Highlights

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WATCH: KRAMARIC: "IT'S NICE TO BE MR. ASSIST!"

Full-time
90'
+ 4

LATE RED CARD

Friedrich has been shown a second yellow card as he brings down Adamyan just outside the Union penalty area.
90'
+ 4

Second yellow card

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Marvin Friedrich
Marvin Friedrich
90'
+ 2

ADDED TIME

We're now into four minutes of added time at the end of this game.
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.
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Jacob Bruun Larsen
Jacob Bruun Larsen 34.86km/h
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Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi 34.52km/h
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David Raum
David Raum 33.72km/h
89'

INTO THE FINAL MINUTES...

It's been a scrappy end to this game, but only Dortmund have scored as many goals as Hoffenheim this season. One more to make it two wins from two?
85'

TEUCHERT ON

The Union forward comes on for Haraguchi with a few minutes to play here.
85'

Substitution

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Cedric Teuchert
Cedric Teuchert
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Genki Haraguchi
Genki Haraguchi
82'

FRIEDRICH BOOKED

The Union centre brings down Adamyan and goes into the referee's book.
82'

Yellow card

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Marvin Friedrich
Marvin Friedrich
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TENSE HEADING INTO THE FINAL 10...

It's tight and nervy heading into the final 10 and clear-cut chances have dried up here with both sides cancelling each other out. Will we see some late drama?
80'

SAMASSEKOU BOOKED

It's taken a matter of seconds but a foul from Samassekou on Ryerson puts the substitute into the book.
80'

Yellow card

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Diadie Samassékou
Diadie Samassékou
79'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Baumgartner and Rudy come off here with Gacinovic and Samassekou coming on for the final 10 minutes.
79'

Substitution

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Diadie Samassékou
Diadie Samassékou
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Sebastian Rudy
Sebastian Rudy
79'

Substitution

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Mijat Gacinovic
Mijat Gacinovic
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Christoph Baumgartner
Christoph Baumgartner
78'

LINESMAN TAKES A KNOCK

A challenge between Jaeckel and Baumgartner sees the Hoffenheim man run into the linesman and he's taken a heavy knock. He's receiving treatment now but should be fine to continue.
75'

KHEDIRA CLOSE!

Next chance for Khedira as he is on the end of a scramble in front of the Hoffenheim goal. He's on the ball, but slides his foot at the ball but is stopped by Baumann in the perfect place.
72'

CLOSE FOR ÖZTUNALI

Once again Kruse is the creator as he slides a lovely pass in behind the Hoffenheim defence for Öztunali to chase, but his touch lets him down and Posch can clear.
69'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Union's goalscorers come off as Trimmel and Voglsammer come on to replace Gießelmann and Awoniyi.
69'

Substitution

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Andreas Voglsammer
Andreas Voglsammer
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Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi
69'

Substitution

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Christopher Trimmel
Christopher Trimmel
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Niko Gießelmann
Niko Gießelmann
68'

NO TIRED LEGS

Despite being in action on Thursday, Union are showing no sign of tired legs here.
Distance run (km)
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84.9
67'

RUDY FIRES OVER!

Ritter does really well down the left, twisting and turning to get past Ryerson before cutting the ball into the middle. Adamyan controls and does well himself to lay the ball off to Rudy, but his shot goes high over the crossbar.
64'

KRUSE DENIED!

Incredible save from Baumann here to deny Kruse from giving Union the lead. The duo combine again in roles reversed as Awoniyi lays the ball off for Kruse to fire at goal on his left, but Baumann gets a strong hand down low to his right to put the ball wide of goal.
63'

Substitution

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Georginio Rutter
Georginio Rutter
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Munas Dabbur
Munas Dabbur
62'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Ritter - who scored his first Bundesliga goal on the opening weekend - comes on alongside Adamyan to replace Dabbur and Bruun Larsen.
62'

Substitution

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Sargis Adamyan
Sargis Adamyan
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Jacob Bruun Larsen
Jacob Bruun Larsen
61'

FIRST CHANGE

Öztunali comes on to replace Ingvartsen for the first change of the game.
60'

Substitution

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Levin Öztunali
Levin Öztunali
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Marcus Ingvartsen
Marcus Ingvartsen
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30 MINUTES TO GO!

