With red-green Bengalos, the little Augsburger Fanschar celebrated the important success, and Markus Weinzierl fell a stone from the heart.
“The relief is great because we now have the points we left against Hertha,” said the coach of the FC Augsburg after the 2-0 (2: 0) success in the immediate competitor VFL Bochum. “Four games in front of the end to get a threesome is worth a lot,” weinzierl was.
With 35 points, his team has developed a lead of seven points on the relegation place for three outstanding games. There are also home games against the 1st FC Cologne and relegated Greuther Fürth and a away game at RB Leipzig. “It was a very important step towards league,” Andre Hahn, who once again achieved an important goal for his team at the right time.
Individual error leads to the 0: 1
The 31-year-old profited the 1-0 leadership hit from a momentous error of Bochum defender Maxim Leitsch. Hahn just got the injured return and raised the ball over VfL-Keeper Manuel Riemann. Leitsch was a similar mishap in the DFB cup game against the SC Freiburg.
“At the first goal I speculated exactly on such a situation, so I am pleased that it came so,” Cock explained. With his fifth goal of the season and a good performance, he collected good arguments as the second best scorer of the team to play in Augsburg next season.
The team also benefited from Weinzierl’s idea to make the defense more compact. “The defensive was sure the base. We have implemented our plan very well and made the goals at the right moment,” said the coach. “The 2: 0 before the break was morally valuable, so we could defend my passion, heart and organization after halftime.”
The penalty to the 2: 0 turned Michael Gregoritsch. Previously, referee Bastian had a thanked for easy contact in the duel between Bochum Bruno Soares and Daniel Caligiuri on foul play. “For me, that’s not enough to give a penalty,” said Bochum co-trainer Markus Gellhaus, who represented the chef coach Thomas rice locked because of a red card.
For Gregoritsch it was already the eighth goal of the season. “We knew that today we can do a giant step, we have shown that from the beginning on the court,” said the Austrian. “We now want to go the last final step to the league as soon as possible, preferably in the home game against Cologne.”