Freiburg strikes mercilessly: Hoffenheim crashes to the bottom of the table in free fall

Freiburg strikes mercilessly
Hoffenheim crashes to the bottom of the table in free fall

The duel between SC Freiburg and TSG Hoffenheim has dragged on for a long time. It all looks like a draw. But then the guests weaken themselves late with a dismissal, and the hosts take advantage of this mercilessly shortly afterwards.

The descent continues: TSG Hoffenheim fell to the bottom of the table in the Bundesliga after the seventh bankruptcy in a row. The team coached by Pellegrino Matarazzo lost the Baden derby at SC Freiburg 1-2 (0-1) on Sunday and is back in 18th place at the end of a matchday for the first time in over seven years. Freiburg is now in the top group with 45 points.

Maximilian Eggestein (5th) and Ritsu Doan (89th) shot efficient Freiburgers in front of 33,500 spectators in the Europa-Park stadium to their 13th win of the season. Angelo Stiller (48th) scored the equalizer in the meantime. Hoffenheim, who ended the game after a yellow-red card against Ozan Kabak (84th), have been waiting for a win for 14 games (2 draws), Matarazzo has not won a point since taking office at the beginning of February.

scoring chances? in short supply!

The coach made six changes to his starting XI compared to the 1-0 defeat against FSV Mainz 05. In addition to Christoph Baumgartner, who was suspended, and Kevin Vogt, who was injured for a short time (adductor injury), Angelino, Kasper Dolberg, Thomas Delaney and Andrej Kramaric initially took their places on the bench.

Hoffenheim started the game boldly, pressed early and after ten seconds Ihlas Bebou scored the first goal. The guests also kept up well in the episode, but effective Freiburg struck ice cold. An inconsistently cleared cross landed in front of Eggestein’s feet, who shot the ball into the goal from close range (5′). After the goal, a tough encounter developed. TSG made an effort, but was too imprecise in their forward game. Goal opportunities were scarce.

Freiburg only does what is absolutely necessary

Freiburg, which had narrowly lost in the Europa League at Juventus Turin (0-1) during the week and is still fighting for a place in the quarter-finals in the second leg on Thursday, limited itself to the bare minimum with the lead behind it and also rarely came in the last third.

After the change of sides, the guests immediately managed to equalize. Stiller got the ball on the edge of the penalty area and completed it, which is worth seeing. From now on it was an open game with chances for both sides. While Munas Dabbur (56′) headed over the goal for TSG, Michael Gregoritsch (58′) and Lucas Höler (71′) missed for Breisgau. After being sent off against Kabak, Freiburg pushed for the winning goal. After Doan’s goal, Fisnik Asllani missed a great chance to equalize in added time.

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