Thanks to the surprising 1-0 (0-0) win over RB Leipzig, VfL Bochum has gained some air in the bottom of the table. Erhan Masovic headed Bochum into the lead shortly after the break. After that, Leipzig pressed, but four days after the 0:7 in the Champions League at Manchester City there was the next serious setback for the Saxons.
The new bottom is VfB Stuttgart after the 0:1 (0:0) home defeat against VfL Wolfsburg. Omar Marmoush scored the 56th-minute goal for Wolfsburg, whose hard-fought victory kept their European hopes alive.
TSG Hoffenheim has stopped its sporting descent and probably saved the job of the previously counted coach Pellegrino Matarazzo. The Kraichgauer prevailed in the basement duel of the Bundesliga at home against Hertha BSC 3-1 (2-0) and scored the first three points in the sixth game under Matarazzo’s leadership.
In the event of another defeat, the former Stuttgart coach would have been threatened with dismissal, according to media reports. Thanks to their first Bundesliga win in five months, Hoffenheim climbed up to 15th place in the table, with Hertha one place behind.
FC Schalke 04 saved a point in added time in the 1-1 (0-0) win at FC Augsburg. Schalke, who were at risk of relegation, fell behind after a goal by Arne Maier (51st). After the red card for Augsburg’s Ermedin Demirovic (53′) for a serious foul, the guests still deservedly equalized with a penalty kick from Marius Bülter (90′ + 3′) and have now been unbeaten in eight games. (dpa)
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