Saturday, April 18, 2009

Schwarzgelben win B1 derby

BVB won its fourth successive match as they defeated Bochum 2-0 in the B1 derby. With six weeks remaining Jürgen Klopp has his club poised for one the best finishes of the decade and a spot in the to Europa League is not out of question.

With no reason to change his starting eleven, die Schwarzgelben went forward against their Ruhr neighbours with the same lineup as last weeks win against Köln. After an early effort by Bochum did not find the mark BVB poured forward in a attacking frenzy. After a few close calls and some great work by Bochum's Stanislav Šesták clearing Tamás Hajnal effort off the line, BVB took the lead at the eleventh minute when Alexander Frei's corner was headed-in by Patrick Owomoyela from the near post. BVB doubled its lead nine minutes in the half when Nuri Şahin found Paraguayan international Nelson Valdez just outside edge of the box, who then finished with a perfectly placed curling shot to the opposite top corner. With the two goal lead Jürgen Klopp's men were clamping down the match with few true scoring chances coming to Bochum. After Antar Yahia's header struck the post in added time the match ended with BVB winning for the first time in Bochum in over a decade.