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Battle-strong VfL Bochum pits Leverkusen a draw

No goals, but two winners: In the Bundesliga-West duel, the VfL Bochum and Bayer Leverkusen divided the points at 0: 0 and came to their seasonal destinations in the same step closer.

The climber from the Ruhrpott made a step towards the class content for three weeks after the mug design and enlarged the distance on the relegation platz to ten points.

The Rheinlander consolidated their third place in the race for the return to the Champions League. More importantly, there were no incidents, the 25,000 spectators in the sold-out Ruhrstadion, repeatedly reminded with announcements, kept all drinks with them.

The Werkself rejoined the supposed leadership in the 65th minute. Moussa Diaby turned a faulerfeter, but slipped at the shot and touched the ball regularly twice. Referee Felix Zwayer took the hit back.

After graduation because of the beaker’s throw on the arbitrator assistant Christian Ggantann, the VfL fans stood under special observation. Among other things, the club had additional video technology installed to determine perpetrators faster.

The Leverkusen trailers could not resist a mocking comment. “Victory or mug”, stood on a transparent in the guest curve. Then the Bayer fans made with pyrotechnics but even for a delayed impetus.

Jonathan Tah has to be replaced injured

The game at Castroper Straße began hectic, with many fouls and ball losses. No team succeeded first to get order in his game. Leverkusen acted somewhat more purposefully and came into the penalty area for another time, but without truly care for goals. A header of Patrik Schick over the latte (23rd) was the clearest way.

Bayer-coach Gerardo Seoane had to replace Jonathan Tah after half an hour, who had hurt himself in a running duel with VfL striker Sebastian Polter. With increasing season, the guests found more and more to their combination game. The best chance before the break had but the Bochumer: Danilo Soares hit the latte (42nd) with a stalked shot.

Bochum held to 0-0 draw at home to Leverkusen | Bundesliga Highlights | ESPN FC
After change, the game became a little more open, both teams tried to bridge the midfield faster. After a foul of substitute eduard lion to Paulino, Zwayer decided on penalty for Leverkusen, but Diaby did not meet regularly.

In the 81th minute it became emotional. Simon Zoller gave his comment under the jubilation of the VfL fans after his cruciate ligament crack in September.