Sunderland were beaten 3-1 by Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in their final pre-season friendly at the Rhein-Neckar Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Jordan Henderson was on target for the Black Cats with a free-kick which he curled into the top corner via an upright in the 65th minute.
By then, though, Steve Bruce's men were two goals down, Croatian defender Josip Simunic scoring twice inside the first 30 minutes.
And Prince Tagoe, who played for Ghana at the World Cup, added a third for the Bundesliga side just a minute after Henderson's goal, slotting home from close range.
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