Bundesliga: VfL Bochum 1848 snatches a 2-1 win against DSC Arminia Bielefeld 2-1

BOCHUM. VfL Bochum 1848 beat DSC Arminia Bielefeld to win 2-1. An own goal from G. Bello was decisive in the 89min.


BOCHUM. VfL Bochum 1848 conquered DSC Arminia Bielefeld to win 2-1. An own goal from G. Bello was decisive in the 89min. It was VfL Bochum 1848 to strike first with a goal of S. Polter at the 21′. Then it was a goal in the 35′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, G. Bello gave the win to VfL Bochum 1848 in the 89′ minute with an own goal. VfL Bochum 1848 took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion stadium in Bochum on Friday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Robert Schröder who was helped by Jan Clemens Neitzel and Thomas Gorniak. The 4th official was Sven Jablonski. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.9 degrees Celsius or 58.82 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 56%.​

Match Statistics

VfL Bochum 1848 was in firm control of the ball 59% while DSC Arminia Bielefeld was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

VfL Bochum 1848 was more aggressive with 38 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons VfL Bochum 1848 won the contest.

VfL Bochum 1848 shot 18 times, 9 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, DSC Arminia Bielefeld shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to VfL Bochum 1848. On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to DSC Arminia Bielefeld.

After this match, VfL Bochum 1848 will have 39 points to stay in the 12th place. On the opposite side, DSC Arminia Bielefeld will stay with 27 points to stay in the 17th place.

Match Events

  • 21'

    S. Polter

  • 35'

    J. Nilsson

    G. Castro

  • 46'

    J. Serra

    F. Kruger

  • 68'

    S. Vasiliadis

    G. Castro

  • 68'

    J. Locadia

    S. Polter

  • 73'

    R. Tesche

    E. Rexhbecaj

  • 73'

    S. Zoller

    G. Holtmann

  • 77'

    G. Bello

    J. Laursen

  • 77'

    B. Ince

    M. Okugawa

  • 84'

    E. Lowen

    M. Pantovic

  • 84'

    D. Blum

    T. Asano

  • 87'

    R. Hack

    A. Schopf

  • 89'

    G. Bello (OG)

Next match

In the upcoming Bundesliga match, VfL Bochum 1848 will play away with FC Union Berlin on the 14th of May with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of FC Union Berlin (0 draws).

DSC Arminia Bielefeld will host RB Leipzig on the 14th of May with a 2-1 head to head stats in favor of RB Leipzig (0 draws).

VfL Bochum 1848: Formation and Lineups

VfL Bochum 1848 started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Thomas Reis chose to play with the following team: Manuel Riemann (7.0), Cristian Gamboa (6.9), Erhan Mašović (7.3), Maxim Leitsch (7.1), Danilo Soares (7.1), Miloš Pantović (7.2), Anthony Losilla (7.1), Elvis Rexhbeçaj (6.7), Takuma Asano (7.3), Sebastian Polter (7.2) and Gerrit Holtmann (6.8).


VfL Bochum 1848 made 5 changes: S. Polter for J. Locadia (68′), E. Rexhbecaj for R. Tesche (73′), G. Holtmann for S. Zoller (73′), M. Pantovic for E. Lowen (84′) and T. Asano for D. Blum (84′).

Top player: Erhan Mašović

Probably the most impressive player in VfL Bochum 1848 was Erhan Mašović even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.3) with 73 passes (83% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4.

DSC Arminia Bielefeld: Formation and Lineups

DSC Arminia Bielefeld started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Marco Kostmann played with: Stefan Ortega (8.1), Nathan De Medina (6.8), Guilherme Ramos (7.6), Joakim Nilsson (7.9), Jacob Laursen (6.3), Patrick Wimmer (6.4), Alessandro Schöpf (7.0), Manuel Prietl (7.1), Masaya Okugawa (6.3), Florian Krüger (6.4) and Gonzalo Castro (7.4).


DSC Arminia Bielefeld made 5 changes: F. Kruger for J. Serra (46′), G. Castro for S. Vasiliadis (68′), J. Laursen for G. Bello (77′), M. Okugawa for B. Ince (77′) and A. Schopf for R. Hack (87′).

Best player: Stefan Ortega

The player that probably impressed the most for DSC Arminia Bielefeld was the goalkeeper: Stefan Ortega. His rating is 8.12. He performed 7 saves.

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