Bochum won the game at home to Mainz 2-0 (1-0) in the Bundesliga. Gerrit Holtmann and Sebastian Polter were behind the victory with one goal each.
Bochum started the match best and took the lead when Gerrit Holtmann scored after 21 minutes, with an assist by Simon Zoller, making it 0-1.
After that the game came to a long standstill. With more than 30 minutes on the clock, Bochum’s Sebastian Polter netted, from a pass from Simon Zoller, and increased the lead, what brought the final score to 2-0.
The last meeting between the teams ended in a 2-5 away win for Bochum in December 2020.
In the next games in the Bundesliga, Bochum will play FC Köln (away) on 2021-08-28, Hertha Berlin (home) on 2021-09-12 and Bayern München (away) on 2021-09-18. Mainz play Greuther Fürth (home) on 2021-08-28, Hoffenheim (away) on 2021-09-11 and Freiburg (home) on 2021-09-18.