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90' + 2'
Mikel Merino
P. Aubameyang
86'
K. Vogt
Yellow Card
86'
S. Rudy
Yellow Card
83'
A. Ramos
C. Pulisic
69'
E. Mor
O. Dembélé
61'
B. Atik
K. Demirbay
58'
A. Kramarić
M. Uth
58'
K. Demirbay
Yellow Card
48'
O. Dembélé
Assist
48'
P. Aubameyang
Goal
41'
M. Reus
Yellow 2nd/RC
39'
B. Hübner
Yellow Card
30'
N. Süle
Yellow Card
27'
Bartra
Yellow Card
20'
B. Hübner
Assist
20'
S. Wagner
Goal
11'
O. Dembélé
Assist
11'
M. Götze
Goal
9'
M. Reus
Yellow Card
3'
B. Hübner
Assist
3'
M. Uth
Goal
2
5
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
4
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 4
Total Passes 455 393

Commentary

That's all for our live coverage from Sinsheim, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
Mark Uth got the scoring started for Hoffenheim, and Sandro Wagner ensured they went into the break up a goal and a man, but it wasn't meant to be in the end. Their unbeaten record remains intact, but they're forced to settle for a share of the spoils.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half goal salvages a point for Thomas Tuchel's side, despite being down to 10 men following Marco Reus' 41st minute sending off.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: HOFFENHEIM 2-2 DORTMUND.
Mikel Merino
P. Aubameyang
Borussia Dortmund
90' + 2' Dortmund making a late change here, now setting their sights on leaving here with a point. It's Aubameyang who goes off, replaced for the final minute by Mikel Merino.
90' THAT SHOULD BE IN! Kramaric can't believe he hasn't bulged the back of the net there as he's picked out in space in the area, but directs a first-time effort too close to Weidenfeller who is able to make the save! Three minutes to be added on here...
88' No way through at the moment for Hoffenheim, while, despite being a man down, Dortmund remain a real threat on the break. Tuchel's side have done so well to organise themselves following the Reus sending off. They look more defensively sound with 10 men than they did in the entire first half.
K. Vogt
Yellow Card
Hoffenheim
86' Vogt is also booked here. Make that five yellows for Hoffenheim.
S. Rudy
Yellow Card
Hoffenheim
86' Rudy picks up the fourth booking of the night for the hosts, for blocking Mor's run on the break.
85' HUGE CALL HERE! A perfectly timed run and excellently weighted throughball sees Toljan sent through on goal. The full-back tries to round Weidenfeller, cutting onto his right, before going down in the area, but the referee says no penalty! He had a good look there, and it really could have gone either way. Big, big decision.
A. Ramos
C. Pulisic
Borussia Dortmund
83' Tuchel goes to his bench for a second time tonight as Adrian Ramos is called upon to replace Pulisic.
81' STAT: Thomas Tuchel is yet to lose in Sinsheim (W3, D3) - he's not visited any other side as often in the top flight without suffering at least one defeat.
79' Approaching the final 10 minutes here and really no result would be a surprise at this point. As cliche as it sounds, this really could go either way. It's perfectly poised ahead of what promises to be a tense finish in Sinsheim.
77' STRAIGHT AT BAUMANN! Easily gathered in the end for the Hoffenheim, as Aubameyang volleys an effort at goal from the edge of the area following a corner. It was a straightforward stop, but a warning nonetheless from the visitors.
75' Everyone forward for Hoffenheim, who aren't afraid to go for it. Their unbeaten record is on the line, but they're not going to simply settle for the draw - they want all three points. A good passage of play results in a shooting chance for Toljan, but he skies his effort - that's not who you want it falling to if you're Hoffenheim.
73' The script has flipped from the first half. Hoffenheim are now the ones enjoying more possession, without being able to break Dortmund down, while the visitors are biding their time between chances on the break, looking threatening on the counter.
