Two goals, no winner: At the end of the first half of the Bundesliga season, Freiburg avoided a complete false start after the winter break. The next top game is already waiting for Frankfurt.
Freiburg – Eintracht Frankfurt sheds Bayern’s number one chaser role for the time being, SC Freiburg is back on track after the 0:6 debacle in Wolfsburg.
Baden and the Hessians parted ways at the end of the first half of the Bundesliga 1: 1 (0: 1). French forward Randal Kolo Muani scored to give the visitors the lead in the 42nd minute, while German international Matthias Ginter netted Freiburg’s equalizer (47th) in front of 34,700 spectators at the Europa-Park Stadium. Eintracht is fourth before the match against FC Bayern Munich on Saturday, Freiburg slipping to sixth in the table.
Eintracht had to do without Kevin Trapp at short notice. The national goalkeeper was out due to a cold and was replaced by 21-year-old Diant Ramaj, who arrived from 1. FC Heidenheim in 2021 and made his season debut after just one Bundesliga appearance.
“He said three and a half hours before the game at a last meal, it doesn’t make sense,” Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner said on Sky television of Trapp. Of course, the 32-year-old is in excellent form, but he has been sent home to recuperate and hopefully return to goal against Bayern on Saturday. “We have the utmost confidence in Diant. I am convinced that he will do a good job”, said the Austrian about the young Ramaj.
Trapp’s agent had to intervene for the first time after 20 minutes and easily deflected a long shot from Lucas Höler. Four days after Wolfsburg’s bitter bankruptcy, hosts Freiburg bravely came forward and seized the initiative without threatening to set up a goal. It wasn’t until the 28th minute that it was Ritsu Doan who fired Michael Gregoritsch’s strong cross just over the Eintracht goal from close range. Two minutes later, Ramaj avoided a deficit with two saves against Höler and SC captain Christian Günter.
The Frankfurt team, on the other hand, owed a lot, mainly on offense. All the efforts of the Europa League winner were bogged down in midfield because passes were played too imprecisely and the ball was often easy prey for Freiburg. But Eintracht made up for the failure through effectiveness. Kolo Muani scored the opener with a well-placed shot to make it 1-0 for Glasner’s side.
Freiburg got off to a lightning start in the second round. After a corner kick was initially deflected, the Breisgau team got the ball back and Ginter headed Günter’s cross into the net at full run. In the intense match that followed with many duels, in which the Freiburger Nicolas Höfler saw his fifth yellow card and had to sit out the following match against FC Augsburg, Gregoritsch missed the team’s advantage with a deflected shot in the 62nd minute. .Club. . dpa