After another brilliant idea, SC Freiburg has its sights on the first participation in the Champions League.
- Freiburg in the lead after the first successful campaign
- SAMASSEKOU in the card happiness, tension until the end
The cup finalist won 4: 3 (1-1) in the Baden duel at TSG Hoffenheim on the third last day of the Bundesliga.
“It is incredible to win here. There is nothing better for us,” said Captain Christian Günter: “The pressure was already there for a bit, so it’s all the more beautiful. We work to have a final in Leverkusen on the last match day. If you play such a season, it must be our goal to have the greatest possible success. “
Due to the success, the Breisgauer, at least temporarily, conquer the important fourth place. Lucas Höler also satisfied this: “It was very emotional, luckily we brought it over time. Overall, we are the deserved winner.”
Roland Sallai (23rd), Christian Günter (50th), Lucas Höler (70th) and Woo-Yeong Jeong (73.) scored for the Freiburger, who are a point ahead of RB Leipzig. The fifth has to go to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Monday.
The TSG is still on a downfield and has finally lost sight of the European Cup after seven games without a win. The goals of Andrej Kramaric (32nd), Angelo Stiller (49.) and Sebastian Rudy (84.) also changed that.
In front of 23,627 spectators in Sinsheim, the Hoffenheimers determined the initial phase. After a mistake by the Freiburg defender Manuel Gulde, TSG striker Star Kramaric changed the first opportunity (7th).
Freiburg in the lead after the first successful campaign
The Freiburgers, who had to do without Yannik Keitel, Kevin Schade and Noah Weißhaupt, only got into the game. In the game forward, the Breisgauer hardly produced anything, the otherwise strong outside players were not only valid. The three series in defense did not work really well either.
Despite the problems in all areas, the team of coach Christian Streich took the lead through the first successful offensive campaign. After preparatory work by Höler, the Hungarian Sallai gave the former SC goalkeeper Oliver Baumann no chance.
Following the tour, the guests briefly took command, but the Hoffenheimers marked the goal. After a cross of international David Raum, the Croatian vice world champion Kramaric was on hand. It was only the fifth goal of the attacker who had been criticized in the past few weeks.
SAMASSEKOU in the card happiness, tension until the end
In the 39th minute, the Austrian Christoph Baumgartner missed the opportunity for the second goal for the hosts, in which Ermin Bicakcic, Benjamin Hübner, Marco John, Havard Nordtveit, Stefan Posch and Chris Richards were missing.
At the beginning of the second round, Streich switched from a triple to a chain of four and brought his superjoker Nils Petersen. The measure initially backfired. Stiller met after preliminary work by Kramaric. However, the SC was only shocked for a few seconds, captain Günter immediately equalized.
After the two early goals in the second half, the encounter really picked up speed. Both teams played with an open visor for victory. Höler (62nd) missed the best chance in this phase.
Shortly afterwards, the Hoffenheimer Diadie Samassekou was very lucky that he didn’t see the yellow-red card (69.). Höler uses the due free kick. It was already the 24th standard gate of the Freiburger, which thus lead the league. Shortly thereafter, South Korean Jeong increased. Rudy once again caused excitement.