Status: 02/21/2021 8:52 p.m.
The “Resterampe” from 1899 Hoffenheim ended a bitter week of football in a conciliatory manner and increased Werder Bremen’s worries. Coach Sebastian Hoeneß’s team won 4-0 (2-0) on Sunday evening at the end of the 22nd Bundesliga matchday, thus overtaking their direct rivals in the table.
In front of the empty ranks due to corona, Ihlas Bebou (26th minute), Christoph Baumgartner (44th), Munas Dabbur (49th) and Georginio Rutter (90th) scored the goals for the Kraichgauer, who were able to celebrate a success for the first time after four competitive games without a win . Hoffenheim are now eight points ahead of relegation rank 16, while coach Florian Kohfeldt’s team has only five points after the third winless league game in a row.
1899 coach Sebastian Hoeneß could of course be satisfied: “From the first to the last minute that was a completely convincing performance by the team today,” the coach told the sports show, “good spirit on the pitch and then of course the efficiency that we have been talking about recently. ” Over the past few weeks, Hoffenheim had repeatedly deprived themselves of victory due to insufficient exploitation of opportunities. “ The first two goals were extremely cheap. That has not happened to us this season. It destroyed our game. The defeat is clear and deserved. With such a performance it becomes difficult against any opponent,” said Bremen’s
The odor Gebre Selassie “sky”.
Hoffenheim without 13 players
The permanently troubled TSG, which this time had to do without a total of 13 players, put away the two bitter draws against Dortmund (2: 2 after leading) and Molde FK (3: 3 after 3: 1) and in the end deservedly won. Three days after the Europa League game against Norway’s outsider, which took place in Villarreal, Spain, due to the corona, Hoeneß motivated his team to perform very well despite the many failures.
The guests from Bremen, who had not conceded more than one goal in seven competitive games in a row, acted courageously at first, but were repeatedly surprised by the high pace of the Hoffenheim offensive around Bebou, Baumgartner and Dabbur.
Bremen starts with a swing, but doesn’t score
The bustling Joshua Sargent came to deals several times, but remained harmless for the case of jubilee Oliver Baumann (350th Bundesliga game).
When Felix Agu fell after a duel with Kasim Adams in the penalty area (24th), referee Robert Schröder let go. A few minutes later Bebou was free after a great play by the strong Diadie Samassekou and shot to take the lead. The videographer checked the scene again, but the gate counted.
Defensive failure even after the break
The Kraichgauer did not let up and added at the ideal time – shortly before the break – after: With great determination, the dynamic Baumgartner prevailed against Werder’s back three and pushed past Jiri Pavlenka to 2-0 with the last of his strength.
After the break, the Bremen team blundered defensively again: Bebou broke through to the right, crossed into the middle to Dabbur, who completed the five-meter space without any problems and undisturbed. Werder last conceded three goals or more in November at 3: 5 at VfL Wolfsburg. From then on, Hoffenheim didn’t have to do much and even increased to 4-0 thanks to debutant Ritter.
The defeat of Bremen, who had a very bad day, was okay even at this level. “I would call that a collective failure today,” said SVW coach Kohfeldt on the ARD microphone after the game, “everything that has distinguished us in the past few weeks was not there.”
Hoffenheim: Second leg in the Europa League, Werder have to play against Frankfurt in the league
Hoffenheim’s next opponent in the league is Union Berlin in a week (28.02.21, 1.30 p.m.). But before that, the team still has the second leg in the Europa League against FK Molde in front of their chest (02.25.21, 6.55 p.m.). Bremen, on the other hand, opens the 23rd matchday on Friday evening (02.26.21, 8.30 p.m.) and has the strong Frankfurter Eintracht as a guest in the Weserstadion.