Robin dutt and the vfl bochum have a good start in the relegation battle of the 2. Fubball-bundesliga the longed-for premiere victory celebrated.
With a 1-0 (1-0) win at FC ingolstadt on monday, the traditional club from the ruhr region recorded its first three points in the third game under its new coach and continues to hold its own against the competition in the bottom of the table.
Robert tesche (32. Minute) was before 7934 spectators the vfl-matchwinner. Ingolstadt’s stefan kutschke missed a penalty as he did last matchday (28.). The bundesliga relegated team not only has to bury its already slim promotion ambitions, but is now only four points clear of third-last place in the table.
Bochum attacker lukas hinterseer sniffed at the lead twice early on at his old effective venue. The austrian, who moved from upper bavaria to the ruhr area in the summer, failed to score each time against his former teammate orjan nyland (14./16.). "It was nice to be back here for the first time," said hinterseer, who scored 18 goals in eight first- and second-league games for ingolstadt. The victory was important. "We’ve had pressure all season," said the striker.
On the other side kutschke afforded himself the next miss from the point. A week ago, the attacker had missed a penalty in the 1:2 against duisburg, this time vfl keeper manuel riemann parried the 29-year-old’s penalty kick. Tesche had earlier brought down sonny kittel.
Tesche did better than before the penalty: after a corner kick, the bochum defender took advantage of his unexpected free space and headed in the goal for the lead. His first goal of the season was also the first in the tenure of former DFB sports director and former first division coach dutt, who was appointed three weeks ago.
Without the injured attacker dario lezcano and the red-suspended midfielder almog cohen, the ingolstadter also had a hard time in the second half of the game. The attacking words were too harmless. A goal gurgled on the other side, but robbie kruse was offside for what was supposed to be 2-0 (54.). In the final phase, FCI risked everything and created a lot of suspense, but coach stefan leitl’s eleven could no longer make a decisive impact.
After kaiserslautern, darmstadt, and furth had all scored in the relegation battle, bochum were clearly relieved about the win in the second half. FCI’s slump continues: only two wins in the past eleven games.