International Soccer

Hoffenheim smashes Wolfsburg

Sinsheim, Germany ( - Hoffenheim earned a resounding 6-2 win over Wolfsburg at the Rhein-Neckar Arena on Sunday to extend its unbeaten run in Bundesliga play to five games.

It looked as if it would be a long day for Wolfsburg when Roberto Firmino put the home side in front after just four minutes, but Bas Dost managed to equalize in the 15th minute.

It ultimately made no difference as Hoffenheim went on to claim three goals in the span of six minutes before the close of the first half.

Niklas Sule restored Hoffenheim's lead in the 37th minute and Anthony Modeste bagged a brace with goals coming in the 39th and 43rd minutes to put the home side firmly in the driver's seat.

Ivan Perisic cut Wolfsburg's deficit in half in the 76th minute, but defeat was made all but certain when a red card to Christian Trasch reduced the visitors to 10 men with just nine minutes to play.

Hoffenheim added two more goals in the closing stages as a penalty from Sejad Salihovic and a late strike from Sven Schipplock secured the win and lifted the club to 29 points on the season.

Wolfsburg stays put on 39 points as its three-game Bundesliga win streak comes to a close.

Also in the Bundesliga on Sunday, Eintracht stole a home win against Stuttgart, scoring twice in the final 10 minutes to get a 2-1 victory at the Commerzbank Arena.

It looked as if Martin Harnik's 31st-minute strike would be enough to give the visitors all three points, but Jan Rosenthal manage to equalize for Eintracht in the 80th minute before Alexander Meier grabbed a dramatic winner nine minutes later.

03/02 13:31:05 ET

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