Jürgen Locadia contributed on Friday evening with a hit to the big victory of Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. The team of trainer Alfred Schreuder won 3-0 against SC Paderborn. Ryan Babel helped Galatasaray with a goal to win the low flyer Rizespor (2-0) in the Turkish Süper Lig.
Locadia signed for the 3-0 in the PreZero Arena in the 25th minute. The striker cut out his direct opponent and coolly shot the ball into the far corner. It was his second league goal of the season.
The 25-year-old Locadia is being rented out this season by Brighton & Hove Albion to Hoffenheim. The former PSV player has so far played four league matches for the Germans and made his first goal last week in the won away match against Hertha BSC.
Against Skaderborn, Robert Skov already scored the opening goal in the second minute on behalf of Hoffenheim by using a free kick. Pavel Kaderábek increased the margin to fifteen minutes later.
For Hoffenheim it is the fourth competition win in a row after a difficult start to the season. Schreuder's team currently occupies fifth place with seventeen points, two less than the leader Borussia Mönchengladbach.
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Babel important for Galatasaray
32-year-old Babel used a penalty kick for Galatasaray in the eighteenth minute, putting his team ahead 2-0. The Orange International made its fourth league goal of the season.
The score was opened a few minutes before Babel's goal by Galatasaray. Montassar Talbi headed a free kick from former NAC player Ömer Bayram into his own goal.
Babel played with Galatasaray up to fifteen minutes before time. Ryan Donk stayed on the couch with the home team throughout the game.
With the win, Galatasaray climbs to fifth place with sixteen points from ten matches. Coach Fatih Terim's team is two points behind the surprising leader Alanyaspor. That team will receive Istanbul Basaksehir on Saturday.
Ryan Babel registered a 2-0 win with Galatasaray. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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