Weghorst misses chance for equaliser
The Wolves came out for the second half with two new players in Admir Mehmedi and Joao Victor, who replaced Yannick Gerhardt and Kevin Mbabu, with Ridle Baku moving to right-back. And VfL immediately signalled their intentions, Maximilian Arnold forcing Baumann into action with a fierce shot (46’). Shortly after that, the Hoffenheim custodian could only look on thankfully as Weghorst headed over the bar from five metres. The Wolves dominated the second period but did not offer enough of a threat in the final third.
Otavio dismissal compounds frustration
Schlager and Maxence Lacroix both picked up their fifth yellow cards of the campaign and will therefore miss the next match at home to FC Schalke 04, as will Otavio, who broke up a Hoffenheim counter with a foul in the dying minutes and was shown his second yellow. That provided the conclusion to a fiery contest, from which the Green-and-Whites came away with nothing.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: Baumann – Adams, Grillitsch, Richards – Kaderabek, Rudy (90‘ +2), Samassekou, John (53‘ Sessegnon), Baumgartner – Bebou (77‘ Skov), Kramaric (77‘ Dabbur)
VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels – Mbabu (46‘ Victor), Lacroix, Brooks, Otavio – Schlager (84‘ Bialek), Arnold, Baku, Gerhardt (46‘ Gerhardt), Steffen (71‘ Ginczek) – Weghorst
Goals: 1-0 Baumgartner (8‘), 1-1 Weghorst (23‘), 2-1 Kramaric (41‘)
Yellow cards: Sessegnon, Dabbur / Steffen, Lacroix, Schlager
Red card: Otavio (90’ +4)
Referee: Markus Schmidt (Stuttgart)