71' STAT: Dortmund are on a three-game winless run on the road in all competitions. They've never gone four matches without an away victory under Tuchel.
E. Mor
O. Dembélé
Borussia Dortmund
69' Dembele goes off on a stretcher, head in hands, and it's Emre Mor who replaces him. Hopefully for the sake of the visitors it's not an injury that will keep him out beyond tonight - though it appears rather ominous.
67' Dortmund may be forced into their first change here, as Dembele looks in a lot of pain after a rather innocuous coming together with Hubner. He just seemed to jar something, and remains down as the stretcher comes out for him.
65' The hosts are growing more comfortable in possession, as they start to park themselves in the attacking half. Weidenfeller continues to look awfully shaky in goal, and Hoffenheim need to make more of a point of testing him with regularity. He's already proven to be a bit of a liability tonight.
63' Hoffenheim are using their man-advantage well, swarming the ball when Dortmund are in possession, but the sheer talent and individual skill of some of the visitors in attack is helping to combat this heavy pressing. Still, there's a real spring in the step of the hosts. They won't be outworked.
B. Atik
K. Demirbay
Hoffenheim
61' A second change for Hoffenhiem in nearly as many minutes, as Kerem Demirbay is replaced by Baris Atik.
60' STAT: The last three meetings between these sides in Sinsheim have finished level. TSG haven't lost a home game against Dortmund for four years (1-3, with Mario Götze scoring the opener).
A. Kramarić
M. Uth
Hoffenheim
58' The first change of the night is made by the hosts, as Andrej Kramaric comes on to replace the scorer of Hoffenheim's first goal, Mark Uth.
K. Demirbay
Yellow Card
Hoffenheim
58' Demirbay had little chance at winning the ball back there. His lunge into the path of Gotze proved really unnecessary as a result, as the referee produces a yellow card.
56' Dembele is proving an absolute nightmare for this Hoffenheim defence, who, despite having the extra man, cannot find a way to slow him down. Another delightful run sees him break into attack, before winning a free-kick, and Dembele is rather livid, throwing his glove into the ground in disgust as the referee doesn't produce a booking for the penalised player.
54' IMPORTANT CLEARANCE! Absolutelty sensational running from Demirbay on the flank, producing a nutmeg of Schmelzer before skipping past another challenge as he breaks into the penalty area. He drives in a cross from the touchline, but Bender is first to it!
52' Dortmund flexing their muscles in this second half, showing their resilience. They may be a man down, but they won't go down without a fight. They're battling admirably, suggesting we're in for a real entertaining second half. The points are very much up for grabs.
50' STAT: That goal was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 100th competitive goal for Dortmund, in his 164th appearance.
O. Dembélé
Assist
Borussia Dortmund
48' Dembele is having himself a sensational Friday night! He picks up his second assist here.
P. Aubameyang
Goal
Borussia Dortmund
48' AND JUST LIKE THAT DORTMUND ARE LEVEL! Wagner hits the post at one end, and seconds later, they concede! Dembele the architect again as he produces a perfectly weighted throughball to send in Aubameyang, who controls with the first touch and chips Baumann with the second!
48' OFF THE POST! That should have been three! Dortmund carved open once again and Wagner is able to get on the end of a cross in from the right, but his first-time effort smacks off the near post!
46' Back underway in Sinsheim!
A wild and action-packed first half comes to an end at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena with the hosts in front. Mario Gotze's goal pulled Dortmund level after Mark Uth had given Hoffenheim the lead inside of three minutes, but a Sandro Wagner header shortly after pegged the visitors back yet again. It got worse for Dortmund, who are now down to 10 men following the sending off of Marco Reus late in the half. Plenty of work to be done for Thomas Tuchel's side, while Hoffenheim's unbeaten record appears safe for now.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: HOFFENHEIM 2-1 DORTMUND.
45' There will be just one minute added on at the end of this first half.
