At the tip of the Bundesliga’s seventh matchday, TSG Hoffenheim and SC Freiburg had been separated in a duel between North and South Baden.
Hoffenheim coach Andre Breitenreiter made only one change to the beginning line-up in the 4-1 win over Mainz 05. Angelino began for the injured Robert Skov (hamstring). SC coach Strech relied on the identical eleven that gained the Europa League sport 3-0 at Olympiacos Piraeus throughout the week. After Union Berlin’s 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday night, the Freiburg group was now not capable of high the Bundesliga desk.
Freiburg are underneath a number of stress from the beginning
However, the visitors from Freiburg began as normal and tried to cease the assaults and the fast play of Hoffenheim from the beginning. A really concentrated work towards the ball meant that TSG not often had any area to create their very own play in a managed method from their very own half. So the hosts tried to beat the Freiburg protection with a protracted ball and thus had their first likelihood of the sport. Grischa Prommel’s shot from the fitting misses previous Freiburg keeper Mark Flecken (11′). Five minutes later, the guests had their first likelihood to attain. Hoffenheim’s Kevin Akpoguma carelessly loses the ball to Ritsu Don, who he had beforehand efficiently dealt with. The Japanese took purpose from a pointy angle and compelled TSG keeper Oliver Baumann, in his four-hundredth Bundesliga sport, into his first save (15′).
A balanced duel
Then the aggressive motion elevated. After Vincenzo Griffo’s free-kick, Daniel Kyreh took coronary heart in the second try and fired a shot from the fitting aspect of the sector. The ball went simply over the Hoffenheim objective (twentieth). In flip, Prommel reappeared in entrance of Marc Flecken’s objective after a cross from the left. The Dutchman was capable of clear a shot from shut vary for a nook (21′). After a great ten minutes with none main scoring possibilities, it was SC captain Christian Gunter who made Freiburg’s attacking efforts a bit of extra intense with a long-range shot. His shot simply missed the Hoffenheim objective (30′). A header was tried by his teammate Matthias Ginter to stay the final likelihood to attain in the primary half (38′). It was 0-0 on the break.
Baumgartner and Egstein simply missed
Both groups got here out of the dressing room unchanged. And there was additionally the primary likelihood of the second spherical lower than 90 seconds later. Angelino performed a header towards Christoph Baumgartner in the Freiburg penalty space. A hasty Fleck narrowed the angle properly and Baumgartner’s shot went simply large of the guests’ objective (forty sixth). On the opposite hand, the SC captain tried once more after a couple of minutes. Günter, who had earlier been booked for a foul on Baumgartner, tried a low shot, however it was cleared by Hoffenheim’s protection (50′). Maxi Agstein, who obtained the ball from Kyregh, made it virtually excellent. But his shot from a great 16 yards out simply misses the objective (60′). After 64 minutes, Hoffenheim coach Breitenreiter was changed. Munas Dabar and Muhammad Damar changed Dennis Geiger and Christoph Baumgartner.
Freiburg’s legs are getting drained
Fifteen minutes earlier than the tip of the sport, Freiburg’s intense sport week turned noticeable. Breisgauer’s tempo slowed barely, however after video games towards Borussia Mönchengladbach and Olympiakos Piraeus, the identical beginning formation was nonetheless on the pitch for the third sport in a row. Christian Strech then made three modifications and fully overhauled the attacking line behind striker Michael Gregorish. Noah Weishaupt, Kevin Shead and Woo-Yeong Jeong (79′) got here on for Doan, Kyreh and Grifo. But initially solely TSG was energetic in the offensive. Georginio Rutter first tunneled Gunter, then performed Weishaupt. Philip Leinhart cleared his go into the center on the final second (79′). Hoffenheim coach Breitenreiter now appeared to need to safe the factors win. Sebastian Rudy (81st) got here on for a fading Andrej Krameric. And Freiburg modified once more. But the document joker Nils Petersen (in place of Gregor Table) might now not enhance the outcome, because the final motion of the sport belonged to jubilarian Oliver Baumann. The latter was capable of clear a deflected cross from Akpobuma simply earlier than the tip and went 100 instances with out conceding a objective in his four-hundredth Bundesliga sport.
We proceed after the worldwide break
After the worldwide break, SC Freiburg host Mainz 05 on October 1st (3:30 pm). Hoffenheim are scheduled to play at Hertha BSC on Sunday, October 2 (3:30 pm).