Freiburg had to bow to Union Berlin 0: 1: In a tactical game, the first round was extremely poor. After the restart, the sports club developed more offensive spirit against the well-organized defense of the Iron, but received a blow in the neck and did not recover from it.

The decision in Breisgau: Grischa Prömel nods past SCF keeper Florian Müller.
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Freiburg, which has been playing its best season so far under Christian Streich, has not been defeated in the last seven home games and has won five times in two draws. The SCF coach switched three times after the 0-0 draw in Bremen and sent Haberer, Höler and Petersen onto the lawn instead of Heintz, Jeong and Demirovic.

At Union Berlin, with one point less immediate neighbor of the Breisgauer and without a win for five games, coach Urs Fischer nominated a new quartet compared to the goalless draw against Schalke: Schlotterbeck, Lenz, Prömel and Bülter came for Hübner, Gießelmann, Gentner and Awoniyi Train. After a long break from injury, Kruse was on the bench as a joker.

Player of the game

Grischa Prömel
midfield

2,5

Player of the game

Grischa Prömel
midfield

2,5

The strongest player in the game organized the effective Berlin midfield pressing. After a good run, Grischa Prömel rounded off his performance with the winning goal.

Game grade

Tactically at a decent level and, above all, disciplined and effectively led by Union, but football-wise, especially due to the Freiburg deficiencies in the attack, a bit moderate and with few goal area scenes.

4

Game grade

Tactically at a decent level and, above all, disciplined and effectively led by Union, but football-wise, especially due to the Freiburg deficiencies in the attack, a bit moderate and with few goal area scenes.

4

Goals and cards

0:1Prömel (64 ‘, header, Ingvartsen)

Goals and cards

0:1Prömel (64 ‘, header, Ingvartsen)

Sc freiburg

Faucet (37. ), Höler (50. )

1. FC Union Berlin

C. Lenz (39. ), Gießelmann (85. )

Freiburg

F. Müller 3 – Schmid 3,5, Lienhart 3,5, Gulde 4,5 , Günter 4 – Santamaria 4,5, Courtier 3,5, Höler 4 , Faucet 5 , Haberer 5 – Petersen 5

Freiburg

Lineup

F. Müller 3 – Schmid 3,5, Lienhart 3,5, Gulde 4,5 , Günter 4 – Santamaria 4,5, Courtier 3,5, Höler 4 , Faucet 5 , Haberer 5 – Petersen 5

Substitutions

Reserve bench

Trainer:
Union

Karius 3 – Friedrich 2,5, Knoche 3, N. Schlotterbeck 3 – Trimmel 3,5, Prömel 2,5 , Andrich 3,5, C. Lenz 3 , Bülter 3 , Ingvartsen 3,5 – Northern fire 3,5

Union

Lineup

Karius 3 – Friedrich 2,5, Knoche 3, N. Schlotterbeck 3 – Trimmel 3,5, Prömel 2,5 , Andrich 3,5, C. Lenz 3 , Bülter 3 , Ingvartsen 3,5 – Northern fire 3,5

Substitutions

Reserve bench

Trainer:

Referee team

Sören Storks
Many

3,5

Referee team

Sören Storks
Many

3,5

Basically had the game under control with tricky duel scenes. While yellow was rather excessive for Lenz (39th, against Höler), the bottom line would have been red for Gießelmann’s violent entry with no chance of the ball against Jeong, even if he doesn’t brutally hit the opponent, the more appropriate sanction. Storks left it at yellow despite on-field reviews.

  • Assistants
  • Thorben Siewer
    (Olpe)
  • Philipp Huewe
    (Coesfeld)
  • Fourth official
  • Robert Kempter
    (Stockach)
  • Video-Assistent
  • Tobias Stieler
    (Hamburg)

Game info

Stadium

Black Forest Stadium

Game info

kicking off

February 20, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

Stadium

Black Forest Stadium Freiburg

Spring made a stop in Breisgau at 19 degrees and bright sunshine – but both teams shouldn’t get up to temperature at first. In the tactical game of patience, the opponents usually met in midfield. At first only Pohjanpalo’s technical cabinet piece, when his overhead kick got too central from standing, caused a noteworthy action in the penalty rooms (15th).

The SCF was visually superior, but was always forced to rebuild by well-organized Köpenickers and, once they reached the opposing half, got entangled in the dense defense network of the guests. The Fischer protégés took advantage of the available spaces with quick switch actions from their own defensive, determined and determined. This hardly resulted in any compelling chances, also because Lenz had fouled opponent Höler in a wing attack via Bülter before his conclusion, which Müller steered to the crossbar (19th).

Andrich’s long-range shot just misses

But Union’s approaches remained more promising than those of the sports club in the first round. Pohjanpalo was blocked (28th), before Andrichs Schlenzer missed the far corner at the best chance before the break (29th). On the other hand, the results of the Breisgauer with a shot blocked by Knoche by Haberer from 18 meters was simply extremely meager (33rd).

With the inclusion of Heintz for Haberer, Streich switched to a back three at the restart. And Schmid, who was pulled forward, initiated the best chance of the game to date with a speed run, Höler nodded centimeters over the bar after his cross (52nd).

Prömel uses Ingvartsen’s dimensional flank

Freiburg had a good phase, acted more briskly, pressed higher. And wanted to continue this development with a fresh trio. But the shot went backwards, against a for a moment somewhat disorganized defense of the SCF, the guests struck relentlessly in the same minute: Ingvartsen took the ball with him on the right wing and crossed, Prömel nodded after the measured cross against Müller’s running direction (64. ).

Lenz warps very thinly

If Lenz had sunk his oblique shot that whizzed past centimeters (66th), the fair would have been read early in Breisgau. So the sports club stayed in the game and came closer to equalizing through Joker Sallai (73rd).

Freiburg tried everything, but hardly received an attack in a structured manner. On the other hand, the substitute Musa missed the decision, Müller parried (83.). Union defended confidently, but also resolutely – Gießelmann drove Jeong at the center line at full speed and was lucky to get away with yellow (84th). In the end, it was enough to win, with which the Berliners knocked over the buck after five games without a win and outstripped the SCF in the tableau.

Freiburg’s home series is torn, the sports club has a guest appearance at Bayer Leverkusen on the coming matchday on Sunday evening (6 p.m.). The Eiserne will play against Europa League starter TSG Hoffenheim on Sunday afternoon at 1.30 p.m.

Player profile Prömel

Prömel Grischa

Player profile Prömel

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