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·9 January 2021

TSG lose heavily to Schalke

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Setback for TSG Hoffenheim as they lose 4-0 (1-0) away to FC Schalke 04. TSG never recovered after the Royal Blues opened the scoring through Matthew Hoppe on the stroke of half-time and ultimately lost heavily to the Gelsenkircheners, who went into the game languishing at the foot of the table.

Personnel & tactics:

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Head coach Sebastian Hoeness made four changes to the starting XI that lost 3-1 against SC Freiburg in their last outing. The back three protecting goalkeeper Oliver Baumann consisted of Melayro Bogarde, Kevin Vogt and Stefan Posch, while Mijat Gaćinović (right) and Marco John (left) started in the wing-back berths. Diadie Samassékou assumed the defensive duties in central midfield, with Christoph Baumgartner and Andrej Kramarić a little further forward. Ishak Belfodil and Ihlas Bebou formed the strike partnership.

TSG made a double substitution in the 61st minute, with Kasim Adams and Sargis Adamyan replacing Samassékou and Belfodil. Bogarde pushed forward into midfield.

Moment of the match:

The opening goal: Alessandro Schöpf used his hand to block a pass from Ihlas Bebou on the edge of the Schalke box, but referee Felix Zwayer waved play on. Schalke quickly hit TSG on the counter-attack and took the lead through Matthew Hoppe just before half-time (43).

Number of the game: 5

Christoph Baumgartner received his fifth booking of the season in the 52nd minute for a foul on Suat Serdar and will now be suspended for next week's clash with Arminia Bielefeld.


FC Schalke 04: Fährmann – Becker, Kabak, Nastasic, Kolasinac – Stambouli, Serdar – Schöpf (Raman, 68), Uth (Oczipka, 73), Harit (Thiaw, 88) – Hoppe (Kutucu, 88)

TSG Hoffenheim: Baumann – Bogarde, Vogt, Posch – Gaćinović, Samassékou (Adams, 61), John – Baumgartner, Kramarić – Bebou, Belfodil (Adamyan, 61)

Goals: 1-0 Hoppe (42), 2-0 Hoppe (57), 3-0 Hoppe (63), 4-0 Harit (80)

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