Bundesliga - Hoffenheim enjoy play-off win

Hoffenheim won 3-1 in the first leg of their relegation play-off with Kaiserslautern on Thursday night.

Bundesliga - Hoffenheim enjoy play-off win

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Sven Schipplock (Reuters)

The home side took the lead against their local rivals when Roberto Firmino converted from a Sejad Salihovic free-kick.

Firmino claimed a second after 29 minutes but Kaiserslautern claimed what could be an important away goal when Mohamadou Idrissou rounded the keeper to score.

Hoffenheim, though, ensured a two-goal cushion heading into the second leg thanks to Sven Schipplock.

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