We've been witness to a brilliant game here at Hoffenheim, and we've got time for more goals to come.
57'

HOFFENHEIM'S BALL

The home side have made almost 200 more passes than Union, as their style of play under Hoeneß would expect.
Possession (%)
6139
54'

A CHECK FOR HANDBALL

Dabbur's shot from close range was blocked behind, with Hoffenheim questioning whether it came off the arm of Jaeckel. And no penalty is given.
54'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Handball?
Decision No penalty
53'

KRAM AND KURSE THE KEYS

Two talented forwards are playing in similar ways here today. Both Kramaric and Kruse are dropping into midfield to pick up possession and set their attacking teammates away. That's two goals today set up by those two, having dropped into midfield.
51'

COMING INTO IT

A slow start to the second half has been made worse by Awoniyi's early equaliser here. Once again the home side are looking to dictate the play with possession, and they'll want to get their creative spark going once again.
47'

AWONIYI BRINGS UNION LEVEL!

It's the deadly duo at it once more as Kruse and Awoniyi combine to level for Union. Kruse plays a fantastic pass into the path of Awoniyi from the right flank into the middle. He fires at goal but Baumann saves, but the rebound comes toward Awoniyi and Akpoguma can't clear ahead of him, allowing the Nigerian to fire home with venom.
47'

Taiwo Awoniyi

GOAL!

2 : 2
Taiwo Awoniyi
Goal probability
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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.
16 %
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

No changes at the break here as we get back underway in Sinsheim.
Kick-off!
Half-time
45'
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ADDED TIME

We'll have just the one minute of time added on at the end of the first half.
45'

KHEDIRA BOOKED

A first yellow card of the day for either side as Khedira is cautioned for a foul on Baumgartner.
45'

Yellow card

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Rani Khedira
Rani Khedira
43'

RAUM HAS A GO

Hoffenheim's first attempt off target as Raum has space ahead of him but fires high and wide over the Union goal.
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HOFF'S FIRST HALF

It's all smiles for Hoffenheim despite their tough start.
35'

CLINICAL HOFFENHEIM

Just three attempts on goal so far, all have been on target and two have found the back of the net. Sebastian Hoeneß will be delighted with his side's response to going behind.
Goal attempts
0 off target
3 on target
2 off target
3 on target
32'

KRAM CAN!

That's seven successive Bundesliga games with at least one goal or assist for Kramaric. The Croatia international is in fantastic form and has assisted four of his side's five goals so far this season.
30'

BRUUN LARSEN FOR THE LEAD!

Hoffenheim have completed a first-half turnaround here to go 2-1 up. It's a lovely through ball from Kramaric who had come deep to pick up possession, and he spots the run of Bruun Larsen brilliantly. Luthe gets a hand to his shot, but it's a tidy finish from the Dane in the end. But that comes from the fine work of Kramaric!
30'

Jacob Bruun Larsen

GOAL!

2 : 1
Jacob Bruun Larsen
Goal probability
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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.
47 %
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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.
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Kevin  Akpoguma
Kevin Akpoguma 33.11km/h
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Kevin Vogt
Kevin Vogt 32.08km/h
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Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi 32.03km/h
29'

HOFFENHEIM ON TOP

The away side may have had more of the chances so far, but the hosts are controlling more of the possession and beginning to create more chances of their own.
25'

A FUN BATTLE TO WATCH

So far, Vogt and Awoniyi have matched each other for pace...
Fastest runner (km/h)
32.08
32.03
Kevin Vogt Taiwo Awoniyi
24'

BRUUN LARSEN ON TARGET!

A good effort on goal from the Dane as space opens up ahead of him as he runs at the Union goal from deep. He's in a central position and decides to go for goal, but his powerful hit is beaten away by Luthe.
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COME FOR THE BUNDESLIGA, STAY FOR THE GOALS

Union have had five attempts on goal so far, scoring the opening while Hoffenheim have scored from their only attempt on goal.
21'

AWONIYI IN ON GOAL!

He's been in great form at the start of this season but can't find the net here. Kruse's pass around the corner of a defender plays him clean through on goal, but his first touch lets him down as Baumann comes out to block Awoniyi's effort from just inside the penalty area.
18'

KRUSE OFF THE BAR!

Max Kruse has almost scored one of the goals of the season here. Much like Grifo's free-kick for Freiburg yesterday, he steps up from 30 yards and curls the ball at goal for the top corner. Baumann leaps across goal but can't get near it, only to be saved by his crossbar as the ball bounces off the upright.
17'

ENTERTAINING START!

Two goals in the opening 15 minutes here, and they've come from the first two chances on goal of the afternoon.
14'

AKPOGUMA LEVELS!

