After another brilliant performance, SC Freiburg is betting on participating in the Champions League for the first time. The Cup finalists won 4: 3 (1: 1) at TSG Hoffenheim on the 32nd match day in the Bundesliga. Breisgauer has at least temporarily captured fourth place.
Christian Streich hugged each of his protégés, then released them for the mega party in front of the 4,000 traveled and completely euphoric Freiburg fans. While the DFB Cup and the German championship were sung in the basket, the SC coach trudged relaxed and satisfied off the field after 4: 3 (1: 1) in the grueling Baden duel at TSG Hoffenheim – the club from Breisgau is allowed. dream of the Champions League.
Only Streich braked when he looked at the table. “It’s irrelevant because there are still matches on Monday,” the SC coach said sky. Meanwhile, his protégés enjoyed the moment. “Winning here is incredible. There is nothing nicer for us,” said captain Christian Günter: “The pressure was a little bit, that’s why it’s so much nicer. We’re working on getting a final in Leverkusen on the last match day. When playing such a season, our goal must be to have the greatest possible success. “
Thanks to the success, the people of Breisgau conquer the important fourth place, at least temporarily. Lucas Höler was also pleased: “It was very emotional, fortunately we managed it over time. Overall, we are the deserved winners.”
Roland Sallai (23 ‘), Günter (50’), Höler (70 ‘) and Woo-Yeong Jeong (73’) scored for Freiburg, who are one point ahead of RB Leipzig. The fifth is going to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Monday. TSG is still in decline and has after seven games without a win finally lost sight of the Europa Cup. The goals from Andrej Kramaric (32 ‘), Angelo Stiller (49’) and Sebastian Rudy (84 ‘) did not change that.
In front of 23,627 spectators in Sinsheim, Hoffenheim dominated the opening phase. After an error by Freiburg’s defender Manuel Gulde, TSG star striker Kramaric got the first opportunity missed (7 ‘).
Freiburg, who had to do without Yannik Keitel, Kevin Schade and Noah Weißhaupt, had a hard time getting into the match. In the game forward, Breisgauer barely managed anything, the otherwise strong outfielders did not just come to their right. The three-man defense did not work very well either.
Despite the problems in all areas, the team of coach Christian Streich took the lead with the first successful offensive action. After preparatory work by Höler, the Hungarian Sallai did not give the former SC goalkeeper Oliver Baumann a chance.
SC Freiburg turns the match around
After taking the lead, the visitors took short control, but Hoffenheim scored the goal. After a post from national team player David Raum, the Croatian vice world champion Kramaric was there. It was only the striker’s fifth goal of the season, which had been criticized in recent weeks.
In the 39th minute, Austria’s Christoph Baumgartner missed the opportunity for the hosts, who were missing Ermin Bicakcic, Benjamin Hübner, Marco John, Havard Nordtveit, Stefan Posch and Chris Richards.
At the beginning of the second round, Streich switched from a three-man to a four-man defense and picked up his super joker, Nils Petersen. The measure initially backfired. After initial work by Kramaric, Stiller scored. SC, however, were only shocked for a few seconds, and captain Günter immediately got equalized.
After the two early goals in the second half, the match really took off. Both teams played with open sights to win. Höler missed the best chance in this phase (62nd).
Shortly after, Hoffenheim’s Diadie Samassekou was very lucky not to see a yellow-red card (69 ‘). Höler scored the free kick that was needed. It was already the 24th standard goal for Freiburg, which leads the league. Shortly afterwards, South Korean Jeong, who had just come on, raised the ball. Rudy aroused enthusiasm once again.
TSG Hoffenheim – SC Freiburg: The votes
Sebastian Hoeness (TSG Hoffenheim coach): “I’ve seen a lot of good things. I’ve seen courage and passion. But when you concede four goals, it’s hard to score. 2-2 was the turning point. It’s extremely bitter and it hurts.”
Christian Streich (coach SC Freiburg): “Hoffenheim surprised with the four backs. They played very well in the beginning. But our boys remained calm. The team impressed me with their mentality.”
TSG Hoffenheim – SC Freiburg: The line-ups
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kaderabek (89. Bruun Larsen), Akpoguma (89. Adams), Vogt, Raum – Samassekou (72. Skov) – Baumgartner (65. Rudy), Stiller – Bebou, Dabbur (65. Rutter), Kramaric. – Coach: Hoeness
Freiburg: Spots – Gulde (46. Petersen), Lienhart, Schlotterbeck – Kübler (90. + 4 Sildillia), Maximilian Eggestein, Höfler, Günter – Sallai (71. Jeong), Höler (71. Demirovic), Grifo (88. Schmid). – Coach: Prank
Judging: Marco Fritz (basket)
Porte: 0: 1 Sallai (23rd), 1: 1 Kramaric (32nd), 2: 1 Stiller (49th), 2: 2 Günter (50th), 2: 3 Höler (70th), 2: 4 Jeong ( 73 ‘), 3 -4 Rudy (84’)
Yellow card: Samassekou (6) –