Soccer Bundesliga: Bochum beats Wolfsburg 1-0

As of: January 9th, 2022 8:04 p.m.

VfL Bochum prevailed 1-0 (0-0) in a weak Bundesliga match against VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday, thus increasing the crisis in Lower Saxony. The climber sets himself apart from the relegation ranks.

Milos Pantovic scored the fifth home win in Bochum this Bundesliga season with his goal in the 65th minute. The newcomer improved through the success with 23 points to 11th place.

Seventh bankruptcy in a row for Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg, on the other hand, remained without a win in the eighth competitive game in a row – the last seven were even lost – and in 14th place is only two points ahead of the relegation place. “It doesn’t help: we all have to get out of there together. We have to work hard, work really hard for it,” said Wolfsburg captain Maximilian Arnold at DAZN.

Weak level with few opportunities

Bochum started confidently, Wolfsburg waiting: Anthony Losilla (4th) and Danilo Soares (20th) missed the first opportunities. After that, the guests stood better and approached the opponent’s housing for the first time with a long-range shot from Ridle Baku (26th).

Afterwards the already not very respectable game flattened completely. Both teams made too many bad passes, avoided the risk and remained alarmingly harmless in attack.

After the break, the wolves were initially a little more alert: Baku tried twice from a distance. Losilla had a good opportunity with a header for Bochum (48th). Then the game switched back to idle. It only got really dangerous again in the middle of the second half.

Pantovic lucky to lead

To be more precise, in the 65th minute: The guests lost the ball in the build-up, Holtmann crossed and Maxence Lacroix headed in the middle when trying to clear Pantovic. From there the ball landed in the net – tour Bochum.

The wolves then pushed Bochum in behind with a lot of possession, but were completely harmless in the front. Bochum could have extended the lead on various counter-attack opportunities, but just missed the 2-0 win in injury time through Eduard Löwen.

The climber from the Ruhr area travels to Mainz next Saturday. Kick-off is at 3:30 p.m. At the same time, Wolfsburg will receive Hertha from Berlin, which is also in crisis, on the 19th matchday for a basement duel.


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