The match saw only a handful of real scoring opportunities, as Leipzig shot just twice towards goal, while Hoffenheim did not score a shot.
Josef Poulsen, the Leipzig player, hit the ball in Hoffenheim’s net in the sixth minute of the stoppage time of the match, but the goal was not counted due to the presence of a handball, after the use of the video assistant referee system.
Leipzig scored one point in a draw, raising its tally to 61 points in second place, four points behind leaders Bayern Munich, the title holder. Hoffenheim also raised his score to 32 points in eleventh place.
The tie in today’s match is the seventh for Leipzig during the season, compared to 18 victories and four defeats. Bayern Munich can strengthen its position at the top and make a big step towards preserving the title through its scheduled match tomorrow, Saturday, against its host Wolfsburg in the same stage.
“We didn’t create many chances to score, and we missed the final touch. Then we scored a goal but unfortunately it came after a handball,” said Leipzig director Marcus Kruitsch, speaking to the DAZN live-broadcasting platform. Accept that.
Hoffenheim midfielder Christoph Baumgartner, on the other hand, said: “Not shaking the net is a success. We have to be happy with the point.”
YA / AH (DPA)