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DFL confirms two-match-suspension for Bochum's Tesche

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

The DFL confirmed on Monday that goal-line handball that saw Robert Tesche sent off early during Saturday's 0-1 defeat to VfL Wolfsburg will cost the veteran two matches.
Robert Tesche.
Robert Tesche.Photo: VfL Bochum
Newly promoted VfL Bochum will have to do without an important part of their midfield leadership structure through the international break. Thirty-four-year-old Robert Tesche denied VfL Wolfsburg a clear goal in the 4th minute of Saturday's opener against Wolfsburg. In accordance with current league rules, he must sit out multiple matches on a ban.

On Monday The DFL sports-ruling committee announced that Tesche would be ineligible for his team's next two league fixtures based on "unsportsmanlike conduct". As many had anticipated, Tesche lined up as a linchpin sweeper in head-coach Thomas Reis' constellation.

In rebuilding his central midfield, Reis may turn to Hertha loanee Eduard Löwen.

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