At the end of the group stage, the team of coach Sebastian Hoeneß again put an exclamation mark and left KAA Gent without a chance. A player towers above it.
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TSG Hoffenheim booked their fifth victory at the end of the group matches in the Europa League. The Bundesliga team defeated the previously eliminated Belgian number two KAA Gent 4-1 (2-0) in Sinsheim on Thursday-evening. 18-year-old Maximiliam Beier (21st minute / 49th) as well as Robert Skov (26th) and Andrej Kramaric (64th) met each other twice for the team of trainer Sebastian Hoeneß, who saved numerous permanent workers. Ghent scored a consoling goal via Nurio Fortuna (81st).
TSG finished the preliminary round unbeaten as first in Group L with 16 points and 17-2 goals. For the first time, the club goes to the knockout round of an international competition, which was already clear before the match. The draw is on December 14th.
Mario Götze with PSV in the next round
Without ex-world champion Mario Götze, the Dutch first division PSV Eindhoven went to the second round as group winner in the Europa League. The team of German coach Roger Schmidt and country player Philipp Max intercepted Spanish rival FC Granada on the sixth and last day of the preliminary round in group E with a 4-0 (1-0) against Omonia Nicosia.
National player Luca Waldschmidt and ex-Dortmund Julian Weigl were less lucky with Benfica Lisbon. The Portuguese, who had already qualified for the knockout stages, had no chance in Group D, regardless of their 2: 2 (1: 1) in Standard Liège due to the 2: 0 (1: 0) success of the Glasgow Rangers in Lech Posen. won the group and had to stand behind the bulkheads.