Hoffenheim are level just three minutes after conceding and it's a second goal for a defender. The ball is played around the edge of the Union area and comes to the right with Stiller, who floats a cross into the middle and Akpoguma has been a surging run forward to meet it at the back post and power a header down and in at the near post.
14'

Kevin Akpoguma

GOAL!

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Kevin Akpoguma
Goal probability
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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.
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UNION LEAD EARLY!

It's only his second-ever Bundesliga goal, but Niko Gießelmann has Union in front. A long switch of play from left to right finds Ryerson on the right flank. He floats a ball into the middle and Gießelmann has timed his run to perfection, but his header goes straight at Baumann. The rebound, fortunately, drops in front of goal and the Union left-back is onto the rebound first.
10'

Niko Gießelmann

GOAL!

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Goal probability
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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.
72 %
8'

KNOCK FOR DABBUR

The Hoffenheim forward is fine to continue but took a knock to his head in an aerial challenge with Awoniyi in the Union area.
5'

EVEN START

Nothing to separate these two sides so far. Both have had spurs of possession, but neither able to take full control of the game or get a chance on goal in the opening five minutes.
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HERE WE GO!

Our Super Sunday is underway as the home side get the ball rolling.
Kick-off!

MOMENT'S SILENCE

As with every game this weekend, a moment's silence is held before kick-off in memory of the great Gerd Müller, who passed away exactly one week ago.

STARTING DEBUT FOR JAECKEL

After playing in Fürth for three years, Paul Jaeckel celebrates his debut for Union Berlin today and also returns to the Bundesliga stage after more than three years. In the spring of 2018, the defender made three appearances for Wolfsburg.

HOFFENHEIM TO GO TOP?

A win for Hoffenheim would return them to the top of the table after Matchday 2, with Wolfsburg currently sat top of the pile after securing their second win of the season on Saturday.
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WATCH: TIME TO GET WARM!

Less than half an hour until kick-off and the away side are out to get warm...

IN-FORM BRUUN LARSEN

On Matchday 1, Bruun Larsen scored his first Bundesliga goal since 29 September 2018 - and third in 47 top-flight appearances overall.

KRUSE'S FAVOURITE OPPOSITION

Union's No.10 Max Kruse has scored 85 Bundesliga goals, including nine against Hoffenheim - his best haul against German top-flight opposition.

HOFFENHEIM FORM

With Kramaric leading the side last weekend with his hat-trick of assists, Hoffenheim began the season in style with a 4-0 win over Augsburg. Kramaric has scored (six), assisted (five) or both in six successive Bundesliga matches. Following Dortmund's defeat to Freiburg yesterday, Hoffenheim are now enjoying the longest unbeaten run of all 18 current Bundesliga teams (eight matches).

UNION FORM

Die Eisernen were in UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying action on Thursday, winning 4-0 in Finland. After picking up a point on the opening weekend against Leverkusen, Urs Fischer will be hoping his side can keep their form up today. Union are winless in six away Bundesliga matches, though, and have claimed just three points from a possible 18 on the road dating back to March 2021

HOFFENHEIM TEAM NEWS

Sebastian Hoeneß will need Kramaric at his best once again this weekend, with several first-team regulars still sidelined, including Bebou, Belfodil and Grillitsch. Summer signing Stiller, who arrived from the Bayern Munich reserve team, impressed on his debut in central midfield alongside Rudy, while Bruun Larsen made a goalscoring return to the club after going out on loan last term. All three retain their places here as Hoffenheim gear up for their first home game of the season.

UNION TEAM NEWS

After their midweek adventures in the UEFA Europa League, a few players have been rotated in, with Paul Jaeckel and Julian Ryerson coming in to start. Urs Fischer's side won just four times away from home last season, so they will be eager to start improving on that record here.
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WATCH: READY TO ROCK IN SINSHEIM

Some fans are already in the house at the PreZero Arena.

HOFFENHEIM STARTING XI!

Baumann - Akpoguma, Posch, Vogt (c), Raum - Rudy, Stiller - Baumgartner, Kramaric, Bruun Larsen - Dabbur

HOFFENHEIM SUBS

Pentke, Bogarde, Geiger, Samassekou, Gacinovic, John, Adamyan, Skov, Rutter

UNION STARTING XI!

Luthe - Friedrich (c), Knoche, Jaeckel - Ryerson, Khedira, Haraguchi, Gießelmann - Ingvartsen, Kruse - Awoniyi

UNION SUBS

Rönnow, Baumgartl, Trimmel, Öztunali, Griesbeck, Voglsammer, Behrens, Becker, Teuchert

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