Hoffenheim gives up hilarious unwalled free kick goal (video)

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Judging by this play alone, you’d wager Hoffenheim was a relegation candidate and not a European tournament participant.

Hamburg’s second goal in its 3-0 win over Hoffenheim on Sunday came in hilarious fashion, a comedy of errors by field players and goalkeeper Oliver Baumann which lifted the hosts out of relegation danger for the week.

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Filip Kostic earned his second goal in three matches with this strike, which had to feel a bit like target practice.

Quickly taken? Sure. But for Hoffenheim’s players to be nowhere near a wall and Baumann’s fault is multi-faceted.

USMNT forward Bobby Wood played most of the win for Hamburg.