After parting methods with promotion coach Thomas Rees, Bochum lastly scored towards 1. FC Köln within the Bundesliga. But they weren’t actually pleased at VfL.
Bochum drew 1-1 (1-0) towards 1. FC Köln within the pouring rain on Sunday (September 18, 2022) and earned a minimum of the primary level of the present Bundesliga season. Cologne’s Benno Schmitz (ninth minute) gave VfL the lead with an personal purpose, Linton Maina (88th minute) managed to equalise.
Bochum are backside of the desk with one level, however usually are not the primary membership in Bundesliga historical past to start out with seven defeats. With ten factors, Cologne is inside placing distance of the worldwide locations.
Bochum in fortune and misfortune
Under interim coach Heiko Buscher, VfL took the lead early on, albeit fortunately. After a cross from left winger Gerrit Holtmann, Jonas shot previous Hector Schmitz, whose supporting leg flicked the ball into the purpose. Bochum was unfortunate within the twentieth minute: Holtmann put the ball on the left publish from 14 meters out.
As a end result, VfL have been primarily constructed on a stagnant protection and lurking on the counter-attack, however Köln remained very susceptible offensively regardless of rising probabilities. FC’s finest likelihood earlier than the break was missed after a free kick by Elise Skerry (40′), when she headed simply large from the close to nook.
Shocking second for VfL
With numerous ardour and dedication, particularly from 18-year-old hometown Tim Orman on his league debut, Bochum labored his solution to the primary factors within the second spherical as effectively. After an excellent hour there was a second of shock. Substitute Maina headed residence a cross from the far publish. VfL goalkeeper Manuel Reimann cleared the ball off the road with a world class save. However, a purpose for offside doesn’t depend.
Cologne rewarded the ultimate invasion
Colon now threw all the things ahead. First Reimann (75′) cleared a harmful ball 35 meters from Eric Martel’s purpose, a minute later Bochum’s goalkeeper deflected a treacherous shot from Maina across the publish, then Sargis Adamyan hit the within publish from simply 9 meters.
In the tip, FC have been rewarded for his or her late onslaught when Maina equalized earlier than the tip of regulation time. Nicola Soldo (90+4) additionally missed an enormous likelihood to win in Cologne by a slim margin.
How lengthy does Busher do it?
It is unclear how lengthy Bucher will proceed as Bochum’s interim coach. The 42-year-old, who is definitely in control of the U19s and making his third look, admitted that he “Training with a Bundesliga crew is numerous enjoyable”. But he additionally harassed: “I’ll do it so long as I’m wanted. We’ve made that clear.”
First interviews with candidates
It is predicted that the underside of the Bundesliga will introduce a brand new coach in the course of the worldwide break. “The First Conversation” Sports director Patrick Fabian confirmed at “DAZN” with the candidates for Reis’ successor. The 34-year-old didn’t wish to reveal extra. The want profile is extra advanced than will be introduced in a couple of seconds, stated the previous Bochum defender.
Bochum in Leipzig, Cologne towards Dortmund
On matchday 8, VfL Bochum journey to RB Leipzig (Saturday, October 1st, 2022, 3:30 pm). At the identical time, 1. FC Köln receives Borussia from Dortmund.