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Hoffenheim vs Liverpool Live Score and Commentary, Champions League 2017-18 HOF vs LIV

Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool (Uchs88'; Alexander-Arnold 34', Milner 74')
Updated: 16 August 2017 02:12 IST - Published: 16 August 2017 00:05 IST
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

HOW THIS GAME HAS ENDED JUST 1-2 ONLY THOSE 22 ON THE FIELD
(and whichever deity Dejan Lovren offered a human sacrifice to) WILL KNOW. LIVERPOOL LOOKED THREATENING ON THE COUNTER AND SCORED TWO GOOD GOALS TO CARRY HOME AN AWAY GOAL ADVANTAGE, BUT HOFFENHEIM REALLY SHOULD HAVE WON THIS AT A CANTER

The Englishside were horrendous in defence, but the Germans were worse in attack... Wasting so many of Karim Demirbay's deliveries should qualify as an act of crime. This may look over, but you can bet your backside it is not.

IF the Germans sort out their issues with finishing - Anfield will be in for one nerve-wracking second leg. 

That's all from then after a magnificently entertaining night... Anirudh Menon signing out, 

Toodle-ooo!
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94' Liverpool move forward yet again through Mo Salah, and Grujic gets a shot on goal - that Baumann almost makes a mess off. but it will remain 1-2.
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93' OH MY! Demirbay hobbles off the field after getting whacked yet again on that magic wand that passes for a left foot. 
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92' OH GOOD LORD HOW HAVE THEY MISSED! Demirbay sends in another "please, please, just head me in" delivery that Zuber somehow manages to head over from three yards out. Liverpool's ridiculous defending really has been matched - shamble for shamble - by Hoffenheim's defending.
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91' FOUR MINUTES ADDED ON! Hoffenheim get another freekick in dangerous position...
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90' the corner is taken quickly, but it;s a poor one and Liverpool counter at pace. Salah releases Wijnaldum one-on-one, but the Dutchman got into the favourable position by fouling Vogt, so...
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89' Klopp makes his final change as Mane is hooked for Grujic. Kaderábek sends in another lovely ball that is - this time- dealt well by Trent... 
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The goal of the match! Mark Uchs is played in by a lovely little ball from Kaderábek and the sub takes it on his chest, turns on a half-pence and smashes it beyond Mignolet and into the corner of the net. SHAMBOLIC defending from Trent Alexander Arnold and Joel Matip, by the by. Finally punished
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87' GOOOOOOOOAL!!! MARK UCHS!!!
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86' More slick passing from Hoffenheim ends with a searching ball (this time from Rupp) that is cleared hastily away by a Liverpool defender (this time Matip)
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84' Roberto Firmino walks off to a warm round of applause from his former congregation and is replaced by the 2017 U-20 World Cup Golden Ball winner Dominic Solanke
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83' OH HO! THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THREE! Salah and Mane run at Hoffenheim 2v2 and the Egyptian draws them to him before releasing Mane - who smashes it to Bavaria.
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82' OH MY! Demirbay sends in another delicious cross that Kaderábek heads across the box - only for Kramaric's superb volley to saved by Mignolet. Kaderábek keeps it alive, but once again Liverpool somehow manage to scramble it clear. 
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79' HOW HAVE HOFFENHEIM STILL NOT SCORED! Another lovely passing move ends with a delicious cross utterly wasted in the end inside the box. It's like having the game of Joey Tribbiani/ Barney Stinson/ Johnny Bravo all rolled into one only for it to turn into Ross Geller/ Ted Mosby/ Johnny Bravo when it  gets to the business end of things
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78' Liverpool are countering at will now as Nagelsmann's side look all at sea... they've lost shape, they've lost disciple, and for my money, they've lost the tie. Unless...
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77' OUCH! Hubner smashes into Firmino to stop another Liverpool counter and he's lucky to escape with a yellow... from the freekick Liverpool stream forward and Moreno sends in a lovely ball that Hoffenheim just about scramble clear... the Spaniard gets another bit at it, but he sends his shot straight at Baumann. 
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OH HO HO! WHAT A SHOT. The venerable Englishman runs onto a superb Firmino ball (after a quickly taken free-kick) and Milner strokes into the net Figo style.... oh wait, it was a cross that smashed into Nordtveidt's chest and looped into the back of the net... scratch that what a shot bit, will you?
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74' GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! JAMES MILNER!
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73' Demirbay can pass a ball, my lord, he can. That left foot picks out Uth's run into the box, but the lad cannot get it under control, and Liverpool counter.... 
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72' Moreno swings it in, but it merely bounces off Can's head in the cartoonish manner and straight into the neighbouring village. You could almost hear the "BOOP"
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71' Nordtveidt does superbly to time his tackle on Mane to perfection - but the ball runs onto his hand, and it's a freekick in a dangerous position for the visitors. 
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70' Another substitution for the home side as Gnarby is taken off for Uth; more pertinently from the corner LOVREN SMACKS ANOTHER HEADER AT GOAL - THIS ONE BAUMANN SAVES WELL. For someone who's so poor in the air in his own box, the Croat can be brilliant in the opposition's!
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69' OOO Salah finds Moreno with an ambitious ball that switches focus from left to right but Moreno can't do naught but pass it to Baumann. The keeper doesn't clear well, though and Salah is sent running into the box - he takes a shot with his right foot; and Baumann saves it. 
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68' Nothing happens from the corner, but it's not cleared well and Trent takes the opportunity to careen through the Hoffenheim defence - but he's crowded out as his touch deserts him at the last moment!
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67' Liverpool carry so much quality up the field though - Milner almost finds Salah with a cleverly disguised ball into the box, but Vogt gets a lanky leg in to keep his side in it.