The visitors went in front when man of the moment Franco Di Santo lashed in the opener, and although Ermin Bicakcic restored parity before the break, Philipp Bargfrede proved the thorn in Hoffenheim’s side once again by striking a second-half winner.
TSG out of luck
In Di Santo, Bremen boast one of the league’s most dangerous goalscorers on current form, and it was hardly a surprise that the Argentine struck the opening goal, latching onto a loose ball to fire home his third goal of 2015. It was the price Hoffenheim paid for a slow start to the game, but they were level shortly before the break when Bicakcic headed home a flick-on from a corner.
Markus Gisdol’s men would have been confident of taking the game to their opponents in the second half, but in Bargfrede, Bremen had another good luck charm, and after more good work from Di Santo, the 25-year-old sent a low shot past the keeper with the aid of a deflection to settle the points, ensuring that three of his four Bundesliga goals have now come against the Sinsheimers.
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