First half highlights:
5th minute: Goal for Werder! Maximilian Eggestein gives SV Werder Bremen the lead! Theodor Gebre Selassie is played in on the right and manages to find Maxi on the edge of the box, who slams a first-time effort into the back of the Hoffenheim net. A perfect start!
15th minute: TSG turn up the tempo in search of an equaliser. The attack comes down the right and the ball is played to Christoph Baumgartner, but his long-range effort flies over the crossbar.
22nd minute: Goal for Hoffenheim. Dennis Geiger nets the equaliser for TSG. Hoffenheim’s pressure pays off as the ball lands with Sebastian Rudy, who pulls it back for Dennis Geiger in the middle. He is able to keep his shot down, driving an effort beyond Jirí Pavlenka.
37th minute: Niclas Füllkrug is forced to leave the pitch early due to injury. The 27-year-old has a calf problem and cannot continue.
41st minute: A free kick for the Green-Whites in a good position. Leonardo Bittencourt stands over it, but his effort flies past the post. Not far off!
44th minute: SVW lucky not to go behind! Munas Dabbur scuffs his effort in front of Pavlenka before Robert Skov shoots over the bar.
45th minute: Great save from Jirí Pavlenka! Munas Dabbur finds some space in the box and tries a shot from close range that Pavlenka is able to parry with his right shoulder. An important stop!