The upward trend of Hannover 96 has stopped. The Bundesliga relegation team lost two wins on Matchday 17 to VfL Bochum 1: 2 (0: 2) and tied with 20 points in the bottom third of the table.
The tied VfL moved past Lower Saxony thanks to the better goal difference and is eleventh. Manuel Wintzheimer (14th) and Simon Zoller (28th) scored for Bochum, Marvin Ducksch could only shorten for Hanover (65th).
In the top third of the table, Erzgebirge Aue prevailed in the duel of the pursuers against Jahn Regensburg thanks to a goal from Sören Gonther (44th) 1-0 (1-0). Aue jumped to fifth place after the first win after two bankruptcies, three points behind the relegation rankings. Regensburg is seventh another three points behind.
Hanover appeared to be harmless in front of 16,519 spectators in Bochum, but VfL also knew how to enjoy themselves and went into the break with a deserved ride. Also thanks to two changes, Lower Saxony came out of the hut better, but more than the connection goal was not successful.
In Aue, the hosts ran the chances of opportunity in front of 800 spectators in the first place, and in the person of Calogero Rizzuto, struck the aluminum twice in a few seconds (24.), eleven minutes later John-Patrick Strauss also failed on the post. Shortly before the break, Gonther redeemed the violins with their goal to the corner (44th).
In the final phase, Regensburg was stronger, Sebastian Stolze (74th) and Jann George (76th) missed two big chances.