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X X. Simons (27), X E. Forsberg (61)

Losilla and Stöger praise Riemann after two saved penalties: "World class."

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

VfL Bochum skipper Anthony Losilla praised keeper Manuel Riemann and the rest of his team following a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Leipzig yesterday. 

Kevin Stöger also had laudatory words for the VfL net-minder after Riemann preserved a clean sheet with two penalty saves on the day. 
Manuel Riemann.
Manuel Riemann.
Relegation candidates VfL Bochum were able to once again take points off one of the Bundesliga's marquee clubs on Saturday afternoon. A few months after upsetting the German Red Bulls at home, Thomas Letsch's Revierklub held Marco Rose's Leipzig to a 0-0 draw on Saturday afternoon at the Red Bull Arena.

Rose himself was left to lament the fact that, both as head-coach of Dortmund and Leipzig, Bochum happens to be one of the teams he's consistently struggled against. The 47-year-old trainer has only picked up four points in four games against the 1848ers. Rose had to address the fact that VfL keeper Manuel Riemann held two soft penalty takes from his players in his post-match interview.

"He's a good guy and a great goalkeeper," Rose said of Riemann when speaking to the Sky microphones, "but it would be cool if we could beat him again at some point."

Bochum starters Anthony Losilla and Kevin Stöger were - quite understandably - full of praise for their keeper after Riemann held two spot kicks. Neither Xavi Simons (27th minute) nor Emil Forsberg (61st minute) could put the ball past the VfL net-minder from 11 meters out.

"I'm really happy for Manu and the team," Stöger said in his own post-match interview with Sky, "We wanted to keep a clean sheet. To hold two penalties is world class, of course. He had to dig deep for that."

"When Manu held the second penalty, I thought to myself 'nothing's getting by him today'," Losilla added, "Manu was just there and when he's in top form like that, I know that we won't concede a goal."

"We wanted to regain stability today and we did just that," Losilla continued, "We earned this point with our hard work. After seven [goals conceded] at Bayern and three [goals conceded] at home [against Gladbach] last week, this can only give us some confidence.

"We'll continue to work hard heading into the international break," the Frenchman concluded, "and the next step is to aim for three points against Freiburg [when league play resumes]. That's how we'll approach the game."

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