Robert Lewandowski was on target twice against the 2.Bundesliga side, whose hopes of pulling off a cup shock were effectively over at half-time after the Poland international's first goal was followed by a red card for Bochum's Jan Simunek.

"Wanted to win a tackle against Douglas Costa," he wrote on Facebook. "It's a bit difficult during the match." 

Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso both slipped, while Mario Gotze and Manuel Neuer were also unable to convert from the spot against rivals Dortmund.

First away win this season: VfL Bochum 1848 beat Erzgebirge 4-2 (2-2) on Friday evening. Johannes Wurtz provided the early lead, but the home team was quick to strike back. Thomas Eisfeld answered promptly…

Bayern won back-to-back DFB Pokals in 2013 and 2014, but last year, amid an injury-crisis, crashed out of the competition with a penalty shoot-out defeat against Borussia Dortmund in the semifinals.

As of 31 August 2016[update][4] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Pep Guardiola's Bayern triumphed 3-0 at the Ruhrstadion to set up a semifinal meeting with Werder Bremen.

Following the war the football section resumed play as the independent VfL Bochum 1848 and played its first season in the second division 2. Oberliga West in 1949, while Preußen Bochum went on to lower tier amateur level play. VfL captured the division title in 1953 to advance to the Oberliga West for a single season. They repeated their divisional win in 1956 and returned to the top-flight until again being relegated after the 1960–61 season.

Heute 15:00 Training der Lizenzspieler Trainingsgelände am Vonovia Ruhrstadion

A turbulent start to the game and a well-deserved win in the end. Against Aue, Bochum finally sealed their first away win of the season. The interviews...…

The fully roofed venue's capacity is 29,299, including standing room for 13,125.

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Bochum have hit out at Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben after he drew a red card and a penalty in Wednesday's DFB Pokal clash.

Bayern Munich will host Werder Bremen in the semifinals of the DFB Pokal after easing past Bochum 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is expecting an "aggressive" Bochum side when they meet in the DFB Pokal on Wednesday.

For recent transfers, see List of German football transfers winter 2015–16#VfL Bochum and List of German football transfers summer 2016#VfL Bochum.

Names like Shinji Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki easily roll off the tongues of modern European football fans, but their success can be attributed to their legendary compatriots like Hidetoshi Nakata, Shunsuke Nakamura and a certain man the Japanese fans fondly call Tensai.

On Friday night VfL Bochum 1848 are guests at FC Erzgebirge Aue. VfL manager Gertjan Verbeek still has to go without some injured players. It is also doubtful if Kevin Stöger will be able to play…

Morgen 15:00 Training der Lizenzspieler Trainingsgelände am Vonovia Ruhrstadion

VfL are scheduled for the next 2nd Bundesliga away game on Friday night, kick off at 18:30 CET. Gertjan Verbeeks squad face a long trip as they are going to play at Erzgebirge Aue. Ahead of the match…

Bochumer Turnverein 1848 was forced by the Nazi regime to merge with Turn- und Sport Bochum 1908 and Sportverein Germania Vorwärts Bochum 1906 into the current-day club VfL Bochum on 14 April 1938. After the merger VfL Bochum continued to compete in the top flight as part of the Gauliga Westfalen.[1][2][3]

Verein für Leibesübungen Bochum 1848 Fußballgemeinschaft, commonly referred to as simply VfL Bochum [faʊ̯ ʔɛf ˈʔɛl ˈboːxʊm], is a German association football club based in the city of Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia.

After Bochum beat TSV 1860 Munich to qualify for the next round, defender Felix Bastians made sure that he was putting in the practice on a Douglas Costa picture.

Born with the gift of an amazing football brain and artistic footwork, Shinji Ono took Japan by surprise when his name was announced as part of the country's 1998 World Cup squad in France, ahead of then-superstars, Kazuyoshi Miura,...

With the formation of the Bundesliga, Germany's new professional league, in 1963, VfL found itself in the third tier Amateurliga Westfalen. A first-place result there in 1965 raised them to the Regionalliga West (II) from where they began a steady climb up the league table to the Bundesliga in 1971. During this rise Bochum also played its way to the final of the 1968 German Cup where they dropped a 1:4 decision to 1. FC Köln.

Ruhrstadion (also known as "Vonovia-Ruhrstadion" under a sponsorship deal) was one of the first modern football-only stadiums in Germany. It was built in the 1970s on the traditional ground of TuS Bochum 08 at the Castroper Straße north of the city centre.


Today's sports club has 5,000 members with the football department accounting for over 2,200 of these. Other sections now part of the association include athletics, badminton, basketball, dance, fencing, gymnastics, handball, hockey, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball.

Bayern Munich will be out to avoid an upset when they travel to 2. Bundesliga side Bochum in the quarterfinals of the German Cup in February, but one Bochum player has a head start on them.

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Thomas Muller missed a penalty following Simunek's dismissal, but Bochum survived only until the hour mark before Thiago Alcantara doubled...

Just before half-time, Robben fell to the ground inside the penalty box when substitute Jan Simunek, who had come on for Timo Perthel after a collision with Robben, tried to stop the Netherlands star from breaking clear towards goal.