Bochum 1-2 Mainz: Onisiwo lifts Mainz past Bochem at Vonovia Ruhrstadion

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Bochum suffer a first loss against Mainz in their first match of the new Bundesliga season. Today’s result, leave both teams on 0 points and occupying 10th and 13th positions respectively, after their first match.

Mainz started strongly in the first half, when Karim Onisiwo gave The 05ers the lead, 26 minutes in. However, their lead was short lived, as Kevin Stoger equalised for Bochum in the 39th minute and saw the first half out 1-1.

Mainz continued to pile on the pressure in the second, when Karim Onisiwo found the net again, 77 minutes in, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Substitutions for Bochum included Jordi Osei-Tutu, Silvere Ganvoula, Philipp Forster and Saidy Janko for Simon Zoller, Philipp Hofmann, Gerrit Holtmann and Cristian Gamboa, repectively. Mainz brought on Leandro Martins, Delano Burgzorg, Marlon Mustapha and Anthony Caci, to replace Lee Jae Sung, Angelo Fulgini, Karim Onisiwo and Edimilson Fernandes.

There were bookings for Kostas Stafylidis and Silvere Ganvoula from Bochum. For Mainz, Anton Stach, Stefan Bell and Delano Burgzorg saw yellow.

In the second round of action in the Bundesliga Bochum will travel to play Hoffenheim and Mainz will play Union Berlin at home.

Technical card:
Bochum:Manuel Riemann, Cristian Gamboa (Saidy Janko, min.87), Erhan Masovic, Ivan Ordets, Kostas Stafylidis, Simon Zoller (Jordi Osei-Tutu, min.76), Kevin Stoger, Anthony Losilla, Takuma Asano, Gerrit Holtmann (Philipp Forster, min.81) and Philipp Hofmann (Silvere Ganvoula, min.76)
Mainz:Robin Zentner, Maxim Leitsch, Alexander Hack, Stefan Bell, Edimilson Fernandes (Anthony Caci, min.90), Dominik Kohr, Lee Jae Sung (Leandro Martins, min.62), Aaron Martin, Anton Stach, Karim Onisiwo (Marlon Mustapha, min.85) and Angelo Fulgini (Delano Burgzorg, min.63)
Stadium:Vonovia Ruhrstadion
Goals:Karim Onisiwo (0-1, min. 26), Kevin Stoger (1-1, min. 39) and Karim Onisiwo (1-2, min. 77)