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WATCH: KRAMARIC ON HIS IMPRESSIVE SCORING RECORD AGAINST HERTHA

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STREAK OVER

Hertha's three-game unbeaten streak comes to an end in a setback for Dardai's men, who have now lost six games this season and won four, without drawing any yet.
90'
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ALL OVER!

All three points go to Hoffenheim with Kramaric and Rudy's first-half goals enough for all three points, which take the Sinsheimers up to seventh for the night!
Full-time
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DESERVED WIN

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The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
According to Expected Goals (xG), Hoffenheim have done more for the win here.
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1.29
0.77
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90'

THREE MORE MINUTES

Hoffenheim are just playing down the clock now, three more minutes for three points.
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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.
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Kevin Vogt
Kevin Vogt 33.96km/h
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Robert Skov
Robert Skov 33.77km/h
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Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou 33.43km/h
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WINNING GOAL?

This was when Sebastian Rudy stroked in the second for Hoffenheim - is it enough for all three points? It is looking that way.
85'

Substitution

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Chris Richards
Chris Richards
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Dennis Geiger
Dennis Geiger
85'

Substitution

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Jacob Bruun Larsen
Jacob Bruun Larsen
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Andrej Kramaric
Andrej Kramaric
84'

KRAMARIC OFF

A big round of applause for Kramaric, who is replaced by Bruun Larsen. Meanwhile, Chris Richards comes on for Geiger for the final six minutes.
79'

MAOLIDA SACRIFICED

He's barely been on the field half an hour and he is already off, with Tousart sent on as Hertha's final sub following Boyata's red card. It's been one of those nights for Hertha.
77'

Substitution

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Lucas Tousart
Lucas Tousart
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Myziane Maolida
Myziane Maolida
77'

Substitution

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Christoph Baumgartner
Christoph Baumgartner
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Angelo Stiller
Angelo Stiller
76'

Red card

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Dedryck Boyata
Dedryck Boyata
75'

YELLOW BECOMES RED

VAR asks the referee to have a closer look at Boyata's challenge, and the initial decision is overturned with the yellow card becoming red!
75'

Yellow card

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Kevin Vogt
Kevin Vogt
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Yellow card

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Santiago Ascacíbar
Santiago Ascacíbar
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Situation No red card
Review Foul?
Decision Red card
74'

BOYATA BOOKED

The referee has his card out for several players, first of all Boyata for a late challenge on Stiller which sparks a bit of a scuffle, Vogt and Ascacibar picked out by the referee as the ringleaders.
73'

FOUR OFFSIDE

Maolida puts the ball in the back of the net, but the offside flag is raised. There were four Hertha players the wrong side of the last Hoffenheim defender.
71'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
69'

ANOTHER CHANGE FOR HERTHA

Ekkelenkamp is on for Hertha, whose coach Dardai has now used up all but one of his substitutes tonight with a quarter of the game to go.
69'

Substitution

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Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
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Marco Richter
Marco Richter

WAITING TO POUNCE

Hoffenheim don't need a third, but that is not to say they wouldn't take one...
66'

FIRST CARD

The referee has finally brandished his first yellow card of the night, and it is shown in the direction of Akpoguma for a hefty challenge right on the touchline.
66'

REINFORCEMENTS

Bebou and Rudy have both put in great shifts tonight, and it's time for a break for both with Rutter and Samassekou coming on. Some fresh legs to get Hoffenheim over the line.
66'

Yellow card

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Kevin Akpoguma
Kevin Akpoguma
66'

Substitution

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Diadie Samassékou
Diadie Samassékou
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Sebastian Rudy
Sebastian Rudy
66'

Substitution

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Georginio Rutter
Georginio Rutter
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Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou
61'

BELFODIL IN

Another throw of the dice from Dardai, who turns to Belfodil. He and Jovetic both scored in midweek and the Hertha coach would take another goal apiece tonight.
61'

Substitution

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Ishak Belfodil
Ishak Belfodil
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Krzysztof Piatek
Krzysztof Piatek
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RECORD RUDY

Sebastian Rudy has never had two goals at such an early stage of a season - no wonder he's happy.
50'

BEBOOOOOU!

The first chance of the second half falls to Hoffenheim, with Bebou's shot taking a deflection to fly over the crossbar!
49'

HISTORIC HERTHA?

Hertha have never before come from two goals down at half-time to win a game in the Bundesliga, so they are going to have to create history tonight if they want all three points.
Kick-off!
45'
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TWO CHANGES FOR HERTHA

Dardai makes two changes at the start of the second half with Jovetic and Maolida on for Zeefuik and Darida.
45'
+ 3

Substitution

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Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic
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Deyovaisio Zeefuik
Deyovaisio Zeefuik
45'
+ 3

Substitution

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Myziane Maolida
Myziane Maolida
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Vladimír Darida
Vladimír Darida

PLENTY TO DO

As this Tweet says, Hertha have a lot of work to do in the second half.

NICE SIGHT

From a Hoffenheim point of view, that was quite a half of football!
45'
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HOFFENHEIM IN THE DRIVING SEAT

An excellent first half for Hoffenheim, inspired by Skov, who has set up two goals and been denied a goal himself that he would have deserved for his efforts.
Half-time
43'

RICHTER THE THIRD

Another effort on goal, this time from a direct free-kick. Once again it is Richter who tests Baumann, who is again equal to the Hertha player's effort.
42'

RICHTER BLOCKED!

