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Derdiyok nets goal on debut for Hoffenheim

22 Jul

Swiss international Eren Derdiyok yesterday celebrated his debut for Hoffenheim with a goal in a 2-0 win over Waldhof Mannheim. His arrival this summer from Leverkusen could prove to be the end of Ryan Babel’s time at the club, with coach Markus Babbel admitting it will be “difficult” for Babel, but to show there was no bad blood Babel was the first of his teammates to celebrate the goal with Derdiyok.

On Monday Hoffenheim depart for a training camp in Bavaria in preparation for their season opener against Lucien Favre’s Borussia Mönchengladbach and a battle against former Basel teammate Granit Xhaka.

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