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On the sixth and final day of the Champions League group stage, a match in Group F will take place at Etihad Stadium: Manchester City will host TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The Citizens have after five games ten points in the account and thus already the round of 16 ticket in the bag. Lyon is second with seven points. With another point against Hoffenheim City could then also clear the group victory. The Hoffenheim have no chance on the knockout round of the premier class. If Donetsk lose the parallel match at home to Olympique Lyon, TSG can still reach the Europa League with their own win.
Both teams met for the first time on Matchday 2. The team of Pep Guardiola won 2-1 in Sinsheim. Already nine times Manchester received German teams in their own stadium. There were six wins, two draws and one defeat. City scored eleven goals in the last three games. Hoffenheim had previously ran once in a Premier League team: In the playoffs for the Champions League group stage 2017/18 you lost 2-4 in Liverpool.
On Saturday, it happened: Manchester City conceded on the 16th Matchday of the Premier League with the 0-2 at Chelsea, the first league defeat this season. So you had to give the league lead to Liverpool. In addition, a series of season-spanning 21 league games in a row ended without defeat. During this period, there had been 18 wins and three draws. The record of Pep Guardiola in the league can still be seen. Of his 92 games so far, the Spanish coach won 68 and lost only nine, including three against Chelsea. Even after the bankruptcy Guardiola was not dissatisfied with his team. He said Chelsea would have been better the first eight or ten minutes after the break. Otherwise, his team would have played fantastic. As always, the Citizens had played brilliantly and with much speed. But this time, the champion was able to earn only a few chances by his quick thrusts for ball winning.
City rarely found their way to the goal against the dense blues. Again and again the players searched the passways backwards or over the wings, but without success. In the Champions League, the team of coach Pep Guardiola had suffered on the first matchday with the 1: 2 at home against Olympique Lyon a bust. In the Premier League, the reigning champion is now one point behind the Reds. With 45 hits, the Citizens have the best offensive of the highest English league. With 14 hits, City is also the most dangerous team in the premier class so far. The record from the last ten European games is four wins, a draw and five defeats. City had won all home games in the group stage in the preseason. Center-forward Sergio Aguero is beaten. By contrast, Benjamin Mendy will be missed. Kevin De Bruyne may return to the squad following an outside ligament injury in his right knee.
For four competitive games, the Hoffenheim wait for a victory. At the weekend you did not get past a 2: 2 at VfL Wolfsburg. The TSG formed first in 4-3-3 with Vogt before the defense. The ball was left to the wolves and lurked after their ball losses on counterattack. After the early deficit, the hosts were able to turn the game until the 31st Minute by unfortunate Hoffenheim defensive behavior. Only in the second round could the eleven of Julian Nagelsmann by the offensive change to a 3-5-2 again get more access and secure a point. With the 2: 2 missed the Kraichgauer after the 3: 1 in Hannover, the 3: 1 in Nuremberg, the 4: 1 in Leverkusen and the 3: 3 in Berlin the fifth away game in a row, in which they could score at least three hits ,
Thus, the TSG remains on the one hand, the team that earns the front of the league the most scoring chances, on the other hand, but also finds no consistency on the defensive. Only once in this season remained Hoffenheim without conceding. With 22 points after 14 games, the Kraichgauer ranked 7th in the Bundesliga. Both away and at home, the TSG could get eleven points. With 17 away goals Hoffenheim is the offensively strongest team in foreign countries. In the European Cup, the nail men are facing the final end. Hoffenheim have been able to win a European Cup match of 13 games so far: 3-1 in the group stage of the previous Europa League season at home against Istanbul Basaksehir. There were three draws and two defeats in this Champions League season. Only with the first victory in the Champions League you can still overwinter in the European Cup. Coach Julian Nagelsmann has to give up the suspended Demirbay and Szalai.
Manchester City vs Hoffenheim head to head matches
02.10.18 CL Hoffenheim Manchester City 1 : 2