Arminia on the abyss: Bochum wins late thanks to Bello's own goal

Bochum's coach Thomas Reis took a change compared to the 4: 3 at Borussia Dortmund, through which VfL had made the relegation perfectly, and started with Danilo Soares for Bockhorn as a left -back. Arminia coach Marco Kostmann changed his starting line-up after the 1-1 win over Hertha BSC in two positions: the short-term patient and Ince gave way for Schöpf and Krüger.

Bochum begins furiously, Arminia answers ice cold

With the relegation in the back, the Bochum started furiously and had two very early chances through Polter (2nd) and Holtmann (3rd) that remained unused. Pantovic was also unable to overcome the strong Ortega (13th, 15th). A little later there was the deserved Bochum guidance by Polter, who headed a flank from Pantovic (22nd). The VfL subsequently remained the game -determining team, but missed it to add. A failure that the Arminia punished freezing cold with the first chance of scoring by Nilsson (35th), it went into the break with a tie.

After the change of sides, the game initially took time. Both teams missed the intensity of the first round. Above all, the Bochumers were unable to build on their over long distances from the first round. An unspectacular half developed, in which there was no real chance of scoring for a long time. The biggest highlight was Tesch's substitution, which had shot VfL Bochum to climb with important hits and was celebrated by the fans in his last game in front of a home backdrop.

later stitch to the Bielefeld heart

There were only chances to report again in the final minutes. Only the substitute Ince for Bielefeld Knapp (83.), before the Bochum seconds before the end of the regular playing time, achieved the leadership: Joker Blum found Joker Zoller with a half -field flank. Obstega was able to save again against second -mentioned, but the rebound from teammate Bello could also no longer be parry for the goalkeeper of the Arminia (89.). A stroke of the neck that the guests could no longer recover from.

VFL Bochum vs Arminia Bielefeld 2-1 Sebastian Polter and George Bello own goal earn win Match recap

For Bochum, it goes on the very last matchday, which for all 18 Bundesliga clubs next Saturday (3:30 p.m.), to Union Berlin. Bielefeld has a guest in parallel RB Leipzig.