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Bochum stun Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin 2-1

Bochum stun Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin 2-1

Relegation-threatened VfL Bochum scored once in either half to stun Union Berlin 2-1 on Sunday, leaving the Bundesliga leaders with only a slim gap at the top and bagging a second win of the season to move off the bottom of the table.

Union was a team with the top backline in the league prior the game, only suffered their second defeat this season, and they conceded at least one goal in only the second time this season.Philipp Hofmann's shot from the side shortly before the break gave Bochum ahead. Union struggled to put together an acceptable performance with the hosts' strong pressing game becoming a huge challenge for Urs Fischer's side.

Union's Milos Pantovic whipped a shot just wide at the hour mark. However, it was Bochum who also missed the woodwork early in the second half who struck again.The team scored on the break, with Gerrit Holtmann taking the lightning-fast passing sequence, securing the assist of Christopher Antwi-Adjei.

Pantovic had a second chance to get Union back into the game, but Pantovic's former Bochum player's penalty of 78th minute was blocked by goalie Manuel Riemann. Pantovic did score, but the Serbian scored, late in stoppage time by launching a powerful shot.He said to jfdbet online sports betting malaysia.

Union remains in the top spot with 23 points, just one point ahead of Champions Bayern Munich. Freiburg are in third with 21.Bochum's second victory of the season helped them climb out of last and moved them into 17th place, seven points ahead of the game against Hertha and Schalke later in the day on Sunday.