The SC Freiburg beats a decimated Eintracht Frankfurt thanks to Nils Petersen and climbs up in the table.
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Goal scorer Nils Petersen (77.) scored in the second half for the sports club, which despite 45-minute majority extremely difficult. Former Freiburg striker Gelson Fernandes had seen the yellow-red card shortly before the break because of repeated foul play (45 + 1).
Wild scenes in stoppage time: Abraham checks Streich, substitute Grifo burn through the fuses
In the turbulent stoppage time guests captain David Abraham saw the red card (90 + 6), he had re-checked Freiburg coach Christian Streich. The already replaced Freiburg Vincenzo Grifo also saw red after video evidence after he had caught Abraham's jaw.
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.
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.
Frankfurt chances put Freiburg coach Streich in rage
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.
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.).