TSG lose in Bochum

TSG Hoffenheim suffered a 3-2 (2-0) loss away to VfL Bochum. Bochum took their precarious situation in the table in their stride and clearly set the tone in the first half. Kevin Stöger put the home side ahead with a direct free-kick (34), before Felix Passlack increased the lead shortly before the break (45+2). Bochum pressed for the third goal, which they then scored through Stöger in the 64th minute. TSG only woke up after that, with Andrej Kramarić bringing TSG back into the game with a remarkable brace (74/84). However, it came too little too late to take anything home from Bochum.


Head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo opted for the same starting XI from the 4-3 win against Borussia Mönchengladbach last weekend. 

The scenario

TSG came into the match placed ninth in the table, VfL Bochum found themselves down in 15th. 

Moment of the match

After TSG drew to within a goal at 3-2, a promising counter-attack was whistled back for an alleged foul by Ihlas Bebou. It was a blatantly false decision that robbed TSG of a real chance to equalise late on.

Number of the game: 36

TSG conceded 36 shots against VfL Bochum - too many to bring points home from the Ruhr.


TSG Hoffenheim will kick off the matchday again next week when they host RB Leipzig. Kick-off at the PreZero Arena is scheduled for 20:30 CET on Friday.

Match stats


VfL Bochum: Riemann – Passlack (90+5, Gamboa), Ordets, K. Schlotterbeck, Bernardo – Bero (88, Masovic), Losilla – Stöger, Wittek (75, Asano) – P. Hofmann (88, Daschner), Broschinski 

TSG Hoffenheim: Baumann – Ozan Kabak, Grillitsch, Drexler – Kadeřábek, Prömel (46, Becker), Tohumcu (46, Stach), Skov (56, Jurásek) – Kramarić – Weghorst (69, Bebou), Beier (69, Bülter)

Goals: 1-0 Stöger (34), 2-0 Passlack (45+2), 3-0 Stöger (64), 3-1 Kramarić (74), 3-2 Kramarić (84)



Match highlights

6. Min.

Baumann to the rescue

A huge chance for Bochum: Losilla crosses into the box, where Hofmann takes the ball down well and finishes with a powerful shot from close range. Baumann makes an incredible reflex save and steers the ball onto the crossbar.

34. Min.

Bochum take the lead

Stöger dips his free-kick over the wall from 20 metres out, the ball lands right in the top corner. No chance for Baumann. 

37. Min.

Drexler hits the post

TSG almost find an immediate answer. Kramaric sends a delivery into the area. The ball falls to Drexler, who unleashes a vicious curling effort which crashes off the upright. 

45 + 2. Min.

Passlack extends the lead

That was far too easy. Broschinski crosses into the area, where first Skov fails to clear and then Kramaric can't get his feet sorted. Passlack is quick to pounce on the opportunity and slots the ball in from close range.

46. Min.

Grillitsch to the rescue

After just 60 seconds played in the second half, the TSG goal is threatened anew. Losilla meets a corner to head the ball towards goal, but Grillitsch is at the far post and clears the ball off the line.

64. Min.

A third goal conceded

TSG are being outplayed here. The third goal comes from a throw-in: Hofmann heads the ball onto Stöger, who tees up Broschinski. His shot is blocked by Baumann, but Stöger only has to poke home the rebound.

73. Min.

Kramaric pulls one back

Kaderabek makes a strong break down the right flank and crosses to Jurasek. His shot on goal is guided into the back of the net by Kramaric's touch.

80. Min.

Baumann outstanding

Passlack gets in a shot from distance after a corner, but Baumann makes a great save to turn the deflected shot over the crossbar.


84. Min.

Now it's 3-2

Grillitsch launches a long ball forward to Kramaric, who takes one touch to pluck the ball out the air sublimely, then a second to dink the ball over Riemann's head and into the back of the net. A brilliant goal, and suddenly there's hope for TSG. 

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