Sixth consecutive bankruptcy: Wolfsburg reaches relegation battle
WThe exterior of Weghorst was speechless. The Wolfsburg striker made several attempts after the final whistle to explain his bankruptcy. He failed. As sure as the Dutch striker and his teammates were in the game, the amazement that followed was great.
Lower Saxony continued its downward trend at the start of the second half of the season. At 0: 1 (0: 0) in Bochum, Florian Kohfeldt’s side had to accept a sixth consecutive defeat in the Bundesliga, and they are only two points behind 16th from relegation.
“It was a game where we did not achieve what we expected, what we were hoping for. We will continue with our plan that we developed over the winter,” said the coach, who did not want not much change.
At the empty Fonofia Rorsstadion, Bochum’s top scorer Milos Pantovic (65th minute) gave the former Wolfsburg player in the Champions League a negative record on Sunday. The previous mark for 2004 was five consecutive losses.
In return, the landowners enjoyed their power over their land even without the support of their fans. Thanks to the fifth success on his court, the climber climbed to eleventh place.
” It is very frustrating. But we don’t have to be dramatic either. We have 16 games left. said Weghorst helplessly.
Despite Wolfsburg’s best intentions to perform better than at the end of the first half of the season, FL Bochum got off to a better start. Only the courageous rescue of John Anthony Brooks after the shooting of Takuma Asano (third) kept the North Germans from falling early.
Bochum football coach Thomas Reiss, who was ‘Wölfen’ under-19 coach from 2016 to 2019, was kept on hold in the following minutes with a lot of running work and rough fencing. However, initially the Revierclub no longer creates truly compelling opportunities. It wasn’t until Danilo Soares shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 21st minute that the goal was recognized again.
Sad game without a lot of end zone scenes
It took Wolfsburg longer to get ahead in the game. Promising for the first time, they came close to the opposing goal in the 26th minute when Riddle Baku’s long shot missed, tacking slightly. However, that hasn’t helped increase the game’s modest entertainment value until then.
It was similarly dreary until intermission. Both teams made a lot of bad passes, avoided risks and remained alarming in attack.
Even after the start of the second half, Bochum got off to a better start and missed the possible 1-0 with a weak header from Anthony Lucilla (48) in the arms of goalkeeper Coen Castells. After just five minutes, Wolfsburg approached a Baku shot.
After all, both teams had now increased the speed. It quickly paid off for the Bochumers. After a cross from Gerrit Holtmann, Milos Pantovic headed for the penalty spot and brought the Revierclub in front at close range. Then he pushed Wolfsburg to equalize, but it didn’t work.