There’s one of the counters again! Antwi-Adjei is sent steeply on the right wing and looks for Asana with the first contact. Hummels deflects the pass with his toes and thus into Kobel’s arms. Important action from the central defender!
Gradually, Borussia can take control of the game. Bochum is keen to undermine this control with quick counterattacks that haven’t been particularly effective lately.
The corners of BVB do not yet cause danger. Süle is one or two centimeters short of Brandt’s high standard. So he heads the ball only in a high arc to the opponent.
Soares clears a low cross from Adeyemi before painting in.
The moved up Guerreiro tries to get a bouncing ball in front of the goal with a direct acceptance. He only hits the ball into the goal.
Stegemann faces the big task here that the heat in the stands does not transfer to the field and degenerate. So far he has managed this very well with clear whistles and short announcements.
Stöger is allowed to cross a free kick in front of the goal from the left half field. However, he plays it halfway into the sixteen, where Ryerson is blocked, which suddenly gives Asano space. However, his shot from a good eleven yards rolls in the middle of Kobel’s hands!
In the course of a corner, two high balls fly into the guests’ penalty area. Both times, VfL is on the spot with a head.
BVB fans can shut down again after the early goal surely caused panic. The team is alive!
Tooor for Borussia Dortmund, 1:1 by Karim Adeyemi
There’s the quick answer! Hummels hits a long diagonal pass, which Danilo Soares completely misjudges. This allows Malen to drive the ball to the right of the penalty area and play in front of the goal. Haller only touches the ball with his sole, but Adeyemi pushes the ball over the line at the second post!
Whipped on by the crowd, Gamboa moves down the right touchline. But his flank slips a bit and thus directly into Kobel’s arms!
Tooor for VfL Bochum, 1:0 by Anthony Losilla
The hosts lead! On the right, Asano gets a lot of space to cross, plays the ball after a few climbers to the five and is blocked there. The ball bounces in front of the penalty area to Losilla, who puts the ball on his right foot and then shoots wonderfully into the left corner! It’s Kobel’s turn with his fingernails, but he’s untenable!
Riemann is in the center circle and volleys a high pass to the top. This willingness to take risks cost him a lot in the cup against Dortmund.
What a mood Bochum and Dortmund create in the stands is simply fantastic.
There was a little delay due to a puff of smoke in the stands. Now the ball is rolling. BVB pushes, crosses into the penalty area after just seven seconds, where Ordets clears with a header. On the opposite side, Asano picks up the pace, but Hummels reads the room and runs the pass!
The floodlight illuminates the lawn of the extremely atmospheric Vonovia Ruhrstadion. The teams step out onto the rainy lawn. It will not be long!
The small district derby is led by the experienced Sascha Stegemann. On his 130th assignment, he will be supported by line assistants Christof Günsch and Frederick Assmuth.
Thanks to two early goals, BVB clearly won 3-0 against VfL Bochum in the first half of the season. Youssoufa Moukoko and Gio Reyna ensured a commanding lead after just 12 minutes, which Moukoko extended with his second goal in first-half added time.
Edin Terzić is once again worried about injuries. After Nico Schlotterbeck was injured early on against Eintracht Frankfurt, the central defender did not recover in time. That’s why the central defense consists again of Mats Hummels and Niklas Süle. Otherwise, the BVB coach remains true to his starting eleven.
After several errors and a substitution in the 24th minute, Jordi Osei-Tutu is no longer in the squad today. In return, Thomas Letsch lets Christian Gamboa defend at the back. In addition, Takamu Asano starts, while Simon Zoller has to watch from the bench first.
In the past six games, Borussia have fluctuated enormously between home and away games. Victories in front of the yellow wall contrast with the draw in the derby against Schalke, the defeat against Bayern Munich and the spectacular 3:3 against Stuttgart. Since BVB was still able to jump to the top of the table, the question now arises as to whether the black and yellow can also make it over the finish line. The first touchstone is approaching in Bochum.
VfL have been waiting for a win for four games and are vacillating between good games that ultimately only result in a draw, bitter defeats like against Stuttgart or hard clap like last week against Wolfsburg. As a result, Bochum are still only two points above the line. However, the home strength should bring the necessary points in the relegation battle.
Bochum is fighting against relegation, Dortmund for the championship. At 8:30 p.m., both teams meet for a small district derby. Welcome!