• FT

    Bayern

    3

    Hamburg SV

    1

  • FT

    FC Augsburg

    4

    B'weig

    1

  • FT

    Hannover 96

    3

    Nurnberg

    3

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    Mainz

    0

    Gladbach

    0

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    Hoffenheim

    2

    Dortmund

    2

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    Wolfsburg

    3

    Stuttgart

    1

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

Rhein-Neckar Arena

Attendance: 30150

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TSG Hoffenheim

  • Sven Schipplock 17'
  • Kevin Volland 37'

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Borussia Dortmund

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 44'
  • Lukasz Piszczek 67'

TSG Hoffenheim v Borussia Dortmund: Preview

PA Sport

Hoffenheim will be bidding to evoke the spirit of last season's finale when they host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

A dramatic 2-1 win on the final day saved Hoffenheim from relegation in the dying minutes of the campaign and now they face Dortmund once again having come on leaps and bounds from that dramatic encounter.

``Everybody knows what happened back then,'' said coach Markus Gisdol. ``I don't need to remind anybody about it in particular.

``We were pretty desperate back then but now we have grown as a team. You can see clear signs of progress.''

Dortmund made progress this week by reaching the last 16 of the Champions League also in dramatic circumstances.

A late Kevin Grosskreutz goal earned them victory in Marseille and top spot in their group ahead of Arsenal and Napoli, on the same number of points, due to their superior head-to-head record.

``A win like that can lift the spirits a lot but, on the other hand, it was psychologically and physically very trialling for them,'' Gisdol told Sky Sport, unsure as to what to expect from the Westphalians off the back of that result.

Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp was able to oblige the answer at his pre-match press conference.

``We had a good night's sleep but we know that alone is not going to help us against Hoffenheim,'' he said.

``We're going to try to play so we can avoid any dirty headlines and collect points.''

Dortmund's injury situation has not improved, although Klopp does have Manuel Friedrich available after being cup-tied in midweek.

``With so many injured players, there's only one side who could cope and carry on picking up points and that's Bayern Munich,'' he said.

``We're not them so we're just going to have to squeeze the best we can out of the remainder of the first half of the season.''

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