Highlights

FINAL
Vonovia Ruhrstadion
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D. Brychwhistle
Vonovia Ruhrstadion
0:19
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WATCH: ADAMS: "NKUNKU IS SOMETHING SPECIAL"

90'
+ 4

FULL TIME! BOCHUM 0-1 LEIPZIG

Nkunku does it again! Leipzig edge Bochum to go fourth on goal difference!
Full-time
90'
+ 4

HALF CHANCE

Olmo with a shot from inside the area... blocked!
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai 33.04km/h
2.
Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku 32.81km/h
3.
Cristian Gamboa
Cristian Gamboa 32.77km/h
89'

NKUNKU OK

Relief for Leipzig as Nkunku returns to his feet. Meanwhile, three minutes of added time are indicated by the fourth official...
87'

NKUNKU DOWN

Gamboa is booked after catching Nkunku with a raised boot. Worryingly for Leipzig, their top scorer stays down...
87'

Yellow card

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Cristian Gamboa
Cristian Gamboa
86'

Substitution

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Danny Blum
Danny Blum
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Eduard Löwen
Eduard Löwen
85'

CHANCE!

Rexhbecaj takes possession in the Leipzig box. He has Locadia to his right, but goes it alone and shanks over.
82'

AND NOW BOCHUM ARE BEHIND!

Henrichs advances over halfway and threads a ball into the feet of Nkunku. He controls in a cental area outside the box, before driving with unerring accuracy into the bottom corner. That's his 14th Bundesliga goal of the season.
82'

Christopher Nkunku

GOAL!

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Christopher Nkunku
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
9 %
81'

EXTRA MAN IN MIDFIELD

Tedesco throws on Laimer in place of Forsberg, with a view to bringing a bit of stability to the midfield. Bochum are on top right now...
81'

Substitution

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Konrad Laimer
Konrad Laimer
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Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
78'

CHANCES!

Antwi-Adjei heads Holtmann's teasing cross against the foot of Gulacsi's left-hand post. Rexhbecaj connects with the loose ball, but his goal-bound effort is blocked by Orban's right thigh. Superb defending.
77'

SWEEPER-KEEPER

Riemann's out quickly as Leipzig go over the top for Nkunku. Neuer-esque from the Bochum No.1, who calmly chips the bouncing ball to a teammate.
75'

ALMOST

A ball is blocked into the path of Locadia. He feints to shoot, taking him past Angelino on the edge of the area, and his eventual effort is blocked behind for an ultimately fruitless corner. There's a late winner in this...
72'

REIS ROLLS THE DICE

As Leipzig did, Bochum rotate their entire forward line. Messrs Antwi-Adjei, Holtmann and Locadia - all of whom started against Bayern - are on. Henrichs is also into the action for Leipzig defender Mukiele.
72'

Substitution

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Christopher Antwi-Adjei
Christopher Antwi-Adjei
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Miloš Pantovic
Miloš Pantovic
72'

Substitution

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Benjamin Henrichs
Benjamin Henrichs
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Nordi Mukiele
Nordi Mukiele
72'

Substitution

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Gerrit Holtmann
Gerrit Holtmann
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Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano
71'

Substitution

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Jürgen Locadia
Jürgen Locadia
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Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter
70'

OFF THE BAR!

Simakan concedes a free-kick down by the corner flag. Pantovic launches the set-piece towards the penalty spot, where Losilla rises unmarked to head against the top of the crossbar.
70'

Yellow card

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Mohamed Simakan
Mohamed Simakan
68'

OFF TARGET

Here come Leipzig again. Olmo's raised the tempo and is finding pockets of space. He crosses for Forsberg, who miscues his left-footed volley. Warning signs for Bochum all the same...
66'

BIG CHANCE!

Forsberg does really well to dispossess Gamboa on the right-hand side of the Bochum area. The Swede finds the unmarked Silva in the middle, but it takes him by surprise and his left-footed strike is scuffed wide.
64'

GAME OPENING UP

The pace picks up as Rexhbecaj fires a first-time cross into the Leipzig area. The blue shirts lie in wait, but Leipzig get it clear.
59'

TRIPLE CHANGE

Andre Silva, Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo join the action, with Yussuf Poulsen, Dominik Szoboszlai and Tyler Adams making way. Expect a completely different Leipzig now...
58'

Substitution

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Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
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Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams
58'

Substitution

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Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku
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Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai
58'

Substitution

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André Silva
André Silva
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Yussuf Poulsen
Yussuf Poulsen
57'

PANTOVIC!

The ball breaks for Pantovic just inside the area. He has runners off him, but goes for goal and lashes over.
54'

BOCHUM SHOT

Rexhbecaj gets a bit lucky on the edge of the Leipzig area as he gets a shot off that Gulacsi has to parry.
46'

AS YOU WERE

No changes yet. How long before Tedesco rolls the dice? Olmo scored one and assisted two from the bench against Hertha last week...
Kick-off!
45'
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HALF-TIME! BOCHUM 0-0 LEIPZIG

No goals and few chances, but plenty of endeavour in Bochum. Leipzig haven't really got going, which is no surprise given the number of changes Tedesco made to his starting line-up. Expect to see Nkunku and Olmo on before long.
Half-time
41'

STAT ATTACK

Leipzig have never lost to a promoted team in their Bundesliga history, boasting a record of 19 wins and three draws. Against Bochum, Leipzig have a flawless record of six wins out of six.
35'

