Apr 5, 2013 at 7.30pm UK at ​Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Hoffenheim
3-0
DusseldorfFortuna Dusseldorf
Firmino (11'), Volland (90'), Lambertz (75' og.)
Salihovic (45'), Schipplock (77'), Weis (83')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Latka (14'), Tesche (36'), Ilsö (77')

Markus Gisdol praises Hoffenheim passion

Schalke's assistant coach Markus Gisdol on July 25, 2012
© AP Photos
Markus Gisdol believes that Hoffenheim beat Augsburg because of the passion they showed on the pitch.

Hoffenheim boss Markus Gisdol has praised his players' passion following their 3-0 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Goals from Roberto Firmino, Andreas Lambertz and Kevin Volland helped the Bundesliga strugglers close the gap on 16th-placed Augsburg to one point at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

"I liked a lot of little things," Gisdol told reporters. "Above all, we have acted with passion. So we want to continue modest progress step by step."

Augsburg travel to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Duesseldorf's goalkeeper Fabian Giefer celebrates after his side's match against Borussia Moenchengladbach on October 31, 2012
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