SPIELFELD
01.31.2019

Magical moments

The stadium in Sinsheim was opened ten years ago. TSG associate Dietmar Hopp takes a look back in SPIELFELD magazine and names his five most magical moments in TSG's home ground.

1. TSG's HOME DEBUT

A historical match – TSG took to the field for the first time in the newly built arena in Sinsheim. Hoffenheim were defending their position at the top of the table that day in front of a sold-out stadium. A celebration day for the club, and a successful start in their new home.

2. THE FIRST WIN OVER BAYERN

In our 18th fixture against the record league champions, we were finally able to beat them. A great day which was made possible by an incredible collective performance from Julian Nagelsmann's team – and Andrej Kramarić's wonderful curling effort of course.

3. THE EUROPEAN CUP PREMIERE

An unforgettable night against one of the greatest teams in the world. We played a great match against Liverpool in an incredible atmosphere and were unfortunate to lose against the subsequent finalists. A milestone in the club's development.

4. A HISTORIC WIN

The Arena hadn't yet seen such a spectacle of attacking football: we really should have been out of sight by the end of the first half against 1. FC Cologne, and after the break we converted our chances and celebrated the greatest Bundesliga win in TSG's history.

5. THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DECIDER

Two places were still up for grabs – and Hoffenheim, Dortmund and Leverkusen were fighting for them. To guarantee a Champions League spot we required a win with a winning margin of at least two goals – and managed to get it in a breathtaking encounter.

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