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Debutant Pentke gets the preference over new Esser

Football Bundesliga TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will first replace the incumbent tribal guardian Oliver Baumann with Philipp Pentke. Coach Alfred Schreuder announced this decision on Thursday.

The 34-year-old Pentke will thus receive on Saturday (15:30 clock) against Liga rival Eintracht Frankfurt Preference is given to Michael Esser, who switched to Kraichgauern during the winter break of Zweitligist Hannover 96.

Baumann, a leading player, threatens a downtime of four to six weeks, as Schreuder said. In principle, it is clear and important that he returns safely,”added the coach.