Shakhtar Donetsk boss impressed by Hoffenheim

first_imgShakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca felt that Hoffenheim proved doubters wrong in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw between the sidesIn an enthralling game at Metalist Stadium, Shakhtar twice came back from a goal down to seal a 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim after goals from Dos Santos and De Andrade Barberan cancelled out Florian Grillitsch and Havard Nordtveit’s earlier efforts for the visitors.But, while impressed with Hoffenheim, Fonseca felt that they had given the Bundesliga side a helping hand by some poor defensive work before the break.“We expected such a tough game. I had heard that many people didn’t believe in Hoffenheim but this team have shown they are capable of playing aggressive and attacking football,” the Portuguese said on SportsMax.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“They played very well. We didn’t defend in the best way as we gave them lots of space.”Goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov’s error to come off the line in a corner-kick enabled defender Nordtveit to give Hoffenheim a 2-1 lead into half-time.“I don’t blame Pyatov – he’s the best goalkeeper in Ukraine,” Fonseca added.Meanwhile, Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann became the Champions League’s youngest ever manager in the game.last_img