO FAR

The USMNT star is putting in the hard yards from midfield.
Distance run (km)
5.7
5.6
Tyler AdamsAndrej Kramarić
41'

SABITZER FIRES WIDE!

The first real shot in anger from either side comes as Angelino's long ball forward is chested down into the middle by Forsberg, and Sabitzer is onto the loose ball and strikes it with power towards goal. There's a slice on this one though and the ball drifts wide.
40'

SWITCH IN ATTACK

Kramaric has now moved out to the left and it's Baumgartner playing through the middle in the No.10 role. Let's see if that can bring Hoffenheim some chances on goal before the break...
37'

WING PLAY THE ORDER OF THE DAY

Just 15% of the Leipzig attack has come through the middle so far, with 41% down the left and 44% down the right. It's clear to see what the home side's gameplan is but so far, Hoffenheim have been up to the task.
33'

ALMOST FROM OLMO!

Leipzig find an opening with Forsberg and Olmo combining with a one-two to send the Spaniard into the area. It's one for him to chase though and he can only just reach it before the byline to cut back into the middle. Nkunku is waiting, but Kaderabek is on hand to clear in front of goal.
32'

DEFENCE WINNING THE DAY

Both sides struggling to find a way through the other so far with 0 shots on target at either end, while both sides have won over 30 tackles in the opening half an hour. Both coaches will be happy with how their sides have started for the most part.
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.
Georginio Rutter
Georginio Rutter33.72km/h
2.
Ibrahima Konaté
Ibrahima Konaté33.57km/h
3.
Nordi Mukiele
Nordi Mukiele33.10km/h
27'

NOT FAR AWAY!

Hoffenheim have a free-kick on the right flank and take it short, allowing Skov to whip in a fierce cross to the back post. There's a couple of men looking to get on the end of it but the ball curls out of play in the end, but a sign of what Hoffenheim are capable of.
25'

LOOKING TO COUNTER

Hoffenheim are happy to be working on the counter here, it seems. But they've found that tough going since Leipzig have enjoyed more of the ball, with Orban, Konate and Upamecano handling the three-man attack coming up against them. Kramaric has been quiet in the middle as well.
20'

STAYING COMPOSED

Chances have been few and far between in the opening 20 minutes but Leipzig aren't rushing things here. They're always looking wide when pushing forward, with Angelino and Mukiele bombing up and down the flanks as expected.
16'

LEIPZIG TICKING THINGS OVER

The home side, as expected, getting themselves in control of the ball in the early stages.
Passes
127
57
13'

WELCOME BACK, ANGELINO!

The Spaniard is back in the Leipzig side after missing six games, five through injury as he returned to the bench last week. His first two crosses have caused some panic for Hoffenheim with Mukiele almost onto the first, and Baumann flapping at the second. A real weapon is back now for RBL.

BUNDESLIGA FRIDAYS

Forsberg being afforded no space so far by the Hoffenheim defence...
11'

GETTING INTO IT

It had been a slow start to Leipzig's passing play but the home side beginning to get a touch more joy now. Still, Hoffenheim's defence has kept the attacking trio of Olmo, Nkunku and Forsberg quiet thus far.
9'

BAUMGARTNER DOWN

The Austrian international has taken a tough knock to the back here from Adams in an aerial challenge and he's taking treatment here.
6'

BRIGHT START

Hoffenheim have started well here, with plenty of players pressing high up the pitch and making life difficult for Leipzig around their own area. The three-man defence for the hosts is not being afforded much time on the ball at all.
3'

HOFFENHEIM SET-UP

It does look like a 4-3-3 for Hoffenheim here, but with a twist in attack. It's Skov on the right, Baumgartner on the left and Rutter through the middle. That means Kramaric is operating in the No.10 role with Samassekou and Grillitsch behind him in midfield.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling on Matchday 29 of the Bundesliga season with the hosts getting us underway...
Kick-off!

