Highlights

FINAL
Vonovia Ruhrstadion
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B. Dankertwhistle
Vonovia Ruhrstadion
0:17
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WATCH: OSEI-TUTU: "A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION"

90'
+ 6

GAME OVER

Bochum have their first point of the season but it was almost more. The hosts led via Schmitz's own goal early on but Maina's drilled finish at the end rescued a point for Cologne. On the balance of play, a draw seems a fair result.
Full-time
90'
+ 3

ALMOST COLOGNE

Nikola Soldo at the death! The ball lands at the defender's feet right in front of goal but he's leaning back and lashes over the crossbar. What a chance that was.
90'
+ 1

TIME ADDED ON

There will be five minutes of added time here.
90'

Substitution

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Vasileios Lampropoulos
Vasileios Lampropoulos
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Ivan Ordets
Ivan Ordets
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.
Gerrit Holtmann
Gerrit Holtmann 34.72km/h
2.
Dejan Ljubicic
Dejan Ljubicic 34.28km/h
3.
Linton Maina
Linton Maina 34.14km/h
88'

COLOGNE LEVEL!

Bochum hearts are broken at the death. The ball breaks to Maina inside the area and he batters a low shot through Riemann and into the corner of the net.
88'

Linton Maina

GOAL!

1 : 1
Linton Maina
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.
15 %
86'

COLOGNE CHARGE

Cologne are throwing everything at this now. A corner from the right sees Dietz connect but Riemann gets enough on the ball to block out the chance.
83'

Substitution

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Saidy Janko
Saidy Janko
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Cristian Gamboa
Cristian Gamboa
83'

Substitution

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Erhan Mašović
Erhan Mašović
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Tim Oermann
Tim Oermann
81'

DIETZ OFF TARGET

Cologne sub Dietz heads well over the top and the Bochum fans are beginning to sense that this might just be their day.
79'

Substitution

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Christopher Antwi-Adjei
Christopher Antwi-Adjei
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Philipp Hofmann
Philipp Hofmann
78'

END-TO-END

Sargis Adamyan thwacks a shot against the Bochum post. The hosts then counter and Hofmann drills a low left-footed shot wide of the upright.
76'

RIEMANN TO BOCHUM'S RESCUE

Maina's shot from the left is palmed wide by Riemann. We've had our first shot on target from Cologne.
74'

Substitution

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Florian Dietz
Florian Dietz
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Dejan Ljubicic
Dejan Ljubicic
74'

Substitution

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Sargis Adamyan
Sargis Adamyan
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Florian Kainz
Florian Kainz
73'

BOCHUM CHANCE

Stöger slides in and connects to send a shot goalwards ... Schwäbe saves but the referee has spotted an infringement in the build up.
71'

Passes
221
403
68'

BOCHUM HOPES

Look away now if you're a Bochum fan, for fear we might be tempting fate. The last time the hosts kept a clean sheet in the Bundesliga was on April 10 last, in a scoreless draw against Bayer Leverkusen.
68'

Yellow card

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Timo Hübers
Timo Hübers
65'

AMAZING RIEMANN

What a save Manuel Riemann! Maina was offside so this wouldn't have counted but applause is due for that clawed-out stop from the Bochum custodian who denied the Cologne man from point-blank range.
63'

Substitution

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Kingsley Schindler
Kingsley Schindler
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Benno Schmitz
Benno Schmitz
63'

Substitution

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Linton Maina
Linton Maina
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Jan Thielmann
Jan Thielmann
63'

Substitution

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Eric Martel
Eric Martel
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Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
62'

CLASH OF HEADS

Schmitz and Osei-Tutu have a clash of heads and both go down in a lot of pain. A little treatment and both are back to their feet. It looks like this is the end of Schmitz's day anyway ....
61'

Goal attempts
6 off target
0 on target
8 off target
0 on target
59'

BOCHUM SIGHTER

Hofmann leathers a shot at goal from way out and looks on with a frown as the ball flies harmlessly wide.
56'

COLOGNE BOTHER

The frustration is showing in the Cologne ranks now, as the visitors pass the ball around with little or no incision. It may be time for a change for the Billy-Goats.
53'

STÖGER FURY

Stöger argues with the ref about the placement of the ball for a corner kick. The Bochum man eventually takes the set piece and when the ball makes its way back to him, he smashes a shot wide of the target.
52'

xGoals

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
xGoals
1
0.18
0.76
0
Goals
51'

OSEI-TUTU LIVELY

Osei-Tutu fails to beat the offside trap but has a go at goal nonetheless and draws a save from Marvin Schwäbe.
49'

ZOLLER STRIKE

Kevin Stöger's free kick from the left lands all the way out at the feet of Simon Zoller, whose shot is blocked.
46'

BOCHUM SWAP

Jordi Osei-Tutu has come on for Gerrit Holtmann for the second half.
46'

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY

Cologne get us moving again in the second half ...
Kick-off!
45'
+ 1

BOCHUM IN FRONT AT HT

Bochum lead by a goal at the break, Schmitz putting through his own net in the opening ten minutes. After six defeats on the bounce, the hosts are half way to ending that unwanted run.
45'

Substitution

sub
Jordi Osei-Tutu
Jordi Osei-Tutu
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Gerrit Holtmann
Gerrit Holtmann
Half-time
39'

SO CLOSE SKHIRI

Ellyes Skhiri ! Well, well, well. The Cologne No. 28 is completely free at the back stick but just can't control a whipped set piece right to him. That looked like being the equaliser. Bochum survive again.
36'

