Braunschweig - VfL Bochum 1848 continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-1 win away to Eintracht Braunschweig.

With the in-form Simon Terodde amongst their ranks, Bochum had enjoyed an unbeaten start to the campaign, and in the fifth minute, Terodde struck his fifth goal of the campaign after good work by Timo Perthel. Bochum couldn’t capitalise on the goal, though, as Braunschweig reacted strongly, enjoying more possession and creating more chances, and their persistence was rewarded with Mirko Boland’s solo effort in the 17th minute.

The hosts enjoyed the better of the first period without ever creating a genuine chance, and continued in the same vein after the break. Bochum were reliant on Yusuke Tasaka’s creativity to keep the underworked Braunschweig defence on their toes, but when Vegar Hegenstadt missed a header in the 77th minute, Terodde was there to pounce. His scrappy finish gave Bochum all three points, and showed Braunschweig the value of having an instinctive finisher in your ranks.

The result lifts a still-unbeaten Bochum to the top of the league, while Braunschweig slide to 12th.

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