The Data: Head over heels as Hoffenheim come back to win

Hoffenheim came back from behind to claim three points in the game against Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga on Saturday. It was 0-2 but towards the end Hoffenheim fought back to claim an astounding 4-2 win at PreZero Arena.

Schalke 04 started the match best and took the lead early when Mark Uth scored a goal in the 12th minute, with an assist by Suat Serdar, making it 1-0.

The team increased the lead to 0-2 just before the half-time whistle as Shkodran Mustafi scored a goal, with an assist by Bastian Oczipka.

Straight after the break, Andrej Kramaric found the net and reduced the score for Hoffenheim. He has now scored 18 Bundesliga goals this season.

In the 52nd minute, Kevin Akpoguma scored a goal, from a pass from Andrej Kramaric, to equalise for Hoffenheim.

With 30 minutes on the clock, Hoffenheim’s Christoph Baumgartner scored a goal, with an assist by Andrej Kramaric, and gave Hoffenheim the lead, what became Baumgartner’s sixth goal of the season.

With barely 30 minutes on the clock, Hoffenheim’s Ihlas Bebou scored a goal, from a pass from Florian Grillitsch, and increased their lead, what was his ninth goal of the season. Bebou then completed the team’s come back. The 4-2 goal was the last goal of the game.

Hoffenheim have 2 wins and 3 draws with a 8–5 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Schalke 04 have 1 win and and 4 losses and a 4–11 goal difference.

The result brings no change for the teams in terms of league position: Hoffenheim in 11th place and Schalke 04 anchored at the bottom, in 18th.

In the next round, Hoffenheim take on Arminia Bielefeld away at Schüco-Arena on Saturday. Schalke play at home to Hertha on Wednesday.

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