On match day 32 in the Bundesliga, BVB lost the small district derby against VfL Bochum 3: 4 (2: 2). Dortmund initially turned the match around after being down 2-0 thanks to a hat trick by Erling Haaland, but Bochum not only equalized but also managed to win with a hand penalty.
Thanks to two penalties within twelve minutes, which were only given after a review by VAR and referee Robert Hartmann, Haaland Bochum equalized early two-goal lead in the first half (here is the live ticker for the match). In the second half, the Norwegian initially turned the match around for BVB with his third goal of the afternoon, but Bochum equalized thanks to a great ball reception by Jürgen Locadia and a mistake by Manuel Akanji, before Axel Witsel provoked the afternoon’s third penalty kick. Milos Pantovic scored the praised victory goal (85th).
For Bochum, it was the first victory at BVB since 1998. With the victory, VfL made it perfect to stay up in the league. “It’s the culmination of the season,” said beer-brewed Bochum coach Thomas Reis sky: “This is celebrated!” Sports director Sebastian Schindzielorz remarked smugly: “It’s not that bad.”
Dortmund’s players were sometimes whistled by their fans after the match. Dortmund coach Marco Rose agreed sky: “I can well understand people’s anger. But the boys did not deserve to be offended. We had chance after chance. But four conceded goals are obviously too many.”
BVB – VfL Bochum: The analysis
VfL Bochum almost put the reducer away having drawn the entire left side defense away, but the shot went straight into the arms of the goalkeeper. After a nice move by Dortmund’s starting 11 debutant Bynoe-Gittens, where Haaland was offside before his pass, Bochum’s goalkeeper Manuel Niemann directed his wide kick towards Asano. Dortmund right-back Raphael Guerreiro was thrown off course by the Japanese with a minimal push, Asano’s cross reached Sebastian Polter, who was completely free thanks to a slap from Akanji and raised the ball in goal to 1-0.
2-0 through Gerrit Holtmann in the eighth minute was initiated by the striker with a pass to Asano himself. Again, Dortmund failed to put pressure on the Japanese, who could hand over to Holtmann, who made it 2-0 with a wonderful flick (8th).
BVB needed VAR twice, two penalty kicks and two Haalands to equalize the match and take control from then on. If Pantovic had accidentally touched the ball with his hand before the first penalty kick (18th), the second penalty kick order was a lot harder according to the TV pictures of referee Hartmann.
Haaland had pushed Rexhbecaj down in the battle for the position in the penalty area, the Bochum player had touched the incoming ball with his arm while trying to free himself from Haaland’s embrace. Haaland did not care: he took the penalty kick located in the lower left corner of the goal. He had placed the first one at the bottom right.
BVB then took control of the game. The passionate defending guests could thank goalkeeper Manuel Riemann for not deciding the match earlier. BVB made it 3-2 thanks to Haaland’s third goal, but failed to get it all clear. In return, Locadia scored for 3: 3 after a mistake by Akanji, before Pantovic even made it 4: 3 with hand penalties, which suited the match.
One week after the defeat in a direct duel at FC Bayern Munich, the next disappointment for BVB. Bochum is finally saved by victory.
BVB – VfL Bochum: The votes
Marco Rose (Borussia Dortmund coach): “We are super disappointed. We reacted well after falling behind. I actually had a good feeling today, but we did not score the fourth goal. When I look at the table and see 50 goals conceded, it is clear what the core issue is. . is is.”
Thomas Reis (coach VfL Bochum): “It was pure emotion. We made the whole of Bochum proud. We achieved great things this season. Let’s see what the night brings.”
BVB – VfL Bochum: The line-ups
Dortmund: Hitz – Wolf (Reinier 84), Akanji, Zagadou, Guerreiro (Rothe 84) – Witsel (Papadopoulos 87), Bellingham – Brandt (Moukoko 87), Reus, Bynoe-Gittens (Passlack 63) – Haaland. – Coach: Rose
Bochum: Riemann – Gamboa, Masovic, Leitsch, Bockhorn – Losilla – Pantovic, Rexhbecaj (84. Löwen) – Asano (72. Zoller), Polter (72. Locadia), Holtmann (68. Antwi-Adjei). – Coach: Rice
BVB – VfL Bochum: Game data
Porte: 0: 1 Polter (3.), 0: 2 Holtmann (8.), 1: 2 Haaland (18. / penalty after VAR), 2: 2 Haaland (30. / penalty after VAR), 3: 2 Haaland, 3 : 3 Locadia (81st), 3: 4 Pantovic (penalty / 85th).
Yellow card: Bellingham (9), Brandt (3), Rothe, Papadopoulos-Losilla (4), Masovic (7), Zoller (3)
Special event: Judge Hartmann decides after two video studies on the hand penalties for BVB in the 18th and 30th minute.
- Polter made it 1-0 for the fourth time this season in the Bundesliga.
- Borussia Dortmund conceded nine goals in the first quarter of the Bundesliga this season – only FC Augsburg (12) and VfB Stuttgart (11) have more.
- Polter scored after just 2:10, the earliest goal in the Bundesliga for VfL Bochum this season.
- VfL Bochum have won six penalties in the Bundesliga this season – only Borussia Dortmund (10) and RB Leipzig (8) have more.
Game star: Erling Haaland (BVB)
A penalty kick at the bottom right, a penalty kick at the bottom left, a winning goal after a one-two with the left leg: the goal scorer was back in his element. Five of his shots were on target and he converted three. This quota should emulate him first.
Match flop: Manuel Akanji (BVB)
Dortmund’s central defender played a crucial role in three conceded goals. Slipped away unhappily before 0: 1, put no pressure on Takuma Asano before 0: 2 and literally rejected the duel against Jürgen Leonardo Locadia before 3: 3. It did not help that his data was largely orderly.
Judge: Robert Hartmann
The referee from Wangen looked at both Bochum handballs correctly in the penalty area again. The second-hand penalty for Dortmund was too harsh. Hartmann saw Axel Witsel’s handball in front of Bochum’s 4: 3 immediately.