Freiburg up and running with win at TSG
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Hoffenheim still pushing
Five minutes of stoppage time have been indicated. Baumann pulled off a good late save to keep his side in this one.
Hoffenheim have been linking up well as they seek to get back on level terms. Grifo could have restored Freiburg's two-goal lead around ten minutes into the second half though when he struck the post.
Hoffenheim pushing for an equaliser
The hosts have gone straight on the attack after scoring, and Kabak gets another short-range header from a corner. Atubolu has no trouble saving that one.
Kabak gives Hoffenheim hope!
Moments after clearing off the line to keep them in the game, Ozan Kabak smashes one in to halve their deficit after Freiburg fail to clear a cross.
Hoffenheim hopeful for more
The hosts can count themselves somewhat unfortunate to be two down at the break. They matched Freiburg's ten shots but their lack of a goal threat proved the difference. Freiburg almost grabbed a third at the start of the second period with Kabak clearing from the line to deny Gregoritsch.
Sallai makes it two
Freiburg are heading into half-time two up with Sallai turning the ball in during stoppage time.
Freiburg in front
Hoffenheim are behind despite their intent, with Freiburg captain Günter's dangerous cross from the left being diverted into his own net by new Hoffenheim defender Szalai.
Tussle in Hoffenheim
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Disallowed Hoffenheim goal
Kramaric bundled the ball in from close range after Freiburg goalkeeper Atubolu spilled the ball at his feet in saving a long-range effort, but it is chalked off for offside.
Bright start for Hoffenheim
The hosts have started on the front foot, with Prömel heading wide in the game's first chance.
The teams are out in Hoffenheim
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Two debuts for Freiburg
21-year-old goalkeeper Noah Atubolu is making his first Bundesliga appearance in goal for Freiburg following the departure of Mark Flekken. Another 21-year-old, Merlin Röhl, makes his first start in midfield for the visitors, who finished fifth last season. Hoffenheim, who emerged from a tight relegation battle to finish 12th, have three new signings starting - Marius Bülter, Florian Grillitsch and Attila Szalai.
Hoffenheim starting XI
Baumann (c) - Kabak, Brooks, Szalai - Kaderabek, Prömel, Grillitsch, Stiller, Bülter - Kramaric, Bebou
Philipp, Vogt, Akpoguma, Justvan, Samassekou, Becker, Bischof, Beier, Skov
Freiburg starting XI
Atubolu - Kübler, Ginter, Lienhart, Günter (c) - Röhl, Eggestein - Sallai, Höler, Grifo - Gregoritsch
Müller, Schmidt, Gulde, Sildillia, Schlotterbeck, Weißhaupt, Keitel, Doan, Breunig
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