Ziereis: "Time we got a result at Aue"
For Philipp Ziereis, 2019 began disastrously when the centre-back tore the cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee in a training camp friendly against Wehen Wiesbaden. A long layoff followed until he returned to action in October, making two appearances for the Under-23s before featuring against both Karlsruhe and Bochum in the second division. After the international break, Ziereis aims to go flat out in the last five games of the year. The first of them, at Aue next Friday, will hopefully see the Boys in Brown get back to winning ways.
BOYS IN BROWN HELD BY BOCHUM
The Boys in Brown shared the points with VfL Bochum in a 1-1 draw on Friday night. In a match that was particularly lively in the first half, Bochum took the lead on five minutes with a goal from Simon Zoller, but Waldemar Sobota levelled five minutes later. The Boys in Brown had more of the game in the second half but missed out on the fourth home win of the season.
ZIEREIS: "WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE POINT"
Following the 1-1 draw for FC St. Pauli against VfL Bochum, we went in search of reaction in the mixed zone. The Boys in Brown were hoping for more than just the point but, in the end, the draw was unanimously seen as a fair result.
FCSP eye positive end to home game trilogy against Bochum
The Boys in Brown host VfL Bochum on Friday evening (1830 CET) to bring a run of three successive home games in ten days to a close. Now four league games without a win, Jos Luhukay's side intend to sign off into the third international break of the season with a positive result after the 2-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Cup and what felt like a defeat in the 2-2 draw against Karlsruhe.
Bochum fact file
The Boys in Brown will contest their third home game in a row on Friday evening when they take on VfL Bochum at the Millerntor (kick-off: 1830 CET). To give you a feel for the game, we’ve put together a few facts and figures on our forthcoming opponents.
BOYS IN BROWN SURRENDER TWO-GOAL LEAD TO DRAW WITH KSC
Two late goals for the visitors denied FC St. Pauli their fourth home win of the season in a 2-2 draw with Karlsruher SC in front of a sell-out crowd at the Millerntor. Dimitrios Diamantakos gave his team the upper hand with two second-half penalties, only for Marc Lorenz and Marvin Pourié to restore parity late on.