For TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, the only thing left to do in the premier league is to reach the Europa League. The last matchday of the Champions League group stage will see a win against Manchester City and coach Pep Guardiola. SPOX introduces you to the last opponent of Hoffenheim.
In the first leg, the TSG lost at home after a good game with only 1:2. On Wednesday, 12 December, the return leg will take place at 21 o’clock in the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City seems not to be beatable in normal form at the moment. In the Premier League, City is undefeated in first place with 38 points from 14 games. Only Olympique Lyon managed to defeat the team of team manager Pep Guardiola on the first matchday of the Champions League.
While Olympique Lyon and Shakhtar Donezk are fighting it out for a place in the knockout stages, Manchester City are already in the last 16 of the Champions League. The team around the German national players Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gündogan could win both games against Donezk and in Hoffenheim.
TSG Hoffenheim are in last place and can no longer reach the round of sixteen of the Champions League. However, a win over Manchester City and a defeat of Donetsk in a parallel match against Lyon would allow them to make it into the intermediate round of the Europa League.
Manchester City, on the other hand, has to score points itself: If they were defeated, the Citizens would not be group winners if Olympique Lyon won, as Lyon won 2-1 and drew 2-2 on the fifth matchday, thus winning the direct match against City. Lyon must go away against Shachtar Donezk on the last matchday.
The match between Manchester City and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will be shown in Germany and Austria on the DAZN streaming service, which also broadcasts most of the other Champions League matches. Here you can find all information about the final Champions League match day.
DAZN costs 9,99 Euro per month, but first you can test the program for one month for free.
With SPOX the game is also available in the Liveticker.