Hoffenheim vs Manchester City, Champions League

Hoffenheim vs Manchester City, Champions League

Hoffenheim vs Manchester City, Champions League

Manchester City overcame a first-minute setback to relaunch their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim, clinched by a late David Silva victor, on Tuesday.

City won 2-1 in Germany in the Champions League on Tuesday, with Silva grabbing the victor in the 87th minute.

The Spanish forward struck from a narrow angle with three minutes remaining after pouncing on a loose ball ahead of 21-year-old defender Stefan Posch.

In Hoffenheim's only previous meeting with English opponents, they lost 6-3 on aggregate to Liverpool in the 2017-18 Champions League qualifying play-off round. A loss to Hoffenheim will put City in an early hole that will be hard but not impossible to overcome.

City are current league leaders but Liverpool are second down to goal difference.

The Germans had a huge let-off on 14 minutes when England's Raheem Sterling held off his marker and dribbled across goal, but his final shot went wide.

Despite giving the ball away on numerous occasions, City dominated for a spell and Kompany threatened at a corner, only to be penalised for a push. Hoffenheim are 11th in the Bundesliga with only seven points in their first six games.

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Jurgen Klopp's side have established themselves as a credible threat to City's title defence in the opening two months of the season and this weekend's game represents a huge chance for them to gain a lead on their rivals.

Baumann produced a stunning one-handed stop to thwart Aguero again before the break, but the hosts regained a foothold in the second half.

Later in Group F, Lyon was hosting Shakhtar Donetsk.

City lived dangerously in chasing the elusive second goal.

City's growing frustrations bubbled over when left-back Kyle Walker was booked for a crunching tackle on Hoffenheim right wing Pavel Kadelabek.

Bernardo Silva came off the bench to give City another dimension but Aguero headed straight at Baumann from a cross from the Portuguese.

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