German Recap: Chris Richards, Hoffenheim left frustrated after scoreless draw with Arminia Bielefeld

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Chris Richards and Hoffenheim got the shutout but were left frustrated on the day as they could not find the goals to break a scoreless draw with Arminia Bielefeld.

Arminia Bielefeld 0-0 Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim had plenty of chances to score, but their finishing failed them in the end as they had to settle for a point with Arminia Bielefeld at Schuco Arena.

Chris Richards played the entire game for Hoffenheim, completing 79 percent of his passes and winning five aerial battles.

Bielefeld would have the early chances at the start of the game, with their best opportunity to open the scoring coming in the ninth minute. Robin Hack would fire a low-driving shot towards the goal, but it came crashing off the frame to keep the game scoreless.

Hoffenheim then took over for the rest of the first half and had a good chance of their own in the 14th minute when Andrej Kramaric was given a golden chance to score when the ball came to him from the right side, but his volley went wide of the goal.

The visitors had another chance minutes later from a corner kick, but that effort went over the bar.

And the misses continued for Hoffenheim in the second half as they had several chances to break the deadlock. There’s no doubt the team will be working on their accuracy when they head back to training as they failed to convert on 16 shots at goal.

Hoffenheim sits in 10th place in the Bundesliga standings with five points.


In other Bundesliga action, Joe Scally and Borussia Monchengladbach could not build on last weekend’s win as they fell to Augsburg in a 1-0 defeat.

Tyler Adams came on to play the final five minutes and change for struggling RB Leipzig in their 1-1 draw with FC Cologne.

Both John Brooks and Tim Chandler watched from the bench for their respective teams as Wolfsburg gave up their first points of the season after a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Julian Green and Timothy Tillman saw no action as Greuther Furth remained rooted at the bottom of the standings following a 2-1 loss to Hertha Berlin.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Maurice Malone played 70 minutes for Heidenheim in their 3-1 win over Sandhausen.

Jalen Hawkins played in the final minutes while Justin Butler remained on the bench for Ingolstadt as they were soundly beaten by St. Pauli in a 4-1 defeat.

Ryan Malone watched all the action from the bench as Hansa Rostock fell to Nurnberg in a 1-0 loss.

Down in the 3. Liga, Johan Gomez started and scored a goal to help Zwickau to a 2-0 win over 1860 Munich.

Mael Corboz and Verl were no match for Kaiserslautern as they were beaten in a 2-0 loss.

Bryang Kayo played the final 15 minutes for Viktoria Berlin in their 2-0 loss to Freiburg II.

Andrew Wooten saw no action as Osnabruck came away with the 1-0 win over Meppen.


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