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SC Freiburg – 1. FSV Mainz 05 2: 1: trembling victory! Prank Elf jumps to second place



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SC Freiburg has moved up to second place in the Bundesliga table. The Breisgauer won against FSV Mainz 05 with 2:1 (2:0).

hristian Streich celebrated the hard-fought success enthusiastically. After the final whistle, SC Freiburg’s head coach ran onto the field with his fist raised, but the 2-1 (2-0) win against FSV Mainz 05 and the leap into second place had cost some nerves. Because the Breisgauer had to tremble after the 2-0 lead at the end.

“In the end it was just a matter of hook or by crook to make ends meet,” said Freiburg’s Nils Petersen. Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (37th) said: “In the end we can be happy that we didn’t concede another goal, that was close. But it was well defended – with luck.”

The prank team is now unbeaten in eight games in all competitions. Michael Gregoritsch gave Freiburg an early lead (3rd). Kyereh (37th) increased before the break. Aaron Martin only managed to get the goal back for Mainz. (52nd). “We lacked the serenity in the last third,” said Mainz sports director Martin Schmidt on Sky, “we have to improve.”

Streich relied on the same starting eleven as in the goalless draw at TSG Hoffenheim before the international break. At Mainz, Jonathan Burkardt celebrated his comeback in the starting XI after recovering from injury.

Freiburg – M05: Streich-Elf survives the tricky final phase

Freiburg started courageously and took the lead with the first attack of the game: Maximilian Eggestein lobbed the ball to the edge of the penalty area, where new signing Gregoritsch was ready. The Austrian took a moment and placed the ball in the top right corner of the Mainz goal (3′). After 15 minutes, Gregoritsch almost increased, but his shot from a free kick went over the bar.

As a result, the hosts remained the more dangerous team. Gregoritsch, for the third, just missed after a shot from the turn (22nd).

Freiburg, who played in their usual 4-2-3-1 system, often gave the ball to Mainz. But the Rheinhessen, who are among the strongest away teams of the season, could hardly do anything with it and only caused problems with long-range shots from Anton Stach (15th) and Karim Onisiwo (25th) for some danger.

After Gregoritsch hit the crossbar, the ball landed at Kyereh, who only had to nod off with his head (37′). Only three minutes later, Gregoritsch failed again against the strong Robin Zentner (40th).

After the change of sides, Mainz immediately sent a sign of life and scored the goal. Burkardt brought the ball sharply into the center, where Aaron only had to put his foot down (52′).

Coach Bo Svensson’s team now focused more on their good transition game and had another good chance through Burkardt (64′). But in the end it was enough for a threesome for Freiburg.

SC Freiburg – FSV Mainz: The voices

Christian Streich (Coach SC Freiburg): “I thought we had more chances to score than Mainz, and good chances at that. We have to get the goal. In the end, when the ball flies into the penalty area, we’re lucky and couldn’t complain if it was 2-2 out. But overall it’s not undeserved.”

Bo Svensson (FSV Mainz 05 coach): “It was very difficult for us, it started badly with the early goal. That wasn’t planned. Overall, we didn’t defend well in a couple of situations. We’re actually almost okay with both goals, but goals still come. Otherwise I was We weren’t too dissatisfied with phases of our game. The second half was more energetic and we scored the goal. We thought we could take a point until the end.”

SC Freiburg – FSV Mainz: The data of the game

Freiburg: Flekken – Sildillia, Ginter, Lienhart, Günter – Maximilian Eggestein (90 + 3 Keitel), Höfler – Doan (69 Schade), Kyereh (69 Jeong), Grifo (84 Weißhaupt) – Gregoritsch (84 Petersen). – Coach: Prank

Mainz: Zentner – Widmer, Bell (66th Fernandes), Caci – da Costa (77th Fulgini), Barreiro (66th Lee), Kohr, Martin – Stach (86th Weiper), Burkardt (77th Burgzorg) – Onisiwo. – Coach: Svensson

Referee: Sven Jablonski (Bremen)

Gates: 1-0 Gregorych (3rd), 2-0 Kyereh (37th), 2-1 Martin (52nd)

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