Hoffenheim will face their UEFA Champions League home match against Lyon on Tuesday, driven by Saturday’s comeback by Reiss Nelson in Nuremberg (start: 9 pm CEST / 8pm BST / 3pm ET).
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The teenager Nelson crowned his first start in the Bundesliga with a reinforcement for the match since TSG came from behind in Bavaria. Coach Julian Nagelsmann will expect more of the same from the England Under-21 international, who also scored an impressive free kick for his country during the international break, when Lyon arrives in Sinsheim. Hoffenheim, who finished third in the Bundesliga last season, will face this match against their French counterparts with confidence in the back of that result, as they head for the first Champions League victory.
Lyon recovered from a 5-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain by beating Nimes 2-0 on Friday, but a long list of injuries leaves coach Bruno Genesio with no options for the trip to Sinsheim. The captain of the club, Nabil Fekir, is ruled out by an ankle injury, which could also cause him to miss the reverse match in France. However, the attacking trio of Memphis Depay, Moussa Dembele and Bertrand Traore still represent a threat of goal for the leaders of Group F. TSG forward Ishak Belfodil spent four years under contract in Lyon.
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This is the first competitive match between Hoffenheim and Lyon.
TSG has never faced the French opposition before, but OL has faced Bundesliga clubs 25 times (W11, D3, L11).
Lyon have lost in their last two visits to Germany, where their registration says W4, D2, L7.
Nelson has scored four goals in just 165 minutes for Hoffenheim.
Nagelsmann is the youngest coach in the Champions League, debuting in September at the age of 31 years and 58 days.
TSG’s Andrej Kramaric faced Fekir in the final of the FIFA World Cup in July, and the Hoffenheim striker finished on the losing side.
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Adams, Vogt, Bicakcic – Kaderabek, Grillitsch, Demirbay, Schulz – Nelson – Kramaric, Szalai
Absent: Amiri (foot), Geiger (hamstring), Bittencourt (muscular), Posch (calf), Rupp (knee)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Lyon: Lopes – Mendy, Marcelo, Denayer, Marcal – Ndombele, Diop, Aouar – Depay – Dembele, Terrier
Absent: Fekir (ankle), Corneta (ankle), Dubois (thigh), Tete (adductor)
Coach: Bruno Genesio
The match Hoffenheim vs Lyon will be held on October 23 at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena (Sinsheim)
It is a very interesting football match in the UEFA Champions League.
They will try to show us their best skills, combinations and tactics to win this match.
The position of the Hoffenheim table is the 1st position and has 4 points.
The position of the Lyon table is the 3rd position and has 3 points.
The favorite team is Hoffenheim, but Lyon tries to show us their best game and get a minimum of one point.
Please see the results of the previous game for the teams mentioned below: wed 10\24 1.00Am