The Israeli club scored the first goal in the 50th minute, with a successful penalty kick by midfielder Dan Biton, after the visitors' captain Syarhey Kislyak pushed Maccabi's Dor Peretz in the penalty area.
Esteghlal is currently headed by interim coach Majid Namjoo Motlagh at the ongoing ACL competitions. Enditem
It was short-lived joy for the hosts though, as Hoffenheim had the last laugh when Kramaric unleashed a 15-meter hammer to snatch the 3-2 win in injury-time.
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Li Ang netted a right-sided free-kick on 74 minutes to put the game beyond doubt, with a sweet finish for Suning.
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The Foals responded but neither Stefan Lainer nor Lars Stindl was able to overcome Burki before the half-time whistle.