Star coach Pep Guardiola (47) remains unbeaten in the Champions League against German clubs (nine duels). And the 2:1 against Hoffenheim hurt the German fans especially badly.
The title contender has had a hard time against buddy coach Julian Nagelsmann (31) for a long time. Until David Silva Pep and the Englishmen are relieved in the 87th minute. Posch wants to take down a cross with his chest in the five-meter room and overlooks opponent Silva. The Spaniard thanks and pushes past Baumann to victory.
After the 1:2 in the opening match against Lyon, Manchester City remains a huge relief for title candidate Manchester. A bitter disappointment for royal class newcomer Hoffenheim.
It is the first duel between Nagelsmann and Guardiola (from 2013 to 2016 at Bayern). Nevertheless, the two know each other, write SMS regularly. The first goal is scored even faster than a short message is written!
After only 44 seconds, Belfodil makes it 1-0 for Hoffenheim. Demirbay previously served him with a cream pass. The fastest goal Manchester City have ever scored in the Champions League.
A hammer start for Hoffenheim! Although the TSG have to do without ten injured players. Left-back Nico Schulz (25/thigh) also left the field. Even Alfons Amade (18) is sitting on the bench due to staff shortages. In the afternoon he was still 45 minutes on the pitch with the U19 in the Uefa-Youth-League.
Nagelsmann voluntarily renounces even more experience, puts Bittencourt and Kramaric (53rd minute for Szalai) on the bench. Instead he brings three strikers with Szalai, Joelinton and Belfodil – brave!
For comparison: Hoffenheim (age average 24.8 years) has the experience of 27 Champions League games (1 goal) in the starting eleven, the Man City eleven (28.4 years) has 406 games (65 goals). As already with the 1:2 on the weekend against Leipzig Nagelsmann remains only an emergency defense. Not going against Peps high-speed storm for a long time well. Check out Pocketwin for more details about their bonuses.
8th minute: Brenet loses sight of Sané. The ex-Schalker keeps the overview freestanding in front of Baumann and crosses Agüero. Brenet is late for the second time against the Argentinian – 1:1.
National player Leroy Sané is getting better and better after his World Cup break-out and bumping start to the season. Already his second goal in the second Champions League game of the season.
Ilkay Gündogan is also in the starting eleven, remains inconspicuous and has to leave the pitch in the 68th minute. Apparently muscular problems at the thigh. Will he be fit again before the next international match against Holland (Nations League) in a week and a half?
Strong von Hoffenheim that, despite the early equaliser, they will not lose courage and will continue to attack. Belfodil missed a cross by a narrow margin (36th) and failed against goalkeeper Ederson (39th). In his own box, Baumann saves strongly against Sterling (16th) and Agüero (35th). Sanè fails at the storming Baumann. Lucky for Hoffenheim that referee Skomina does not decide on penalty (73.).