Highlights

90'
+ 5

HONOURS EVEN

Game over in Berlin, where a draw is probably a fair result. Kramaric opened the scoring on his 200th Bundesliga appearance before the exciting Lukebakio equalised. The second half chances were too few to mention.
Full-time
90'
+ 3

BOATENG SEARCHING

Mittelstädt's cross to the far post just evades the stretching Boateng. That might just be that.
90'
+ 1

Substitution

sub
Maximilian Mittelstädt
Maximilian Mittelstädt
sub
Chidera Ejuke
Chidera Ejuke
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.
Chidera Ejuke
Chidera Ejuke 33.95km/h
2.
Marc-Oliver Kempf
Marc-Oliver Kempf 33.14km/h
3.
Ozan Kabak
Ozan Kabak 32.24km/h
89'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Handball?
Decision No penalty
87'

TSG THINK IT'S ALL OVER

Hoffenheim have the ball in the net but the away team's celebrations - led by Robert Skov, whose strike flew in - are short lived: there was an offside in the build-up.
85'

ALMOST SELKE

Ayyyy Davie Selke is *this* close to connecting with Jonjoe Kenny's brilliantly angled forward pass. The groans ring out among the home fans. That looked to have been Hertha's moment.
83'

BERLIN ROYALTY

The Prince is on in Berlin. Huge cheers greet Boateng as he replaces Hertha goalscorer, Lukebakio.
83'

Substitution

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Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng
sub
Dodi Lukébakio
Dodi Lukébakio
82'

TRIPLE CHANGE TSG

A Hoffenheim triple switch inside the final ten minutes. This game looks to be heading for a draw. Is there a hero out there who can bag their team all three points?
81'

Substitution

sub
Jacob Bruun Larsen
Jacob Bruun Larsen
sub
Christoph Baumgartner
Christoph Baumgartner
81'

Substitution

sub
Kevin Akpoguma
Kevin Akpoguma
sub
Stanley Nsoki
Stanley Nsoki
81'

Substitution

sub
Robert Skov
Robert Skov
sub
Angeliño
Angeliño
79'

Goal attempts
7 off target
4 on target
12 off target
3 on target
78'

CHANCES AT BOTH ENDS

At one end, Georginio Rutter rolls a tame shot at the target which Christensen saves with ease. At the other, Marco Richter tries, and fails, to beat Baumann from close range.
76'

BIG CHANCE TSG

Hoffenheim sub Angelo Stiller goes on a lovely run before passing in for Baumgartner. This is *the* chance TSG's No.14 has been waiting for. Alas, he drags his shot wide of the target
74'

HOFFENHEIM ATTACKING

Baumgartner and then Angelino look to create something in the final third but Hertha are looking solid in defence and manage to clear their lines easily enough.
72'

HERTHA CHANGES

Double swap for the Berliners with Selke and Richter on. This game needs a spark. Can the new arrivals conjure something here?
72'

Substitution

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Davie Selke
Davie Selke
sub
Wilfried Kanga
Wilfried Kanga
72'

Substitution

sub
Marco Richter
Marco Richter
sub
Suat Serdar
Suat Serdar
68'

KABAK SOLID

The game represents one more quality showing from Ozan Kabak in the Hoffenheim defence. The 22-year-old has won 78% of his challenges so far, and was also involved in his team's opening goal.
64'

HOFFENHEIM SWAP

Angelo Stiller is on to make his third Bundesliga appearance this season.
63'

Substitution

sub
Angelo Stiller
Angelo Stiller
sub
Dennis Geiger
Dennis Geiger
61'

LUKEBAKIO'S BERLIN FIRST

Harking back to Lukebakio's equaliser for Hertha as we watch Georginio Rutter enter the game, it was his third goal for the Berliners this season and his first here at the Olympiastadion.
61'

Substitution

sub
Georginio Rutter
Georginio Rutter
sub
Munas Dabbur
Munas Dabbur
59'

Goal attempts
6 off target
2 on target
10 off target
3 on target
56'

HERTHA ON FIRE

This could almost have been goal of the month, twice! Ejuke takes on all comers in the Hoffenheim area in a playground style. His shot is blocked, as is Sunjic's, but when the ball breaks to Lukebakio, the 24 year connects acrobatically and watches as his effort narrowly misses.
55'

BAUMGARTNER HAS A GO

Baumgartner gets into the Hertha area, twists one way, then the other and finally scuffs a shot that, despite it's lack of pace, has promise. The ball trickles not all that far wide.
53'

Fastest runner (km/h)
33.95
32.24
Chidera Ejuke Ozan Kabak
47'

HERTHA STRAIGHT AT IT

Ejuke shoots wide as the hosts go in search of the lead.
46'

HERTHA CHANGE

Hertha coach Schwarz has opted for a change at the break, with Agustin Paita entering the action.
46'

AWAY WE GO ... AGAIN

We're back underway in the second half ...
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Agustín Paita
Agustín Paita
sub
Filip Uremović
Filip Uremović
45'
+ 2

TOP ENTERTAINMENT

That was a highly entertaining first half. Both teams provided plenty of danger but the visitors edged the opening 45 minutes in terms of chances and possession. That said, we go in at the break level.
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ALMOST HOFFENHEIM

How has this not gone in? Kramaric thumps one at the target and the ball crashes off the underside of the crossbar. Grischa Prömel sends the loose ball back towards goal and Hertha somehow scramble it away.
43'

KABAK RISING

Angelino with a corner from the left that sees Kabak rising and connecting, but without any real power. Chance gone.
38'

HERTHA LEVEL

There wasn't much for the Hertha fans to cheer about after Hoffenheim's opener, but suddenly they were offered a chance. Angelino - involved in Kramaric's opener - plays the oddest of flighted passes across towards his own area. Ejuke pulls it down and immediately releases Lukebakio, who hits a delightful left-footed finish into the corner.
37'

Dodi Lukébakio

GOAL!

