For match day 17 Hoffenheim were faced with M’Gladbach in the a duel of academicians JMG . This match filled with twists and turns, which lasted more than 90 minutes, did not see either of the two teams emerge victorious. Indeed, the match ended with a draw of 1-1, despite the tenacity of the players present.
The JMG academics involved in this meeting for the Hoffenheim team are reduced to one and here it is: his name is Amadou Heidara and will not be present during this confrontation. Indeed, he was not in uniform to represent his people. On the side of M’Gladbach, we unfortunately only have one academician JMG too, but he will have been present throughout the duration of the match. Indeed, Ramy Bensebaini will have been able to play the entire 90 minutes. The Algerian defender in particular took a yellow card in the 62nd minute of play after a game a little too rough according to the referee in place during this JMG duel.
In terms of statistics we were very well served and they will show us how a JMG duel is not to be taken lightly. For possession it is more than 60% for Hoffenheim and 40% for their opponent, it was very tight, the ball going to both camps fairly evenly, a slight inclination this time for Hoffenheim. For shots, we have 21 and including seven on target on the side of Hoffenheim and on the side of M’Gladbach, it is more than eleven shots including five on target, we had to deal with a real bombardment from both sides.
The scorers in this meeting were Breel Embolo assisted by Lars Stindl in the 35th minute for M’Gladbach. For Hoffenheim it was Kevin Akpoguma helped by Ihlas Bebou in the 91st minute. A very close end. Top quality goals, a game and a match for this magnificent JMG duel. To finish this column and which will be a rather pleasant fact, we will have had a total of more than four yellow cards distributed by the referee during this very animated meeting. Quite astonishing considering the level of play that there was. Note that no red card was given during the total 94 minutes of play.