A game after Rice: Maina snatched Bochum’s first win

VfL Bochum scored for the first time on matchday 7 – not less than as simply as within the first game underneath Heiko Buscher. Thanks to a freak personal objective, he appeared like a threesome for a very long time.

88th minute: Linton Maina breaks Bochum’s hearts.
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No factors after six matchdays – it value Thomas Rees his job at VfL Bochum. Interim coach Heiko Buescher arrange a totally new central protection with Ordets {and professional} debutant Orman in a 1:3 draw at Schalke, however his staff got here underneath assault of their very own on Sunday night.

Right-back Gamboa, who later (eighth) made a late save from Kainz, fired a warning shot ahead within the sixth minute. But what occurred after the three-pointer flip, FC, changed seven occasions by Stefan Baumgart after the 4-2 win in opposition to the Slovaks within the convention league, couldn’t put together for it. Captain Hector involuntarily tackled the ball after Holtmann’s cross to teammate Schmitz, from which the ball went into his personal objective. 1-0 for Bochum (ninth).

Cologne does not have many stylistic units to select from

After some luck, the hosts, who had since pulled again, had dangerous luck shortly after. Holtmann’s 14-meter shot hit the submit (19′), whereas Cologne turned the extra lively staff in a very long time. But VfL made it extraordinarily troublesome for the guests to get into their very own assault by means of constant defending. Ljubic had the most effective possibilities with a long-range shot (22′) and Skirri with a set piece (header, 39′).

Game participant

Linton Maina


Grade the game

An thrilling and really intense, quick second half, however with playful flaws on either side.


Targets and playing cards

1:0Schmitz (9′)

1:1Maina (88′)

VfL Bochum


Reimann3 – Gamboa3 Orman3,5 Ordets3,5 Danilo Soares4 – Losilla4Stöger3Osterhagen3,5Zoller4Holtmann3 – P. Hoffman4

1. FC Cologne


The referee staff

Bastian Dankert


Game data

Stadium Vonovia Ruhr Stadium
Spectators 25,800 is

After the restart, Bochum was once more extra lively, with Zoller placing away a promising probability (forty ninth). Even if issues moved backwards and forwards, it didn’t initially result in extra quite a few scenes within the goal space. Hoffmann snuffed out one other objective with a deliberate long-range shot (59′) solely when Buscher’s staff compelled a counter-attack once more.

Reman and submit

During the week, Baumgart responded with a triple change a great hour later. Among different issues, he introduced on Maina, who was promptly thwarted by Reimann’s good act – though the objective was not counted because of Maina’s offside place (sixty fourth). However, as Cologne pressed tougher once more, Bochum pulled again additional.

Still had pinpricks, Stöger’s good probability would have been checked once more earlier than Hoffman’s alleged offensive foul (72′). Shortly thereafter, nonetheless, VfL may thank keeper Riemann (vs. Maina, 76th) and nonetheless zero behind the submit (vs. Adamayan, 77th).

Maina scores earlier than the top – Soldo misses extra

However, it ought to nonetheless fall. In the closing levels, the guests piled on the stress, in order that Maina’s late equalizer from a decent angle with Riemann’s suspenders was nicely well worth the efficiency (88th). VfL have been additionally fortunate that Soldo, who went up and was utterly free, didn’t rating 2-1 to FC after the nook (90+4).

Bochum, who scored for the first time on Matchday 7 however completed backside, visits Leipzig after the worldwide break on Saturday (3:30 pm). Cologne, who have been capable of keep away from their second Bundesliga defeat in a row, meet Dortmund on the similar time.

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