Kevin Akpoguma was a first half causality in Hoffenheim’s Bundesliga match on Saturday.
Akpoguma started for Hoffenheim on the road against high flyers, Union Berlin, in a round of 16 clash at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei.
However, the 27 year-old picked up a injury early in the game and had to be substituted in the 42nd minute.
We are forced into our first change:
Akpo needs to come off, #Kaderabek replaces him.
Speedy recovery, Kevin!
| 42′ | 🔴 0:0 🔵 | #FCUTSG
— TSG Hoffenheim EN (@tsghoffenheimEN) January 21, 2023
The scoreline was still goalless, although the hosts had missed a chance to take the lead from the penalty spot after a hand ball was called in the box and the resultant kick missed.
Eventually though, Union Berlin still bagged the points, although they also had to come from behind.
Hoffenheim took the lead in the 43rd minute through Ihlas Bebou, just moments after the forced substitution of Akpoguma.
But after the restart, Union turned the game around with goals from Danilho Doekhi (73′ 89′) and Jamie Leweling (90+6′).
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