Highlights

FINAL
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90'
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SPOILS SHARED

No way through for either side as they each take a point home with them. It's probably a fair result on the balance of play and one that lifts Hoffenheim into fourth over the international break, shunting Bayern down into fifth.
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100 UP FOR BAUMANN

Assuming this result holds, Baumann will earn his 100th Bundesliga clean sheet on his 400th top-flight appearance in Germany.
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.
Christian Günter
Christian Günter 32.61km/h
2.
Georginio Rutter
Georginio Rutter 32.35km/h
3.
Ritsu Doan
Ritsu Doan 32.33km/h
86'

HERE HE IS

Petersen is the Bundesliga's all-time best ever supersub with 33 goals off the bench in his career. One more today would be just the tonic for Freiburg.
85'

Substitution

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Nils Petersen
Nils Petersen
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Michael Gregoritsch
Michael Gregoritsch
84'

NO SHORTAGE OF SHOTS

But will one find its way into the net in these final few minutes?
Goal attempts
7 off target
2 on target
10 off target
4 on target
81'

Substitution

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Sebastian Rudy
Sebastian Rudy
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Andrej Kramarić
Andrej Kramarić
80'

Yellow card

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Matthias Ginter
Matthias Ginter
80'

Yellow card

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Munas Dabbur
Munas Dabbur
79'

TRIPLE CHANGE

Freiburg boss Streich makes three changes as he looks to edge a win here. He's also got supersub Nils Petersen on the bench for the final few minutes if they still need a goal..
78'

Substitution

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Wooyeong Jeong
Wooyeong Jeong
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Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
78'

Substitution

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Kevin Schade
Kevin Schade
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Ritsu Dōan
Ritsu Dōan
78'

Substitution

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Noah Weißhaupt
Noah Weißhaupt
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Vincenzo Grifo
Vincenzo Grifo
75'

WAYWARD FINISHING

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xGoals
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).
Hoffenheim should be in front by now, according to the xG expected goals metric.
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0
1.11
0.82
0
Goals
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GRIFO PROBING

Will the Freiburg midfielder be able to add to his three goals and one assist today?
69'

CHANCE FOR GREGORITSCH

Günter whipes in a cross from the left into the middle, where Gregoritsch beats his marker to the ball. His shot is deflected and goes out for a corner.
66'

OVER FROM HÖFLER

Patient build-up play from the visitors as the ball switches side, ending up with Grifo cutting inside from the left and teeing it up for Höfler, whose fierce shot flies over.
64'

FRESH LEGS

As was the case in the first half, Hoffenheim's initial attack thrust has petered out. Breitenreiter reacts by bringing on Dabbur and Damar for Geiger and Baumgartner.
64'

Substitution

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Muhammed Damar
Muhammed Damar
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Dennis Geiger
Dennis Geiger
64'

Substitution

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Munas Dabbur
Munas Dabbur
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Christoph Baumgartner
Christoph Baumgartner
60'

WIDE FROM EGGESTEIN!

Doan ties Angelino in knots down the Freiburg right and cuts the ball back into the middle, where Kyereh collects. He tries to fashion space to shoot but ends up laying the ball off for Eggestein on the edge of the area and his low effort whizzes just wide.
58'

BRILLIANT SLIDING BLOCK FROM VOGT

Grifo dummies a ball into his path and space suddenly opens up for Günter just inside the Hoffenheim box. He shapes to shoot for the far corner but Vogt slides in from way out and makes a sensational block.
57'

GÜNTER BOOKED

Perhaps an element of frustration there from the Freiburg skipper as he goes in to challenge Baumgartner, who certainly felt the full force of the tackle.
56'

Yellow card

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Christian Günter
Christian Günter
53'

OVER FROM PRÖMEL

Hoffenheim have been on top in this second half so far and get their next sight of goal when a corner is only half cleared to Prömel, lurking just outside the box. He chests it down and shoots at goal but it loops well over the bar.
50'

HOSTS LIMITING GRIFO AND GÜNTER

The Freiburg duo are often their team's route to scoring goals but they've been pegged back by Hoffenheim targetting that side of the pitch today. Normally Andre Breitenreiter's side produce 30% of their forward forays down the right; today it's been 50%.
47'

CHANCE FOR BAUMGARTNER

The Austrian breaks into the left-hand side of Freiburg's box and draws Flekken out to him but lashes his shot over the bar.
46'

UNDER WAY AGAIN!

Freiburg resume the action at the PreZero Arena!
Kick-off!
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ALL SQUARE AT THE BREAK

It's been a fun game to watch so far. Hoffenheim looked dangerous on the counter in the early stages but couldn't find a way past Flekken. Freiburg were on top for the last 30 minutes or so, but they too have been lacking the finishing touch in front of goal.
Half-time
43'

DOAN GOES CLOSE AGAIN

The Freiburg playmaker eludes the home defence with his run as he tries to collect a lofted ball over the defence. It's just too strong for his outstretched boot though, and Hoffenheim breathe a sigh of relief.
41'

GRIFO HAS A GO

Some intricate interplay from Freiburg as they work the ball forward from midfield. The move culminates in Grifo drifting infield from the left and aiming a shot towards the far post but Baumann has read his intentions and makes the save.
38'

HOFFENHEIM THREAT WANING

The hosts had four shots on goal in the opening 12 minutes but have only mustered one since then, while the away side have had five of their own in the last 25 minutes or so.
34'

