VfL Bochum v Borussia Monchengladbach: Bundesliga game abandoned after assistant referee hit by beer

VfL Bochum v Borussia Monchengladbach: Bundesliga game abandoned after assistant referee hit by beer

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The Bochum players remonstrated with their own fans after the incidentBochum’s Bundesliga game with Borussia Monchengladbach was abandoned after an assistant referee was hit by a beer thrown from the stands.

Gladbach were leading 2-0 at the time after second-half goals from Alassane Plea and Breel Embolo.

Play was initially suspended before being brought to a premature end with 19 minutes left for safety reasons.

Bochum apologised toexternal-link the official blaming a “highly embarrassing and bitter evening” on an “idiotic fan”.

The home players appeared incensed and confronted their own supporters shortly after assistant referee Christian Gittelmannn had regained his feet.

The match marked the first time that the hosts had been able to welcome more than 20,000 fans inside their ground since Covid restrictions were eased in Germany.

Line-upsVfL BochumFormation 4-3-3

1Riemann

11Bockhorn4Masovic37Bella Kotchap16Stafylidis

20Rexhbecaj8Losilla38Löwen

22Antwi-Adjei40Polter17Holtmann

1Riemann11Bockhorn4MasovicBooked at 29mins37Bella KotchapBooked at 32mins16Stafylidis20Rexhbecaj8Losilla38LöwenSubstituted forOsterhageat 68’minutes22Antwi-Adjei40Polter17HoltmannSubstitutes3Soares5Decarli6Osterhage10Asano21Esser28Hartwig32BongaB MgladbachFormation 3-4-2-1

1Sommer

15Beyer28Ginter25Bensebaïni

18Lainer32Neuhaus17Koné20Netz

14Plea36Embolo

10Thuram

1Sommer15Beyer28Ginter25Bensebaïni18Lainer32Neuhaus17KonéBooked at 8mins20Netz14Plea36Embolo10ThuramSubstitutes6Kramer13Stindl21Sippel22Bénes24Jantschke29Scally34Noß37Bennetts43GaalReferee:Benjamin Cortus

Attendance:25,000

Live TextMatch abandoned due to , VfL Bochum 1848 0, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2.

Second Half ends, VfL Bochum 1848 0, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2.

Attempt saved. Christopher Antwi-Adjei (VfL Bochum 1848) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Konstantinos Stafylidis with a cross.

Substitution, VfL Bochum 1848. Patrick Osterhage replaces Eduard Löwen.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (VfL Bochum 1848).

Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Christopher Antwi-Adjei (VfL Bochum 1848) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alassane Plea (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Attempt blocked. Alassane Plea (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Netz.

Armel Bella Kotchap (VfL Bochum 1848) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Breel Embolo (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Foul by Armel Bella Kotchap (VfL Bochum 1848).

Kouadio Koné (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal! VfL Bochum 1848 0, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2. Breel Embolo (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stefan Lainer.

Attempt blocked. Gerrit Holtmann (VfL Bochum 1848) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eduard Löwen.

Foul by Elvis Rexhbecaj (VfL Bochum 1848).

Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Erhan Masovic.

Attempt saved. Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alassane Plea with a through ball.

Offside, VfL Bochum 1848. Herbert Bockhorn tries a through ball, but Armel Bella Kotchap is caught offside.

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