THE NAGELSMANN DERBY

Nagelsmann oversaw 116 Bundesliga matches in charge of Hoffenheim, winning 51. That's a win ratio of 44 per cent (1.7 points per game) - a best-mark for a Hoffenheim coach. Hoeneß’s points-per-game average across his 28 matches at the helm is 1.11 (W8, D7, L13). Since joining Leipzig, Nagelsmann has won all three games played against his former employer.

CAN KRAM SPARK INTO LIFE?

Kramaric is Hoffenheim's 14-goal top scorer this term, but has only found the net once in his last seven and twice in 10 meetings with Leipzig. Hoffenheim, though, have failed to win eight of their last 10 Bundesliga matches (D3, L5), and are winless in their last five on the road.

THE BEST LEIPZIG YET?

Leipzig have 60 points on the board after 28 matches - a club record at this stage in a Bundesliga season. Die Roten Bullen have the best defence in this season’s Bundesliga, conceding just 23 goals. Hoffenheim have shipped 47.
2:03

WATCH: HOFFENHEIM 0-1 LEIPZIG - REVERSE FIXTURE

Yussuf Poulsen was the difference between these two sides when they last met earlier this season.

LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS

Sörloth - who hit a brace in the victory over Bremen, taking his tally to four in his last five games - drops to the bench with Forsberg leading the line. A major boost comes in the return of Angelino, an unused substitute last week, who starts tonight after the Spaniard recovered from a thigh complaint which has kept him sidelined since Matchday 22. Elsewhere, USA international Adams starts in central midfield after overcoming a back injury picked up in the Bremen game.

HOFFENHEIM TEAM NEWS

Sebastian Hoeneß appears to have reverted to a four-man defence this evening, but we can see exactly how they line up come kick-off. Kramaric improving on his recent output would surely help in getting Hoffenheim back on track. The Croatia international has hit 14 this season, but only one across the last nine Bundesliga games played. He was on the bench against Leverkusen last time out, but returns to the starting line-up tonight. Vogt, Gacinovic and Rudy all miss out after late races for fitness.
0:22

WATCH: POULSEN AND CO. TAKE A LOOK AROUND

Familiar surroundings for the Leipzig lads this evening...

LEIPZIG STARTING XI!

Gulacsi - Konate, Upamecano, Orban - Mukiele, Adams, Sabitzer (c), Angelino - Olmo, Nkunku - Forsberg

LEIPZIG SUBS

Martinez, Haidara, Poulsen, Hwang, Klostermann, Sorloth, Halstenberg, Henrichs, Kampl

HOFFENHEIM STARTING XI!

Baumann (c) - Kaderabek, Posch, Richards, Sessegnon - Samassekou, Grillitsch, Baumgartner - Rutter, Kramaric, Skov

HOFFENHEIM SUBS

Pentke, Nordtveit, Bebou, Dabbur, Belfodil, Gacinovic, Adamyan, Bogarde, Beier

LINE-UPS COMING UP!

We'll have the official team news from both Leipzig and Hoffenheim in the next few minutes, with just over an hour until kick-off. Keep your eyes on the Bundesliga website and app for the line-ups as soon as they drop.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

For Leipzig, the title is still within grasp with six games to play. Following their defeat to Bayern two weeks ago, Leipzig clawed two points back last weekend as they beat Bremen while the league leaders dropped points against Union. Leipzig know winning each of their remaining games will give them the best fighting chance at the title. For Hoffenheim, just five points separate them from the relegation play-off spot with the Sinsheimers inconsistent form catching up with them.

A NEW BUNDESLIGA WEEKEND

Leipzig and Hoffenheim take us into a new Bundesliga weekend this evening with the hosts looking to close the gap to Bayern Munich at the top of the table, while visitors Hoffenheim are looking to avoid an end-of-season relegation scrap.

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between RB Leipzig and TSG Hoffenheim on Matchday 29 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.