Hoffenheim came from behind to win Borussia Monchengladbach at the BORUSSIA-PARK thanks to two second-half goals from Andrej Kramaric and Tottenham loanee, Ryan Sessegnon.
Marco Rose’s side had an opportunity to enter the top seven going into the winter break with a win here, but they blew their chances after conceding a late equaliser and being reduced to ten men after Marcus Thuram was sent off.
The result leaves them in 8th place though, three points ahead of their visitors who climbed up to 11th place on the table.
The home side started the more adventurous of both teams and were rewarded with a penalty in the 34th minute after Marcus Thuram was fouled in the box by Dennis Geiger. Lars Stindi stepped up to convert the penalty and give his side a lead before heading into the break.
After the break, both teams continued to probe, but it was the visitors who found a way through the back. The goal came in the 75th minute, through Andrej Kramaric following a fast counter and cross from Ihias Bebou.
Four minutes later their advantage was doubled when Marcus Thuram was shown a straight red card for spitting on Hoffenheim defender Stefan Posch. The French striker had been initially shown the yellow card, but after consulting with VAR, the referee upgraded it to a red card. Within minutes, the visitors were ahead through Ryan Sessegnon. The Tottenham loanee was on hand to convert in the 86th minute to hand his side a massive three points as they head into the winter break.
Monchengladbach are back in action on January 2nd as they travel to Bielefeld, while Hoffenheim host Freiburg on the same day.