There were a number of chances for both sides, but only one player scored (a goal that counted). Julian Brandt spoke after the 1-0 win in Hoffenheim. The first match reaction.

Julian Brandt: “It wasn’t an easy game. We rode our luck. There were a lot of chances on both sides. Greg made some super saves. We’ll very happily take the points. We’ve often lost games like this in the past – we’ve progressed in that sense. This is a strong position right now. However, we need to keep going, because we could quickly ruin it for ourselves. All in all, lots of things are working out at the moment: we’re efficient and getting a slice of luck. Many of the lads are in good form. We have an extremely strong bench and are bringing on lads who are scoring important goals. The success is the result of everything. We’ll take the momentum and try to keep riding the wave. However, we must keep our feet on the ground and remind ourselves that it’s still only February. There’s a long road with hard work ahead of us.”

Further reactions to follow throughout the course of the evening.