Hoffenheim brave – but too naive for Liverpool
Update Sinsheim – Hoffenheim misses a home win in the first leg of the Champions League play-off. An 18-year-old and an own goal seal the defeat – but there is some hope. TSG Hoffenheim’s dream of winning the Champions League has almost come true. The European Cup debutant lost the qualifying match against Jürgen Klopps FC Liverpool despite bold performance 1:2 (0:1) (TICKER to read), but in order to still have a chance of the group stage of the royal class, coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team will have to win as the first German team with a 2:1 or higher on Wednesday at the legendary Anfield Road (playing schedule of the Champions League The Hoffenheim Wall did not jump up closed, but in the 73rd century it was not closed. In the ninth minute, Havard Nordtveit faked a shot from James Milner into his own goal. The goal was preceded by a free-kick in the midfield, with the ball not yet resting. Referee Björn Kuipers did not see the situation, but Hoffenheim’ s Nadiem Amiri was close to the ball, but complained with a fellow player and did not prevent the free-kick from being taken quickly. Liverpool took advantage of the situation:”You can discuss, but then I have to take the ball in my hand or play away five meters so that he can’t continue the game at that place. Until then, the TSG, which is worth at least 12 million euros, had kept up and controlled the ball, but Andrej Kramaric also missed a huge opportunity when he failed to score a very weak penalty kick from Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (12). Marc Uth (87th) gave the 1899 fans hope for the return leg:”We would have liked to have won and at least deserved to have played in a draw. We played bravely. Liverpool coach Klopp was not happy with the outcome of the game, but I was satisfied with the penalty kick and the second goal,”said Nagelsmann, adding that Liverpool coach Klopp was satisfied with the return leg,” I’m quite satisfied with the performance. 2:1 is better than 1:0. But we would have liked to have won 2-0. The goal just before the end is not quite favorable for us. We could have scored one more goal or another,”said Klopp,”We need Anfield in the return leg. The goals have made the difference – and that we didn’t take advantage of the opportunities,”said goalkeeper Oliver Baumann on ZDF in 1899:” We can’t make the goals. Liverpool’s German international Emre Can said:”It’s a good result for us. But we must not let up any slack next week”In the first European Cup match in the club’s history, the TSG got off to a good start. The Nagelsmann team rushed forward with much speed, courage and determination. Kramaric then lost his nerve in the controversial penalty shot three minutes later, and Klopp’s star shopper Mohamed Salah narrowly missed the ball after a hair-raising mistake by 1899 captain Kevin Vogt. Liverpool, which seemed to be defensively unstable at the start of the third Klopp season, was strengthened, with Nagelsmann changing his starting line-up to six positions for the first-million-pound match compared to his less convincing first-round victory in the DFB Cup. Maybe next week they’ll go in,”Wagner said to Sky,” Gnabry was quite inconspicuous in the first half, but he managed to get the penalty kick out. In the 43rd. On his return to Germany, Klopp trusted the same starter who had only made it to a 3-3 lead at the opening match of the Premier League at Watford. The former master coach of Borussia Dortmund had spent around 51 million euros in the summer – more than twice as much as Hoffenheim, and Liverpool’s 42-million-man Salah continued to cause unrest in the Hoffenheimer penalty area in the second half of the match, but they never gave up. Wagner repeatedly whipped the 1899 fans to continue supporting the team, failing Hoffenheim in the return leg next week (from 8.30 pm in the LIVETICKER) and last season’s fourth place in the European League.