1 : 1
Dodi Lukébakio
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.
23 %
35'

Shots
1
2
Dodi Lukébakio Andrej Kramarić
32'

KRAMARIC'S BERLIN JOY

Of Kramaric's 91 Bundesliga goals, ten have come against Hertha, with eight of those scored in the capital. Hats off to that man.
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.
Marc-Oliver Kempf
Marc-Oliver Kempf 33.14km/h
2.
Munas Dabbur
Munas Dabbur 31.29km/h
3.
Christoph Baumgartner
Christoph Baumgartner 31.11km/h
29'

Yellow card

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Ivan Sunjic
Ivan Sunjic
29'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Dennis Geiger
Dennis Geiger
27'

THAT MAN KRAMARIC

He's done it! On his 200th Bundesliga appearance, Andrej Kramaric has opened the scoring. Angelino peels one back for Uremovic whose shot is going absolutely nowhere, until Kramaric expertly guides it home.
25'

Andrej Kramarić

GOAL!

0 : 1
Andrej Kramarić
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.
65 %
25'

Goal attempts
1 off target
1 on target
3 off target
1 on target
22'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Suat Serdar
Suat Serdar
21'

DECENT EFFORT, DABBUR

Solid work from Dabbur, who shows strength and good close control before whacking a low effort at the target. Christensen saves.
20'

ALMOST, TSG

Hoffenheim work a cheeky corner and the ball zips to the feet of Kramaric, who wellies one over the bar when well placed. The Croatian puts his hands on his head, and rightly so.
17'

LUKEBAKIO CHANCE

Ball into the Hertha box. It breaks for Lukebakio, who snatches at it, allowing Baumann to save with ease.
16'

xGoals

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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).
xGoals
0
0.17
0.02
0
Goals
12'

SET-PIECE WASTE

Big chance for Marvin Plattenhardt to do something from a free kick in a dangerous position on the right. The Hertha captain's delivery is just *ok* and Hoffenheim eventually clear. Meanwhile, Filip Uremovic has gone down and needs treatment.
8'

OLD LADY GO CLOSE

Oooh, solid chance for Hertha there. Serdar brilliantly feeds Kanga who is right in front of the target, has a little look up, and blasts away from goal. Groans among the home fans.
5'

HERTHA COUNTER

The visitors are dominating the ball in the early stages here but Hertha have just shown a glimpse of their counter-attacking game, the super quick Dodi Lukebakio sniffing for openings down the right.
2'

BAUMGARTNER THREAT

Christoph Baumgartner goes racing into the box and goes down under the challenge of two Hertha defenders. Probably a pen had the Hoffenheim man not strayed a fraction offside in the build up to that move.
1'

GAME ON !

After a brief issue with one of the goal nets, we're underway !
Kick-off!

IT'S ALMOST TIME !

So, we're almost ready for kick-off and the Olympiastadion is looking resplendent. It's Hoffenheim in sixth place - aiming to finish the day in third - against hosts Hertha back in 14th. We're all set.

KRAMARIC MILESTONE

All hail Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric, who is set to play his 200th Bundesliga match today. He's the sixth Croatian to hit the 200 mark and can boast 90 goals and 46 assists in that time.

HOFFENHEIM TEAM NEWS

The visitors show a couple of changes in their starting line-up compared to the team that began the scoreless draw against Freiburg on Matchday 7. Munas Dabbur makes his first start of the season, Stanley Nsoki his second. Georginio Rutter and Kevin Akpoguma drop to the bench as a result.
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HERTHA TEAM NEWS

Berliners boss Sandro Schwarz makes just one change to the side that started the 1-1 draw against Mainz last time out. Suat Serdar is in for Jean-Paul Boëtius in midfield.

HOFFENHEIM SUBS

Philipp, Akpoguma, Stiller, Rudy, Damar, Bruun Larsen, Skov, Rutter, Asllani

HOFFENHEIM STARTING XI

Baumann (c) - Kabak, Vogt, Nsoki - Kaderabek, Prömel, Geiger, Angelino - Baumgartner - Kramaric, Dabbur

HERTHA SUBS

Ernst, Paita, Mittelstädt, Dardai, Darida, Boateng, Selke, Jovetic, Richter

HERTHA STARTING XI

Christensen - Kenny, Uremovic, Kempf, Plattenhardt (c) - Tousart, Sunjic, Serdar - Lukebakio, Kanga, Ejuke

"IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET A BIRTHDAY WIN!"

Speaking of presents, it's TSG head coach Andre Breitenreiter's 49th birthday today and he's also hoping his side can provide him with three points as a gift. "It would obviously be nice if the lads come away with three points and get the win for me on my birthday," said Breitenreiter.

"WE WANT TO GIVE THE FANS A PRESENT!"

Hertha's Oliver Christensen has been speaking in the build-up to today's game, saying he and his teammates are desperate to give their fans something to celebrate at the Olympiastadion. "Hoffenheim will be our fourth home game and we would love to give the fans a present," he said. "Their support, whether it’s home or away, has been phenomenal. We want to enjoy a win with them."

WELCOME ALONG!

A very warm welcome to our live coverage of Hertha vs. Hoffenheim, where the hosts are looking for a first victory on home soil this term and the visitors can move to within a point of top spot if they leave Berlin with the win. Kick-off is at 3.30pm CEST, with teams news dropping about an hour before that so set your alarms now.
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