Super Eagles defender Kevin Akpoguma was was on duty for Hoffenheim in their DFB Pokal Cup match with ViktoriaKoln FC at Sportpark Hoehenberg on Monday.
Akpoguma was on from the start and he helped his club to a hard fought 3-2 away victory to eliminate the lower league opponents.
Hoffenheim’s coach Sebastian Hoeness paired the Nigerian international with David Raum, Kevin Vogt and Melayro Bogaede in the defence and he was impressive on the night.
Croatian star Andrej Kramaric opened scoring for the away team from penalty spot in the 27th minutes, before Simon Handle equalized for the home side six minutes later.
Munas Dabbur gave Viktoria Koln FC shocking lead in the 90th minutes, but Christoph Greger save Hoffenheim from embarrassing defeat when he made it 2-2 in the with the last kick of added time of four minutes.
However, Andrej Kramaric scored the winning goal for Hoffenheimin the extra time.
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