Bochum beat Hanover in Bundesliga football

February 23rd, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin  

Bochum (Germany), Feb 23 (DPA) VfL Bochum have defeated Hanover 96 2-1 in a Bundesliga football match here. The home side Friday took the lead on the half hour through an own goal after goalkeeper Robert Enke clearance landed on the thigh of American international Steve Cherundolo and bounced over the line.

Hanover drew level within two minutes of the restart when Mike Hanke’s header from a short distance gave goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka no chance.

Benjamin Auer put Bochum ahead again just five minutes later with another close range header.

The visitors threw caution to the win the final minutes and put everyone upfront in search of an equalizer, but Bochum managed to withstand the pressure to register their seventh win of the season.

The result sees Hanover stay in ninth place with 29 points, while Bochum move two places to 11th, three points behind Hanover.

Table-topping Bayern Munich take on third-placed SV Hamburg on Sunday, while Werder Bremen, who are three points behind Munich on 40 points, travel to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

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