43' Dortmund just hanging on here as they try and get this one through to half-time. Tuchel is unhappy with the red card decision, but that's a poor intervention from Reus regardless. On a yellow already, he should know better. He can't be giving the referee a decision to make.
M. Reus
Yellow 2nd/RC
Borussia Dortmund
41' REUS IS OFF! Dortmund down a goal, now down to 10 men, and it's not even half-time! Schmelzer smacks his free-kick into the wall and Hoffenheim break quickly. Amiri goes down a bit easy as Reus tugs him back, but the referee says it's enough of a foul as he produces a second yellow!
B. Hübner
Yellow Card
Hoffenheim
39' Dembele at it again! More excellent dribbling from the attacker forces Hubner into a panicked challenge which sees him into the book - but more importantly, wins Dortmund a free-kick right on the edge of the penalty area.
38' Pressure slowly building as the yellow shirts of Dortmund swarm the Hoffenheim penalty area like bees. Dembele remains incredibly lively, proving a real threat every time he gets the ball at his feet.
36' The game remains very stretched as we enter the final 10 minutes of the first half. Hoffenheim aren't reluctant to commit numbers forward on the break, and Dortmund are becoming increasingly wary. The visitors are enjoying plenty of possession, but they're struggling to break down this stern back line.
34' Toljan proves too quick for Bender, as he's tripped up on the break, winning the hosts a free-kick in a threatening position to whip in a cross. The subsequent delivery has good height and pace behind it from Demirbay, but Bartra is able to be first to it.
32' STAT: Dortmund have now gone nine competitive away games without keeping a clean sheet - their longest wait for one since 2009/10 (10).
N. Süle
Yellow Card
Hoffenheim
30' Sule a bit unlucky here. He slides in with a well-timed challenge and gets all of the ball as he turns Schmelzer aside on the flank, but he came in with some force and the referee deems it was reckless, pulling out the yellow card for the second time in three minutes.
Bartra
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
27' Bartra proves a bit over-eager to win the ball high up the pitch, following a Dortmund corner, and he sees yellow as a result.
26' Plenty of possession again for Dortmund as they search for a second equaliser. A perfectly weighted pass sends Pulisic through in the right channel, but his low delivery is turned behind smartly at the near post by Hubner. Hoffenheim playing with confidence all throughout their team.
24' Listen to these fans! This is a club that has never qualified for European competition in their history, but with the winter break quickly approaching, they remain unbeaten - the only side along with Real Madrid yet to lose in Europe's top-five leagues. They believe, and why shouldn't they?
22' STAT: Only Bayern (68) and Dortmund (58) have won more points than TSG (49) since Julian Nagelsmann took over on 11th February 2016.
B. Hübner
Assist
Hoffenheim
20' Hubner did well to win the initial header and he's rewarded with the assist.
S. Wagner
Goal
Hoffenheim
20' LEAD RESTORED! The goals continue to come flying in here in Hoffenheim! The hosts make the most of their subsequent corner, with Hubner heading towards goal and Wagner getting just enough of a touch as it comes through to flick it beyond Weidenfeller, who again should have probably done better there!
19' LOVELY EFFORT! Hoffenheim, so dangerous on the counter, break in numbers through Demirbay. A pair of runs off the ball open up space for a shot for the midfielder, and he drives a dipping effort towards goal that Weidenfeller rather ungainly parries.
17' Dortmund remain in the ascendency, continuing to build on their equaliser. Still, there's a real sense of confidence in the Hoffenheim side as they close their gaps with great intensity and apply relentless pressure on the ball in an attempt to win back possession.
15' There was a hint of goals in this game given the attacking pedigree of both sides, and they have delivered thus far. It's been a wonderfully entertaining start, with both sides getting forward at every opportunity in the early going, not with reckless abandon, but a calculated fearlessness.
13' STAT: Hoffenheim haven't won any of their last seven competitive games against BVB (D3, L4 - six Bundesliga clashes, one DFB Cup tie).
