Union Berlin 3 – Bochum 2: Home fans rewarded with victory at the An der Alten Försterei Stadium
Union Berlin secures a 3-2 victory against Bochum at the An der Alten Försterei Stadium on Saturday. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Union Berlin were looking to pick up points, following a 4-1 victory against SC Freiburg. Bochum were coming from consecutive wins against Arminia Bielefeld and Borussia Dortmund. Following the final whistle at the end of the last game of the Bundesliga season, Union Berlin are in 5th place on the table and has 57 points while Bochum sit in 13th with 42 points after 34 matches.
The Iron Ones started the first half well, with an early goal from Grischa Promel in the 5th minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Taiwo Awoniyi, 25 minutes in to see out the first half 2-0.
Bochum started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, thanks to Simon Zoller finding the net at the 55 minute mark. Bochum looked to have the game under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Eduard Lowen at the 79 minute mark to establish a 2-2. Union Berlin managed to edge ahead with a 2nd effort from Taiwo Awoniyi just before the final whistle and seeing the game end 3-2.
For Union Berlin, Sven Michel, Andreas Voglsammer, Andras Schafer, Levin Oztunali and Kevin Behrens, came on for Sheraldo Becker, Sven Michel, Genki Haraguchi, Julian Ryerson and Rani Khedira. Bochum brought on Eduard Lowen, Gerrit Holtmann, Tarsis Bonga and Luis Hartwig for Robert Tesche, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Takuma Asano and Simon Zoller.
There were bookings for Sven Michel, Christopher Trimmel and Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin. For Bochum, Robert Tesche and Anthony Losilla saw yellow.
|Union Berlin:||Andreas Luthe, Julian Ryerson (Levin Oztunali, min.82), Paul Jaeckel, Robin Knoche, Christopher Trimmel, Genki Haraguchi (Andras Schafer, min.66), Rani Khedira (Kevin Behrens, min.82), Grischa Promel, Bastian Oczipka, Taiwo Awoniyi and Sheraldo Becker (Sven Michel, min.18)|
|Bochum:||Michael Esser, Cristian Gamboa, Anthony Losilla, Armel Bella-Kotchap (Gerrit Holtmann, min.65), Herbert Bockhorn, Robert Tesche (Eduard Lowen, min.46), Patrick Osterhage, Danilo Soares, Simon Zoller (Luis Hartwig, min.89), Sebastian Polter and Takuma Asano (Tarsis Bonga, min.80)|
|Stadium:||the An der Alten Försterei Stadium|
|Goals:||Grischa Promel (1-0, min. 5), Taiwo Awoniyi (2-0, min. 25), Simon Zoller (2-1, min. 55), Eduard Lowen (2-2, min. 79) and Taiwo Awoniyi (3-2, min. 88)|