Black Stars defender Kasim Nuhu made an injury return for TSG Hoffenheim as they produced three second half goals to snatch a 3-1 victory away at Nurnberg on Saturday.
Kasim Nuhu has been out of action for six game weeks after suffering ankle injury in Bundesliga week two fixture against Freiburg.
After 3 successive defeats in all competitions, Hoffenheim were buoyed by the return of Kasim Nuhu despite an early blip in the first half to a resounding victory to thwart Nurnberg’s incredible home form.
The Ghanaian international gifted Nurnberg with a penalty after his forceful tackle on an opposition player saw Referee Felix Zwayer point to the spot, not even the Video Assistant Referee review could deflect his decision.
Hanno Behrens wasted no time and sent an unstoppable strike past Goalkeeper Oliver Baumann into the bottom left corner with just 18 minutes showing on the clock.
Hoffenheim failed to convert any of the 6 shots on target which was a total domination by the UEFA Champions League campaigners, seeing an impressive 71 percent of ball possession before recess.
The second department wasn’t that different from the first half as the Visitor[Hoffenheim] continued where they left off in the first half, but this time turning in 3 out of their 6 shots on goal.
The Host were made to conform to the demands of the visitors two goals from Reiss Nelson and a 67th minute cushioning from Adam Szalai awarded Hoffenheim the breathing space to round a 3-1 victory.
With the victory Hoffenheim has jumped to the top half of the league log with 10 points after 8 game weeks.