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A look into the basement of the Bundesliga table revealed little hopeful insights on Saturday afternoon. The problem children remain true to this role. First a look at Stuttgart. For a long time there it looked like an own goal by Armel Bella Kotchap (56th) after such an important success for VfB, but in injury time the guests from Bochum, who actually acted too harmlessly, equalized with a justified penalty kick by Eduard Löven . Just one point in the home game and a 1-1 (0-0) – that’s not enough for Pellegrino Matarazzo’s team to survive.

The game was turned with the goal of Andrej Kramaric for Hoffenheim

Matarazzo can shake hands with his fellow Wolfsburg coach Florian Kohfeldt. Because the long-suffering hosts were hoping for victory, especially after Jonas Wind scored the opening goal (36th). But as in the first half of the season, Hoffenheim turn the game around – a double hit by Jacob Brunn Larsen (73rd) and Andrej Kramaric (78th) in the neck of the wolves. A half-time lead becomes 1: 2 (1: 0) and that could be points that Wolfsburg are missing in the end.

Freiburg towards the European Cup

Without head coach Markus Weinzierl, who is suffering from Covid-19, the situation in the relegation battle of the Bundesliga has worsened for FC Augsburg due to the first home defeat against SC Freiburg. After their 2-1 (2-1) win, the guests from Breisgau are heading towards a European Cup. Attacker Nils Petersen (4th) and central defender Nico Schlotterbeck (26th) scored for Freiburg. The Augsburgers, for whom Michael Gregoritsch scored the 1-1 (16th), remain in 16th place.

Bundesliga |  Arminia Bielefeld - 1 FC Union Berlin

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Masaya Okugawa celebrates his goal to make it 1-0.

At Union Berlin, the negative trend continues after Max Kruse left. The third game without the offensive man who switched to Wolfsburg at the end of January was also lost 0-1 (0-0) at Arminia Bielefeld. With that, the team of football coach Urs Fischer is moving away more and more from the international pitches. In the Schüco Arena, Masaya Okugawa (53rd) ensured Arminia’s narrow victory in a hard-fought game. After just one defeat in the last eight Bundesliga games, they are well on the way to remaining in the league.

Football Bundesliga |  1. FC Cologne - Eintracht Frankfurt

Goal – again: Anthony Modeste gave 1. FC Köln the win

1.FC Köln is now just two points away from a place in the Champions League. The Rhinelanders defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 (0-0) on Saturday evening. Once again it was Anthony Modeste who was able to decide the game with his goal shortly before the end (84th). Coach Steffen Baumgart had initially left his goal-getter on the bench after illness, but then brought it on in the decisive phase of the game.

On Friday evening, the frustration over the first bankruptcy of the year at Bayer Leverkusen quickly evaporated. “Of course it is please,” said goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky about the 2: 3 (1: 0) at FSV Mainz 05. “But I don’t want to paint the devil on the wall now. We mustn’t talk everything to pieces and become too negative. ” The setback at the start of the 23rd matchday in front of 10,000 fans shouldn’t stop the Werkself, who were previously beaten in five games, on their intended way to the Champions League. “We have created a good starting position and will certainly not throw in the towel now,” said Hradecky after the hard-fought game was decided by goals from Aaron Martin (57′), Jean-Paul Boetius (84′) and Ingvartsen (88′). had been. The opening goals from Patrik Schick (35th) and Lucas Alario (74th) could not carry the guests to victory.

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Matchday 23 at a glance:

1. FSV Mainz – Bayer Leverkusen 3: 2 (0: 1)
0: 1 Schick (35th), 1: 1 Martin (57th), 1: 2 Alario (74th), 2: 2 Boetius (84th), 3: 2 Ingvartsen (88th)

VfL Wolfsburg – TSG Hoffenheim 1: 2 (1: 0)
1: 0 Wind (36th), 1: 1 Bruun Larsen (73rd), 1: 2 Kramaric (78th)

VfB Stuttgart – VfL Bochum 1: 1 (0: 0)
1: 0 Bella Kotchap (56. ET), 1: 1 Löwen (90.)

FC Augsburg – SC Freiburg 1:2 (1:2)
0-1 Petersen (4th), 1-1 Gregoritsch (16th), 1-2 Schlotterbeck (26th)

Arminia Bielefeld – 1.FC Union Berlin 1:0 (0:0)
1: 0 Okugawa (53.)

1. FC Cologne – Eintracht Frankfurt 1:0 (0:0)
1:0 Modest (84.)

Play on Sunday:

Bayern Munich – Greuther Furth

Borussia Dortmund – Borussia Monchengladbach

Hertha BSC – RB Leipzig

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