Robbie Kruse’s Bochum have headed into the 2.Bundesliga winter break on the back of a loss after going down 2-1 to St Pauli on Tuesday morning (AEDT).
The Caltex Socceroos winger played the full 90 minutes for Bochum as they were edged out 2-1 at the Millerntor Stadion in Hamburg.
Kruse almost opened the scoring inside three minutes when he scorched past his defender on the left and hitting a powerful shot which had to be tipped around the post by the keeper.
Goals either side of the break had St Pauli cruising but Kruse remained Bochum’s best chance of an avenue into the content.
His goal-bound effort on 52 minutes was headed off the line, while he had another chance 18 minutes from time which was straight at the keeper.
Bochum did pull one back 15 minutes from the end through Lukas Hinterseer but despite some late pressure from the visitors, they were unable to find an equaliser.
Bochum have dropped to 12th spot on the 2.Bundesliga ladder with 23 points after 18 games.
They are not in action again until after the winter break when they host MSV Duisburg on January 24.
Aussies Abroad: Europa League heartbreak for Amini
Mustafa Amini’s AGF were seconds away from a UEFA Europa League Playoff final, but missed out after conceding an injury-time goal from Marvin Egho in a 1-1 draw with Danish Superliga rivals Randers on Monday morning (AEST). Amini’s team had taken an away goal from their 2-1 lo
Duke replaces Ikonomidis in Caltex Socceroos squad to face Korea Republic
Perth Glory’s Chris Ikonomidis will miss the upcoming friendly international with Korea Republic after scans revealed damage to his shoulder would require surgery. Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold said it was unfortunate, but after consultation with the club and the p
Jedinak’s presence huge boost for Villa ahead of lucrative playoff final
If Aston Villa have one thing in their favour in Tuesday morning’s (12am AEST) Championship playoff final against Derby County, it’s the presence of Mile Jedinak. The former Caltex Socceroos skipper is back at Wembley in the widely touted as the ‘richest game in world football
Aussies Abroad: Rogic’s Celtic make history after Scottish Cup final triumph
Tom Rogic’s Celtic has defeated Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final overnight to complete a remarkable ‘Treble’ and confirm themselves as the undisputed kings of Scottish football. The Bhoys were made to work hard for the win at Hampden Park though, falling behind early in the se