RIGHT IDEA

Not a bad ball from Angelino as he dinks one in from the left towards the six-yard box. Riemann reads it all the way, though, and smothers before Poulsen can jockey into position.
31'

WELL-DRILLED BOCHUM

Since losing 3-0 to Leipzig on Matchday 7, no club has conceded fewer than Bochum's 16 goals. No wonder Leipzig are finding space in the final third hard to come by.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai 33.04km/h
2.
Cristian Gamboa
Cristian Gamboa 32.77km/h
3.
Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano 32.46km/h
27'

EVEN STEVENS

Bochum are holding their own against the Bundesliga's form team...
Goal attempts
2 off target
0 on target
1 off target
0 on target
27'

Possession (%)
5941
27'

Passes
122
109
23'

FIRST OPENINGS FOR LEIPZIG

Forsberg travels a long way with the ball at his feet. He eventually releases Angelino to his left, whose teasing low cross is hacked away by Leitsch before Szoboszlai can pounce. It's pinged back in for Poulsen, but his header is off target.
18'

FINAL PASS LACKING

Both sides full of running in the opening exchanges, but there's a lack of composure in the final third. Feelers still very much out.
11'

MUKIELE OK

Henrichs was getting stripped for action moments ago, but Mukiele is back on his feet again and off on another powerful run. Good news for Leipzig.
7'

MUKIELE DOWN

Bella-Kotchap wins the ball, but catches Mukiele in the process. The Leipzig defender was moving full tilt when they collided, and needs attention.
2'

POULSEN POWER

Poulsen gets his head down and uses his strength to palm off his marker on the right-hand side. He gets a cross in, but Riemann is there to gather ahead of Szoboszlai.
Kick-off!

MOMENT OF REFLECTION

There's a one-minute pause for reflection in support of the people of Ukraine, ahead of kick-off. On Thursday, the DFL released a statement reading, "The DFL condemns the Russian attack on Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. War in any form is unacceptable – and incompatible with the values of sport. Our immediate concern is for the people affected in Ukraine."

TABLE TALK

Leipzig can climb back up to fourth with a win. Three points for Bochum will take them above Frankfurt into 10th.
2:03
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WATCH: LEIPZIG 3-0 BOCHUM

And it was an Nkunku brace that helped Leipzig past Bochum in the reverse fixture.
3:39
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WATCH: CHRISTOPHER NKUNKU TACTICAL ANALYSIS

It's only the second time this season Leipzig's 13-goal top scorer Nkunku has started a game on the bench. The other was against Mainz on Matchday 18, when he scored one and assisted two as a half-time substitute. A further word of warning to Bochum: the Frenchman has scored in three straight Bundesliga games and has six goals in 2022. Only Bayern's Robert Lewandowski (nine) has more since the turn of the year.

REIS DOFFS HAT TO LEIPZIG

Thomas Reis has masterminded a win over Bayern and draw with Dortmund already this season, and knows it'll take another special effort to take points off Leipzig. "I watched the Europa League match [against Sociedad]," Bochum's boss said. "Leipzig were in full control and absolutely deserved to get through to the next round. The goal they conceded did briefly cause some unrest, but you saw their quality once again. We’re in for a tough one. For me, Leipzig are one of the top three teams in Germany. Their football is outstanding, especially in terms of their passing game."
0:14
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WATCH: PRE-MATCH WARM-UP

TEDESCO FULL OF PRAISE FOR BOCHUM

"It's impressive to see the kind of season VfL are having as a promoted side," Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco said prior to the game. "The way they have consistently been picking up points, especially in the second half of the season, is remarkable. They have proven that they are capable of playing extremely well, as we saw against Bayern. We will need to be alert, given that our aim is to take all three points home from Bochum."
2:03
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WATCH: STUTTGART 1-1 BOCHUM

After beating Bayern 4-2, Bochum needed a 94th-minute penalty from Eduard Löwen against Stuttgart.
2:03
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WATCH: HERTHA 1-6 LEIPZIG

Leipzig cruised to victory in Berlin last weekend, with Nkunku scoring two of six goals.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

Elvis Rexhbecaj returns to the Bochum midfield following suspension, while head coach Thomas Reis rotates his entire front three. Gerrit Holtmann, Christopher Antwi-Adjei and Jürgen Locadia drop to the bench, with Sebastian Polter and Takuma Asano coming in, and Milos Pantovic shifting into attack. Less of a surprise is the changes made by Leipzig counterpart Domenico Tedesco. Christopher Nkunku, Dani Olmo, Andre Silva, Konrad Laimer and Benjamin Henrichs make way following Thursday's UEFA Europa League play-off win over Real Sociedad. Tyler Adams, Dominik Szoboszlau, Emil Forsberg and Yussuf Poulsen start. Nordi Mukiele, meanwhile, fills in for suspended defender Josko Gvardiol.

BOCHUM STARTING LINE-UP

Riemann - Gamboa, Bella-Kotchap, Leitsch, Soares - Losilla (c), Löwen - Rexhbecaj - Pantovic, Polter, Asano

BOCHUM SUBS

Esser, Masovic, Osterhage, Blum, Stafylidis, Holtmann, Locadia, Antwi-Adjei, Tesche

LEIPZIG STARTING LINE-UP

Gulacsi (c) - Simakan, Orban, Mukiele - Klostermann, Adams, Haidara, Angelino – Szoboszlai, Forsberg - Poulsen

LEIPZIG SUBS

Martinez, Tschauner, Nkunku, Halstenberg, Olmo, Laimer, Silva, Novoa, Henrichs
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