Saturday, April 11, 2009

bitter home defeat for 1899

Stanislav Šesták put his name to the score-sheet three times as Bochum defeated 1899 3-0 in a bitter home defeat. The loss extends the win-less streak in the Rückrunde to nine matches with Ralf Rangnick's club a near mirror opposite of the first half of the year. Besides the Slovak's three goal out-pouring the match was marked with both Daniel Haas and Carlos Eduardo being sent off with straight red-cards just after the hour, with the later Eduardo's for violent conduct that is likely to be reviewed by the DFB disciplinary committee for further action. However the two-man disadvantage was not the cause for the loss as once again 1899's once powerful attack was a meager trickle and did not go unnoticed by disappointed home fans.

After early threats by Christoph Janker and Carlos Eduardo came close, Bochum took the lead three minutes before the break as a corner was cleared out to Shinji Ono, with the Japanese internationals shot redirected in by Šesták to make it 1-0. VfL increased the lead ten minutes in the half as Philipp Bönig's long throw in was brought down Šesták, who after juggling the ball free, volleyed into the net from sixteen metres. Down by two, 1899's chances ended on the hour as Eduardo was shown a straight red-card for a errant swing of the arm and followed up with Daniel Haas's exclusion a minute later. With a long ball sent Šesták, Haas raced out of the box and completely upended the striker with the referee having no choice. Austria's Ramazan Özcan came in to mind the goal before Šesták adding his third with twenty-one minutes left as Paul Freier, after completely out-witting 1899 defenders, providing him the ball in the middle of the box for a perfect finish.

1899 now gets set for Baden-Württemberg rivals Karlsruher SC in need of a win.