COLOGNE IN POSSESSION

Cologne have enjoyed 58 per cent of the ball in this game so far, yet Bochum boast a more important stat here.
33'

KAINZ EYES GOAL

Ooooh. Kainz lets rip with a right footer from distance and he catches it sweetly. The ball fizzes wide.
30'

HECTOR OFF TARGET

Cologne corner, Hector heads well wide. The rain is falling steadily here as Steffen Baumgart's side try to find a way through.
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.
Gerrit Holtmann
Gerrit Holtmann 34.72km/h
2.
Dejan Ljubicic
Dejan Ljubicic 34.28km/h
3.
Jan Thielmann
Jan Thielmann 31.42km/h
27'

COLOGNE'S EARLY HEADACHES

Cologne went behind early doors for the third time this season. The Billy-Goats were a goal down after just two minutes against Wolfsburg two weeks ago while they went behind in the third minute against Union Berlin last time out.
24'

xGoals

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
xGoals
1
0.16
0.32
0
Goals
19'

BOCHUM GO CLOSE

The hosts hit the post! So, so close for Bochum who are inches away from 2-0 when Holtmann rattles the woodwork with a power strike.
16'

SCHMITZ FIRZT

Going back to that Benno Schmitz o.g., it was the first time the 27-year-old put past his own 'keeper while he has never managed to score at the other end.
14'

COLOGNE SEARCHING

Cologne, unsurprisingly, have responded to going behind and almost nick an equaliser after Nikola Soldo meets Hector's set piece. But wait. There was an offside in there.
14'

Possession (%)
5446
10'

BOCHUM IN FRONT

Bochum lead! The ball in from Holtmann on the left causes all sorts of confusion for the visitors. Hector slides and knocks it against his teammate Schmitz, who deflects in. The home fans erupt!
9'

Benno Schmitz

OWN GOAL!

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Benno Schmitz
8'

ALMOST COLOGNE

Kainz! Well, this looked like the opener. The ball falls to the Cologne man on the left but a superb tackle from Gamboa saves Bochum's bacon.
5'

GAMBOA ON THE HUNT

Gamboa again. This time the full back thwacks an effort at the target but the ball floats high and wide. Decent start from VfL.
4'

PENSIVE OPENING

Slow start to this one as both teams try to ease into the game. Gamboa lifts one into the mixer but nothing doing for the hosts.
1'

GAME ON

The ball is rolling at the Vonovia-Ruhrstadion !
Kick-off!

INTRIGUE AWAITS

So, it's been six games and six defeats for Bochum in the Bundesliga. Will the hosts finally halt that slide today? They face a Cologne side brimming with confidence and one that hasn't lost to a bottom-placed Bundesliga team for 11 years.
2:03
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COLOGNE'S AWAY JOY

Cologne were triumphant in their last Bundesliga match on the road, an exciting 4-2 victory at Wolfsburg. Remind yourself of that goal fest below as we count down to today's game.

COLOGNE TEAM NEWS

Count them: Cologne make seven changes to the side that started the 4-2 Europa Conference League win against Slovacko on Thursday. Schmitz, Hübers, Hector, Skhiri, Kainz, Thielmann and Tigges come in for Schindler, Kilian, Pedersen, Martel, Maina, Adamyan and Dietz. Defender Nikola Soldo makes his Bundesliga debut.

BOCHUM TEAM NEWS

The 18-year-old Tim Oermann makes his senior debut in defence as interim coach Heiko Butscher names Bochum's first starting XI since Thomas Reis's departure. Ivan Ordets also starts in a new look central defensive pairing for the hosts.

COLOGNE SUBS

T. Horn, Pedersen, Martel, Huseinbasic, Schindler, Adamyan, Lemperle, Dietz, Maina

COLOGNE STARTING XI

Schwäbe - Schmitz, Soldo, Hübers, Hector (c) - Duda, Skhiri - Thielmann, Ljubicic, Kainz - Tigges

BOCHUM SUBS

Esser, Masovic, Förster, Osei-Tutu, Antwi-Adjei, Janko, Lampropoulos, Ganvoula, J. Horn

BOCHUM STARTING XI

Riemann - Gamboa, Oerman, Ordets, Soares - Stöger, Losilla (c), Osterhage - Zoller, Hofmann, Holtmann
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BAUMGART WARY

Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart has warned that his team's opponents, "[should] have more points than is currently the case," based on what he sees as some solid performances by Bochum this season. "We shouldn't measure Bochum by their place in the table," the Billy-Goats' tactician added ahead of what he described as, "an important game for us."

"LESS TALKING, MORE DOING"

Bochum have brought in the club's Under-19 coach, Heiko Butscher, for today's game after Thomas Reis was dismissed last week. Here's what VfL's interim boss said ahead of his side's crucial encounter: "I wanted to put down a marker that there’s not always a need to talk. It’s important to make conversations [of course]. We spoke a lot about how we are planning to perform on Sunday. But, my plan this week was less talking, more doing."

THE SEASON SO FAR

Cologne dropped to seventh after their 1-0 loss to Union. They also have Thursday's UEFA Europa Conference League meeting with Slovacko to factor into their preparations. Needless to say Bochum will be hoping for a continental hangover. They've conceded a league-high 18 goals, scored a league low four and are the worst finishers (-3.8 per xG).

WELCOME!

Cologne's unbeaten start to 2022/23 was ended at the hands of high-flying Union Berlin last weekend. Can the Billy Goats bounce straight back against rock-bottom Bochum, who - pointless after six games - parted ways with head coach Thomas Reis following the derby loss to Schalke. Stay tuned!
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