O. Dembélé
Assist
Borussia Dortmund
11' The finish from Gotze was excellent, but the run from Dembele in the build-up tops it. He opened up all that space for Gotze, and served it up to him in the perfect shooting area, picking up the assist.
M. Götze
Goal
Borussia Dortmund
11' THERE'S THE RESPONSE! A sensational, probing run from Dembele sees him burst into attack, before poking a pass across for Gotze, who produces an exceptional first-time finish, curling an effort beyond Baumann and in at the far post!
M. Reus
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
9' The frustrating start continues for Dortmund as Reus proves a bit overaggressive in trying to win the ball back, going through his opponent, and that sees him into the book early on here.
7' SHOULD BE LEVEL! An absolutely stunning delivery there from Ginter! He cuts onto his left and bends a perfectly floated delivery in towards the far post, serving it up for Schmelzer, but the full-back sends his header wide! He has to be doing better there!
5' It's an absolute nightmare for Dortmund early on here, as they continue to come under pressure from this Hoffenheim side that's come flying out of the gate. It's been a remarkable start from the Bundesliga's lone unbeaten side, and they've caught Dortmund cold on this chilly winter night in Germany.
B. Hübner
Assist
Hoffenheim
3' Hubner provided the ball in for Uth and is credited with the assist.
M. Uth
Goal
Hoffenheim
3' DREAM START FOR THE HOSTS! What in the world was Weidenfeller doing there?! The keeper is caught in no-man's land, while the Dortmund defence stand and stare as Mark Uth pounces on a throughball, rounds the keeper and tucks in a confident finish at the far post!
1' AND WE'RE OFF! Dortmund in all yellow as they get us underway, attacking left to right, with Hoffenheim in blue with black and white trim.
Thomas Tuchel makes four changes from the draw at Koln last weekend. Sven Bender and Marc Bartra are brought into defence with Lukasz Piszczek and Sokratis Papastathopoulos out injured, while Christian Pulisic and Mario Gotze come into midfield at the expense of Erik Durm and Gonzalo Castro, the latter of which just returned to training yesterday.
Julian Nagelsmann makes three changes to his side from their 0-0 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt last Friday. Sebastian Rudy returns from injury, pushing Eugen Polanski to the bench, while Kerem Demirbay comes in to replace Lukas Rupp. Andrej Kramaric drops to the bench as Mark Uth is brought into attack to partner Sandro Wagner.
SUBS: Mor, Ramos, Schurrle, Kagawa, Merino, Passlack, Bonmann.
DORTMUND (4-5-1): Weidenfeller; Ginter, Bender, Bartra, Schmelzer; Pulisic, Dembele, Weigl, Gotze, Reus; Aubameyang.
SUBS: Bicakcic, Polanski, Zuber, Kramaric, Szalai, Stolz, Atik.
HOFFENHEIM (3-5-2): Baumann; Sule, Vogt, Hubner; Kaderabek, Demirbay, Rudy, Amiri, Toljan; Wagner, Uth.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
Dortmund’s struggles in the league this season have come predominantly away from home, picking up 17 of 21 points at the Signal Iduna Park, compared to 8 of 21 on their travels. Tuchel has to find a solution if they want back into the title race.
Among the clubs chasing them are Thomas Tuchel’s Dortmund, pitting together two of the best managers in the division, with just one point separating the two sides – a huge match with the winter break looming.
The club, which finished just one point above the bottom-three a season ago, currently sits fourth in the Bundesliga, in a Champions League spot, just seven points off the top – the only team in the German top-flight yet to lose a league match.
Julian Nagelsmann continues to prove himself as one of the best young managers in the world of football for the job he’s done, and continues to do, this season in Hoffenheim.
Hello and welcome to live coverage from the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena as Hoffenheim put the Bundesliga’s lone unbeaten record to the test when they host Borussia Dortmund, as two top-four hopefuls square up.
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