Bundesliga, 22nd matchday
TSG can still win and don’t give Werder Bremen a chance at home. A double strike from Hoffenheim shortly before and after the break makes everything clear.
Debacle for Werder Bremen in the away game at TSG Hoffenheim. The green-whites lost 0: 4 (0: 2) at the Kraichgauer on Sunday evening and received a severe blow. The Hoffenheim, however, were able to win again for the first time after four games. Ihlas Bebou (26th), Christoph Baumgartner (44th), Munas Dabbur (49th) and Georginio Rutter (90th) scored against disappointing Bremer.
Hoffenheim is now eight points ahead of relegation rank 16, Florian Kohfeldt’s team is only five points after the third winless league game in a row. The permanently troubled TSG, which had to do without a total of 13 players on Sunday due to injuries and Corona, put away the two bitter draws against Dortmund (2: 2 after leading) and Molde FK (3: 3 after 3: 1) and won earned in the end.
Bremen initially had more of the game
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, initially acted brave, but were repeatedly surprised by the high speed of the TSG offensive around Bebou, Baumgartner and Dabbur.
The Kohfeldt-Elf had more of the game in the initial phase. The bustling Joshua Sargent came to deals several times, but they were not dangerous for the jubilee Oliver Baumann (350th Bundesliga game). When Felix Agu, who was used for the missing Ludwig Augustinsson, fell after a duel with Kasim Adams in the penalty area (24th), referee Robert Schröder let go.
Werder failed defensively
A few minutes later, after a great pass from the strong Diadie Samassekou, Bebou was free and took the lead. The videographer checked the scene again, but the gate counted. 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, TSG 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.