PRÖMEL UP FOR IT

Not only has the Hoffenheim midfielder won more duels than anyone else, he's also been the fastest player for Hoffenheim and covered more ground (5.2km / 3.23 miles) than any other player on the pitch.
Duels won
6
6
Grischa Prömel Michael Gregoritsch
30'

WIDE FROM GÜNTER

The Freiburg captain takes aim from 20 yards with his weaker right foot. He catches it well enough but it skids wide of the post.
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.
Grischa Prömel
Grischa Prömel 31.66km/h
2.
Ritsu Doan
Ritsu Doan 31.21km/h
3.
Kevin  Akpoguma
Kevin Akpoguma 31.20km/h
27'

HOSTS CLOSER TO SCORING

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xGoals
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).
The expected goals model has Hoffenheim as the more dangerous side so far. Rutter has been a handful up front so far.
xGoals
0
0.72
0.22
0
Goals
25'

WIDE FROM GREGORITSCH

Doan plays a low ball from the right into Gregoritsch, hovering on the edge of the Hoffenheim box. He jinks past Kabak, Vogt and Akpoguma before getting a shot off but it whizzes wide of the post. Freiburg coach Christian Streich applauds the effort from the touchline though.
21'

PRÖMEL!

Prömel goes close at the other end of the pitch, cutting inside and shooting low but his effort is blocked by Flekken's legs.
20'

KYEREH DRILLS OVER!

A long free-kick from the right is floated into the Hoffenheim box. Doan touches it back to Kyereh on the edge of the area but his fizzing shot sails narrowly over the bar.
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DOAN THE MENACE

It's been an entertaining opening so far, with Doan looking lively down Freiburg's right.
15'

BIG SAVE FROM BAUMANN!

Akpoguma tries to shield the ball out of play at the byline but Doan picks his pocket. He goes for a shot despite the tight angle but fires it straight at Baumann, who is able to clear.
10'

FIRST CHANCE OF THE GAME!

Freiburg are pushing high up the pitch but are forced to track back after a long balll releases Rutter down the left. He's crowded out inside thebox by a combination of Sildillia and Ginter, but the latter's clearance is poor and lands straight at the feet of Kabak. He lets fly with a powerful drive from distance but it's wide of the target.
6'

STRONG START

Freiburg are on top in these early stages, pressing their hosts high up the pitch.
Possession (%)
3565
2'

NICE FROM DOAN

The Japanese playmaker does a stepover and darts away from Akpoguma on the Freiburg right but can't quite get a cross away. Still, encouraging start from the visitors.
1'

AND WE'RE OFF!

The ball is rolling in Sinsheim!
Kick-off!

SECOND PLACE AT STAKE

Whoever wins this game will climb above Borussia Dortmund and go second in the table behind leaders Union Berlin.

ADVANTAGE FREIBURG?

The Black Forest club have won eight of the 24 Bundesliga meetings between these teams, including each of their last three visits to Hoffenheim. There have been 10 draws and six wins for Hoffenheim.
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WATCH: PREVIOUS MEETING: HOFFENHEIM 3-4 FREIBURG

It was raining goals in Sinsheim in April this year when these teams last met, with Freiburg edging a tight encounter to secure their place in European competition this term.

TEAM NEWS - HOFFENHEIM

Andre Breitenreiter has only made one change to his side following last week's 4-1 win over Mainz: Angelino replaces Skov wide on the left.

TEAM NEWS - FREIBURG

Freiburg boss Christian Streich sticks with the same line-up for a third successive game. And after drawing against Gladbach last weekend and beating Olympiacos in the Europa League on Thursday, he's got no reason to make any changes.
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MILESTONE FOR BAUMANN

Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann makes his 400th Bundesliga appearance today (269 for Hoffenheim and 131 for Freiburg). Bayern duo Manuel Neuer and Thomas Müller are the only currently active players with more top-flight experience in Germany. Baumann has also kept 99 clean sheets to date, so he could celebrate a double milestone today if the hosts can keep Freiburg at bay.

HOFFENHEIM STARTING XI

Baumann (c) - Kabak, Vogt, Akpoguma - Kaderabek, Prömel, Geiger, Angelino - Baumgartner - Kramaric, Rutter

HOFFENHEIM SUBS

Philipp, Quaresma, Nsoki, Stiller, Rudy, Damar, Bruun Larsen, Dabbur, Asllani

FREIBURG STARTING XI

Flekken - Sildillia, Ginter, Lienhart, Günter (c) - Eggestein, Höfler - Doan, Kyerah, Grifo - Gregoritsch

FREIBURG SUBS

Uphoff, Gulde, Kübler, Schlotterbeck, Keitel, Jeong, Weißhaupt, Petersen, Schade

DERBY VIBE

Here's Hoffenheim coach Andre Breitenreiter to get us in the mood for this tasty encounter: "We're hugely looking forward to the game. It's a Baden derby, a floodlight fixture and we'll have lots of fans in the stadium here." We'll have some of that!

THE SEASON SO FAR

Hoffenheim bounced back from defeat to Borussia Dortmund with a 4-1 win over Mainz. They're now three from three at home this season, and begin the weekend in fourth place on 12 points. Freiburg are a point better off, and could regain top spot with the right combination of results in the weekend's earlier fixtures.

WELCOME!

You're being spoilt rotten this weekend! After Saturday's Revierderby and Bavarian derby, we have one final regional rumble: Hoffenheim vs. Freiburg. Who will take bragging rights in Baden-Württermberg? Stay tuned for build-up and match coverage from the PreZero Arena!
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