SC Freiburg won the prestigious duel against VfB Stuttgart and confirmed their excellent early form in the Bundesliga. The team of coach Christian Streich prevailed in a furious Baden-Württemberg derby at VfB with 3: 2 (3: 2).
Streich sprinted with clenched fists and jumped wildly towards his derby winners, then his Freiburgers celebrated in front of the fan curve with the supporters who had traveled with them. With a furious 3: 2 (3: 2) at VfB Stuttgart, the Breisgauer managed the best Bundesliga start in the club’s history with seven points. After the surprising 2: 1 against Borussia Dortmund in the previous week, the prank team is at the top.
“The game today was great for me. I’m very happy that we won. And I’m happy that I scored two goals,” said Freiburg’s Woo-Yeong Jeong, who won the guests with a lightning double (3rd / 9.) had brought in the lead Sky. Lucas Höler (28th) increased in front of national coach Hansi Flick – the lead seemed comfortable.
But a show of strength by the Swabians shortly before the break made the encounter exciting again: Konstantinos Mavropanos (45th), despite a handball in advance, and Hamadi Al Ghaddioui (45th + 2) shortened for VfB. “Of course we are disappointed,” said VfB coach Pellegrino Matarazzo: “We lost the game in the early stages.”
While the Stuttgarter found no access at all with bad passes and lost duels at the start of the game, the Freiburg team struck cold. First Jeong hit with a placed header, then the 21-year-old raised with a powerful dropkick under the bar after a corner kick.
Mavropanos handball in front of goal not punished
For the South Korean it was the first Bundesliga double of his career. After just under half an hour, the guests crowned their dream start – again after a cross: Höler headed in from close range, VfB goalkeeper Florian Müller, who only moved from Freiburg to Stuttgart in the summer, was powerless.
When the match seemed already decided, the hosts, cheered on by the majority of the 25,000 fans, regained hope. In a pressure phase, Mavropanos stormed on the offensive and completed free-standing in front of goalkeeper Mark Flekken. Referee Frank Willenborg (Osnabrück) and video assistant Daniel Schlager did not punish a handball in advance.
Prank with three changes at break
Shortly afterwards, Al Ghaddioui shortened his head and shook the arena. VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat applauded all of his protégés before entering the dressing room. Streich made three changes during the break, but VfB still took the tailwind into the second half of the game.
But the quick equalization did not succeed. After an hour, the Freiburg team managed to control the game again from a compact defense. Roland Sallai had the match ball for the guests (73rd) on his foot.
VfB Stuttgart – SC Freiburg: The voices of the coach
Pellegrino Matarazzo (VfB coach): “We didn’t have a good start to the game. We fell behind relatively quickly, 3-0. After that, we showed our fighter mentality, which I thought was good. In the second half, despite dominance and possession, we created too few chances. In the future we have to do it more confidently and consistently from the start. “
Christian Streich (Freiburg coach): “We only decided on Friday evening that we would play in the same way as we did against Dortmund. It actually didn’t quite fit, the way VfB plays with the three-man chain. Fortunately, we did it. They played great football and had one Great efficiency. We were the luckier ones. A win away from home in a Bundesliga game always means a lot to you. Then against VfB too, that’s great, of course. “