"This will give consequences for all concerned," said Eintracht Frankfurt Sport Board Fredi Bobic after the game in Freiburg Sky – and may have secretly already known that the scene, especially for his captain David Abraham should have serious consequences.
The Argentinian saw in a turbulent stoppage time the red card (90 + 6), after he had re-checked Freiburg coach Christian Streich. (LIVETICKER to read)
Prank: "He has blown the fuses"
"I just stood there," Streich commented on the situation after the match Sky, I just can not get away from him, he's killing me, so his backups burned out. "
However, the 54-year-old also gave the all-clear and said: "With the shoulder everything is okay, we should go down, football is a martial art."
The scene overshadowed at the end of the tight 1-0 (0-0) victory of the Breisgauer, thus crowning their best starting third of Bundesliga history.
When the originally displayed stoppage time of four minutes had just expired, the ball dangling at the Freiburg Bank in Seitenaus. Streich let him pass to win more seconds. Abraham stormed up – and rammed the SC coach to the ground.
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What followed was a wild pack formation, as a result of which the already replaced Freiburg Vincenzo Grifo also saw red because he had reached Abraham in the face. Freiburg assistant coach Florian Bruns was replaced by referee dr. Felix Brych also shown the yellow card.
Eintracht long outnumbered
Purely sporty, the sports club sat down by the victory with at this time never reached 21 points on Champions League square four firmly – before Borussia Dortmund and tied with Bayern and RB Leipzig. (SERVICE: Table of the Bundesliga)
Goalkeeper Nils Petersen (77.) scored in the second half for the hosts, who were extremely hard despite 45-minute defeat.
Former Freiburg striker Gelson Fernandes had seen the yellow-red card shortly before the break because of repeated foul play (45 + 1). Nils Petersen was able to use the nominal superior number in the 77th minute of the game to the winner.
The hosts were in front of 24,000 spectators in the first minutes, the more active team. The team of Streich proved that it can not only fight and run, but also combine. Grifo (7th) and Lucas HOler (8th) gave tight, but ultimately too imprecise shots.
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Frankfurt's great opportunity for an early lead, however, was due to chance. After an uncertainty from SC keeper Mark Flekken the ball landed at the 2014 World Champion Erik Durm, who failed with his degree from just under 20 meters at the crossbar (12).
After the quite entertaining beginning the events calmed down. The guests were keen on ball safety and as soon as they succeeded, the Freiburg usually ran after.
However, the sometimes even minute-long ball possession phases of Eintracht led just as little danger as the sporadic counterattack of the sports club.
Flekken saves the victory
That Frankfurt in a weak first half but still by Martin Hinteregger (35) and Goncalo Paciencia (38) came to scores, Streich literally in rage. After the double chance the cult coach scolded like a Rohrspatz – his proteges missed the usual passion as far as possible.
Fernandes' dismissal changed the balance of power on the pitch, but that only affected the ball.
Even if Roland Sallai forced Frankfurt keeper Frederik ROnnow to a brilliant reflex five minutes after the restart, the Freiburgers lacked the punch. That was to change after just under an hour young international Luca Waldschmidt, who came on after surviving foot injury and celebrated his comeback.
But even with the strong offensive attacker developed a game of patience, in which the hosts searched frantically for the formula for success. And whatever they did in this phase – whether long shot or dribbling – it did not work.
With increasing duration, the guests broke free, but then Petersen struck ice cold with his sixth goal of the season. Flekken prevented the compensation against Hinteregger (84.).