Hoffenheim warmed up for the Champions League play-off with Liverpool by securing passage to the second round of the German Cup on Saturday.

The Bundesliga side claimed a narrow 1-0 win at Rot-Weiss Erfurt in their first competitive fixture of the 2017-18 season.

Nadiem Amiri scored the only goal of the game 10 minutes into the second half.

Julian Nagelsmann’s team host Liverpool in the first leg of their play-off tie on Tuesday night before travelling to Anfield for the return match eight days later.