The man who had Hertha's first chance of the game sends in their second, which is blocked, A necessarily positive response from the guests.
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SKOV, POST... RUDY!

Hoffenheim's pressure pays off and Skov, who set up the opener, has another big hand in the second. His shot comes back off the post and Rudy side-foots the rebound in, and it's 2-0!
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Sebastian Rudy

GOAL!

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Sebastian Rudy
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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.
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NOT ONLY ASSISTS

Kramaric confirms he can do more than just provide assists, celebrating his second goal of the season, to go with the six he has set up.
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SKOV AND HOFFENHEIM FLYING!

Almost a second goal for Hoffenheim with Skov flying in with a header which is pushed away by an increasingly busy Schwolow.
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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.
Kevin Vogt
Kevin Vogt 33.96km/h
2.
Robert Skov
Robert Skov 33.77km/h
3.
Deyovaisio Zeefuik
Deyovaisio Zeefuik 33.29km/h
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KRAMARIC CLOSE AGAIN

He's certainly got a taste for goals against Hertha! Kramaric lets fly with another shot from outside the area and a slight deflection helps it on its way wide of the far post.

HAPPY AGAINST HERTHA

It was only Kramaric's second goal of the season, after scoring against Wolfsburg. His last goal before that one came on the final day of last season, also against tonight's opponents Hertha.
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KRAMARIC INVOLVED

After holding off Zeefuik on a Hertha attack, Kramaric has got involved at the other end to put Hoffenheim ahead.
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CLOUD NINE FOR KRAMARIC!

That's his ninth career goal against Hertha! Skov did the hard work with his shot first blocked and then his pass is dummied by Bebou, leaving Kramaric to side-foot in with the aid of a slight deflection, and the hosts are in front!
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Andrej Kramaric

GOAL!

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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.
23 %
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DARIDA DOWN

Darida has taken quite a blow and received a bit of treatment. Tousart is getting warmed up in case he cannot continue, but the magic sponge is being applied to his knee and appears to be fixing him up.

BEST CHANCE SO FAR

Hertha have come the closest so far to breaking the deadlock.

CLOSE ONE!

Hoffenheim pay tribute to their keeper for a fine stop.
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PEKARIK ON THE LEFT

Peter Pekarik has taken his place on the left-hand side of the Hertha defence, in a position he last played on 30 October 2016 in what was a 1-0 defeat – at Hoffenheim.
7'

RICHTER CLOSE!

Even closer for Hertha! Baumann makes a great save at full stretch to turn Richter's low shot wide, after Mittelstädt laid the ball on a plate for the attacking midfielder!
5'

STILLER CHANCE!

The first chance of the game falls at the feet of Angelo Stiller, but the 20-year-old cannot quite wrap his boot around the ball and misses the target to the left.
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HOT HOSTS

With 17 goals scored, Hoffenheim are the fourth most prolific side in the Bundesliga this season - can they add a few more tonight?
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BLUE V RED

Hoffenheim are in their traditional blue attire, with Hertha wearing their all-red away kit with two of football's most traditional colours opposed, and we are underway!
Kick-off!

PLEASANTRIES IN THE TUNNEL

Before walking out, there was plenty of hugs between opposing players in the tunnel. Now the two teams are on the field, though, that friendship is put on ice for 90 minutes. Stand by to follow the action here!
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ALMOST READY

The teams are about to walk out here at the PreZero Arena!
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THE VIRTUAL BUNDESLIGA SEASON IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!

Keep up-to-date on virtual.bundesliga.com/en!
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HOFFENHEIM'S HOME

A look around the PreZero arena, the venue for tonight's opening fixture of Matchday 10.
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HERTHA WARM-UP

After the Hoffenheim keepers go out to get ready, Hertha's players are also making their way out.

WARM-UPS

Oliver Baumann and Philipp Pentke were the first out to start warming up for Hoffenheim.
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WHO IS CHRIS RICHARDS?

Get a closer look at the Hoffenheim defender, who is contracted to Bayern until 2025 and currently on a second loan spell in Sinsheim.
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DARDAI'S DECISIONS

Hertha coach Pal Dardai has had to make some difficult decisions tonight, but his side's current form suggests he is getting his calls right. Will that continue tonight in Sinsheim?

BOATENG ON THE BENCH

Also on the Herrtha bench is veteran midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who has not started a game since the 2-1 loss to Freiburg on 2 October.

JOVETIC AND BELFODIL BENCHED

Although Stevan Jovetic and ex-Hoffenheim forward Ishak Belfodil chipped in with a couple of goals in the midweek DFB Cup win over Preußen Münster, they find themselves back on the bench tonight with Krzysztof Piatek back leading the Old Lady's attack.

RICHARDS ON THE BENCH

Chris Richards starts on the bench tonight for Hoffenheim. He was given a torrid time of it on his return to parent club Bayern Munich last as Hoffenheim fell to a comprehensive 4-0 defeat, but the US international showed no ill-effects in midweek, laying the full 90 minutes in a resounding 5-1 win over Bundesliga 2 outfit Holstein Kiel in the DFB Cup second round.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: HERTHA

Schwolow - Pekarik, Boyata (c), Stark, Zeefuik - Ascacibar, Serdar - Richter, Darida, Mittelstädt - Piatek

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: HOFFENHEIM

Baumann (c) - Posch, Grillitsch, Vogt - Akpoguma, Stiller, Geiger, Skov - Rudy - Bebou, Kramaric
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