Result: Bayern Munich 5-2 Hoffenheim
Date: 27 January 2018
Venue: Allianz Arena
Despite trailing in the opening minutes, Bayern Munich still came out on top to defeat Hoffenheim 5-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Allianz Arena.
The game got off to a flyer and Hoffenheim looked as if they really were the bogey team The Bavarians feared. Hoffenheim got on the scoreboard after a controversial penalty won by Serge Gnabry and taken by the man himself was saved by Sven Ulreich but the ball bounced up for Mark Uth, who tapped it in to give his team an early lead. (0-1) .
Hoffenheim looked very composed in the opening minutes and they were rewarded with another goal to double their lead when the man on loan from Bayern, Gnabry got on the scoreboard for Die Kraichgauer. Gnabry snatched up a ball outside the box which he shot straight past Ulreich after a mistake by Jerome Boateng (0-2).
Despite falling behind on the scoreboard, Die Roten still looked dangerous on attack and they crept back slowly with goals by Robert Lewandoski and Jerome Boateng in quick succession.
The first half ended all square as the hosts went into the cloakroom with their tails up.
Josef Heynckes’ men started to take control of the game in the second half and it soon became evident why they are the leaders of German football. Bayern took the lead in the 63rd minute after Kingsley Koman shot in a low strike into the bottom-right corner.
A few minutes after taking the lead Arturo Vidal also scored a goal to secure the game for his team, 4-2..
The final few minutes of the game, Bayern continued to dominate, and they were rewarded with yet another goal and this time it was the former Hoffenheim man Sandro Wagner, 5-2.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men would have taken a lot of positives from this encounter but they are still chasing that elusive win since early-December.