DSC Arminia Bielefeld were held to a goalless draw by TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in a Bundesliga Matchday 5 encounter at the SchücoArena in Bielefeld on Saturday, September 18.
Bielefeld had a great start into the game and could have easily taken the lead within the first 20 minutes. But the hosts failed to convert their chances and to take an advantage of their superiority.
Arminia had their first chance of the game in the 3rd minute when striker Fabian Klos provided a great ball to an unmarked Patrick Wimmer who failed to take the simple tap-in from a close range.
The home side pushed further ahead and Robin Hack was denied a goal when his shot from the edge of the box hit the post in the 10th minute. Three minutes later Klos had his opportunity to give Arminia the lead, but the club legend’s attempt was saved by TSG Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann.
Hoffenheim were quite lucky not to conceed a goal in the first half and TSG head coach Sebastian Hoeness had numerous topics to discuss with his team in the half time break.
The second half turned out to be an unspectacular one with just one notable opportunity for Arminia Bielefeld, when Alessandro Schöpf’s attempt from inside the box was blocked by the TSG defence.
Both sides had to settle for a goalless draw at the end. Bielefeld are now ranked 13th in the Bundesliga table with four draws and one defeat, while Hoffenheim dropped to 10th position.
DSC Arminia Bielefeld 0-0 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
DSC Arminia Bielefeld
Ortega – Brunner, Pieper, Nilsson, Laursen (74′ Czyborra / 82′ Andrade) – Schöpf, Prietl – Wimmer (59′ Lasme), Okugawa, Hack – Klos (74′ Serra)
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Baumann – Kadeřábek, Vogt, Richards, Raum – Samassékou, Grillitsch – Baumgartner (71′ Rutter), Kramarić, Bruun Larsen (56′ Skov) – Bebou (56′ Adamyan)
45′ Patrick Wimmer (DSC Arminia Bielefeld), 68′ Bryan Lasme (DSC Arminia Bielefeld), 86′ Andrej Kramarić (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
Sascha Thielert, Robert Wessel
Video Assistant Referee
Dr. Robert Kampka
Assistant Video Assistant Referee