Monday, April 26, 2021
“Difficult to understand” broke
Darmstadt dismantles Bochum in eight minutes
The longed-for promotion is so close for VfL Bochum. But in the duel against SV Darmstadt 98 in the 2nd Bundesliga, the Ruhrklub missed the chance to do almost everything perfectly.
VfL Bochum has missed a huge opportunity in its intended return to the Bundesliga after eleven years of being second class. The front runner could not take advantage of the overwhelming mistakes of the competition at the weekend and received a 1: 3 (0: 0) defeat at SV Darmstadt 98. Christian Clemens (79th minute) and Serdar Dursun (81st / 86th) scored the goals for South Hesse. For VfL, Robert Tesche (73) had just scored the opening goal and thus aroused hopes for a preliminary decision.
“We lost individual duels and ended up on the losing track. Now we’ve got a setback,” said Bochum coach Thomas Reis. Meanwhile, winger Gerrit Holtmann confessed: “It’s hard to understand when you take the lead here. That can’t explain why we gave it away like that.”
With three game days before the end of the season, VfL still has six points ahead of second Greuther Fürth, who played one game less. On the relegation place, which the Hamburger SV occupies with one game less, there are nine points more. The fourth Holstein Kiel lurks eleven points behind the Bochumers with four fewer games.
The hosts from Hesse not only cracked the 40-point mark with their victory, but also mathematically secured their stay in the 2nd division. Eintracht Braunschweig (30 points) can no longer catch up with the lilies with three outstanding games.
Catch-up games without Bochum participation
Until the 32nd matchday, which will only take place after the cup semi-finals in two weeks, Bochum can now watch from the couch what the pursuers are doing. Fürth will receive Sandhausen on Wednesday, HSV will host Karlsruher SC, and after being quarantined twice, Kiel will have two catch-up games to play in Nuremberg and against Sandhausen.
In the duel between two top four offensives for attackers Dursun and Simon Terodde, an aggressive and entertaining game was expected – but nothing came of it at first. In the first 45 minutes there were hardly any scenes in the penalty area and no real chances to score. After the change, the hosts got stronger. Dursun (47th) had a direct chance to take the lead, but failed because of the strongly reacting Riemann representative Patrick Drewes. Bochum didn’t have much to offer, but then took the first real chance: But the opening goal by Bochum veteran Tesche was the wake-up call for the lilies – three goals followed within eight minutes.