Game one after rice: Maina skips Bochum’s first win

VfL Bochum scored for the first time on matchday 7 – no less than simply within the first recreation beneath Heiko Butscher. Thanks to a wierd objective itself, it even regarded like a threesome for a very long time.

88th minute: Linton Maina breaks Bochum’s hearts.
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No factors after six match days – that price Thomas Reis his job at VfL Bochum. The interim coach Heiko Butscher established a very new central protection in comparison with the 1: 3 at Schalke with Ordets and the skilled participant Oermann, however his staff got here into their very own offensive on Sunday night.

Right again Gamboa, who saved slightly later from Kainz on the objective (eighth), put a warning shot in entrance within the sixth minute. But what occurred by way of a later flip of a pointer, FC, who modified Steffen Baumgart seven occasions after the 4-2 victory in opposition to Slovacko within the Conference League, couldn’t have ready for it. Captain Hector involuntarily tackled the ball after Holtmann’s cross in opposition to teammate Schmitz, from which the ball bounced into his personal objective. 1-0 to Bochum (ninth).

Cologne would not have many model gadgets to select from

After a little bit of luck, the hosts have been unfortunate, as they went on to attain slightly later. Holtmann’s 14 meter shot hit the put up (19′), and Köln had been a extra lively staff for a very long time. But VfL discovered it extraordinarily troublesome for the guests to return into their very own offensively via a constant defence. Ljubicic had the most effective probabilities with a long-range shot (22′) and Skhiri with a set piece (header, 39′).

the participant of the sport

Linton Maina


recreation grade

Exciting and really intense, a quick second half, however with enjoyable shortcomings on either side.


targets and playing cards

1:0Schmitz (9′)

1:1maina (88′)

VfL Bochum


Ream3 – The Gambo3 Orman3,5 Ordets3,5 Danilo Soares4 – Losilla4Stöger3Osterhagen3,5Zoller4Holtman3 – P. Hofmann4

1. FC Cologne


referee staff

Bastian Dankert


recreation info

Stadion Vonvia Ruhr Stadium
Spectators 25,800

After the restart, Bochum was extra lively once more, Zoller put an finish to a promising alternative (forty ninth). Even if issues went forwards and backwards extra, that did not initially result in extra scenes within the objective space. It wasn’t till Butscher’s staff pressed the counter once more that Hofmann sniffed the second objective with a deliberate long-range shot (59′).

Riemann and the job

As occurred throughout the week, Baumgart responded after an excellent hour with a triple change. Among different issues, he gave Maina, who instantly failed as a consequence of an incredible motion from Riemann – though a objective wouldn’t depend as a consequence of Maina’s place exterior (sixty fourth). However, Köln pushed more durable once more, Bochum retreated additional.

There have been nonetheless pinpricks, Hofmann’s alleged aggressive foul earlier than Stöger’s good probability might be checked once more (72′). Shortly afterwards, nevertheless, VfL might thank the keeper Riemann (in opposition to Maina, 76th) and the put up (in opposition to Adamyan, 77th) for nonetheless being zero behind.

Maina scores simply earlier than the top – Soldo wants extra

However, it ought to nonetheless fall. In the ultimate stage, the friends created growing strain, in order that Maina’s later equalization from a good angle with the suspension of Riemann was utterly appropriate for the efficiency (88th). VfL have been even fortunate that Soldo, who moved up and was utterly free, didn’t rating 2-1 to FC after a nook (90+4).

Bochum, who scored for the first time on Matchday 7 however are nonetheless backside, go to Leipzig after the worldwide break on Saturday (3:30pm). Köln, which was capable of keep away from its second Bundesliga defeat in a row, met with Dortmund on the similar time.

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