Sunday, November 10, 2019
Body check against Christian Streich, pack formation, double red: The 1-0 (0-0) victory of SC Freiburg against Eintracht Frankfurt has ended in chaos. Frankfurt's David Abraham had cleared SC coach Streich shortly before the finish in front of the Freiburg Bank and saw red (90. + 6 minutes). Previously, almost the entire Freiburger Bank had stormed on the Argentines, including the already replaced Vincenzo Grifo, who also saw red after viewing the video images.
Frankfurt: Ronnow – Abraham, Hinteregger, Ndicka – Sow, Fernandes – Durm (83rd Silva), Kostic – Kamada (67th Gacinovic) – Dost, Paciencia (46th Kohr). – Coach: Hutter
Referee: Felix Brych (Munich)
Gate: 1: 0 Petersen (77.)
Spectator: 24,000 (sold out)
Yellow-red card: Fernandes for repeated foul play (45.)
Red cards: Abraham (Frankfurt) after a crime (90. + 6), Grifo (Freiburg) after a violence (according to video evidence) (90. + 10)
Yellow cards: HOler – Abraham
"He felt provoked, but that must not happen to him, he knows that," said Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic on the action of Abraham. "There will be consequences for everyone involved." Streich then calmed in the interview with the pay station Sky: "Runterfahren, done, not somehow stupid chatter afterwards." His shoulder was fine, he said on demand. "He was just so charged, because the backups burned him, because he wanted to win the game, because he was emotional, that's all," said Streich about the scene. He saw the Frankfurter coming but could not avoid it: "I can not get away, he's just running me over."
The match was decided by an unnecessary dismissal for Frankfurt Gelson Fernandes (45.), who had come too late just before the break against Jonathan Schmid. Nils Petersen scored in front of 24,000 spectators the decisive goal (77.) for the hosts, who played a half-time in excess. While the Breisgauer climbed to fourth place in the Bundesliga, Frankfurt slipped to rank nine after the sixth game in 18 days.
From the yellow-red card against Fernandes benefited Freiburg initially not at all. Frankfurt was significantly lower in number, the Freiburg forays on the wings did not succeed. Only Petersen made perfect with his 82nd competing game goal for Freiburg the sixth victory of the sports club. That the Frankfurt played their sixth game within 18 days, they were not noted with regard to the mileage. Against the fiercely strong hosts, the team of coach Adi Hutter developed in the course of the first half, even a chance overweight.
The surprisingly offensive-looking defender Martin Hinteregger failed, however, twice with a shot from an acute angle (12/35). The biggest chance was awarded by Erik Durm (21), whose shot went to the crossbar. The longer the game lasted, the better the concord – until it weakened itself by the legitimate dismissal for Fernandes. Even after half an hour had referee Felix Brych correctly decided when he withdrew a already-fined penalty for Eintracht after viewing the video images: Paciencia had not been fouled before, but had stepped into the ground.
In excess, the hosts then changed their game concept. At first, the team of coach Christian Streich had often tried with long balls on Petersen. Lucas HOler (8th) and Roland Sallai (28th) were twice dangerous when the former international was knocked off his head. In overpower against now lower Frankfurter tried the SC then rather with flat passes. But even after a break in injury in the 57th minute substitute national player Luca Waldschmidt did not cause danger. Only late Petersen met then but still to 1: 0 success.