News : Hoffenheim overtakes – Sport – SZ.de
Sebastian Hoeneß’s team suffers from injuries and corona – but with a 4-0 win against Werder Bremen, they increase the distance to the relegation place.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim ended a bitter week in a forgiving manner. Coach Sebastian Hoeneß’s team won 4-0 (2-0) against Werder Bremen on Sunday evening and overtook their direct rivals in the table. Ihlas Bebou (26th), Christoph Baumgartner (44th), Munas Dabbur (49th) and Georginio Rutter (90th) scored the goals for the Kraichgauer, who celebrated a success for the first time after four competitive games without a win.
Hoffenheim are now eight points ahead of the relegation rank, Florian Kohfeldt’s Bremen team is only five points after the third winless league game in a row. “The first two goals were extremely cheap,” said Bremen’s Theodor Gebre Selassie on Sky. “That has not happened to us this season. It destroyed our game. With such a performance it becomes complicated against any opponent.”
The permanently troubled TSG, which had to do without a total of 13 players on Sunday due to injuries and Corona, put the two bitter draws against Dortmund (2: 2 after the lead) and Molde FK (3: 3 after 3: 1) away and won deservedly in the end.
Three days after the Europa League game against Norway’s outsider Molde, which took place in Villarreal in Spain due to the corona, Sebastian 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 Bremen defeat was okay even at this level.