Waldschmidt saves Freiburg a point
Freiburg access Luca Waldschmidt has saved SC Freiburg a point against VfB Stuttgart with a late equalizer to 3:3 (1:1) and enabled coach Christian Streich a conciliatory return to the bench.
Waldschmidt scored in the 81st minute and finished under an eventful Baden-Württemberg derby, which only helped both teams to a limited extent.
Freiburg were the last minutes after yellow-red for Pascal Stenzel in the outnumber. Previously, Mario Gomez (49./56.) and Jerôme Gondorf (1./56.) had each made a double pack for a varied game in a game marked by many mistakes. Emiliano Insua had managed the first equalizer before halftime (44th). Waldschmidt’s goal in front of 24,000 spectators in the sold-out Schwarzwald stadium also prevented Gomez from playing the role of match winner, who in his 300th Bundesliga match extended his impressive record against Freiburg: in twelve matches he now scores twelve goals.
Christian Streich Honours
- Junior DFB Cup (3): 2006, 2009, 2011
- Under 19 Fußball-Bundesliga (1): 2008
- Coach of the Year by Goal! Official Bundesliga Magazine: 2011–12
- Coach of the Year by Kicker: 2012–13
Tonybet is an international sports gaming that provides sports betting and live betting services. Streich’s late start to the season in the league on Sunday in the national duel with VfB promptly saw an increase compared to the first two matches. After FC Bayern, the Freiburg team had the second most opportunities on the first two matchdays, but only one goal, and presented themselves effectively. A bad pass from the industrious VfB striker Nicolas Gonzalez at the Freiburg penalty area came to Gondorf within seconds via Florian Niederlechner and flank giver Mike Frantz. The surprised Ron-Robert Zieler in the VfB goal with a header from close range to the short corner and the 1-0.
VfB coach Tayfun Korkut’s plan to return right-back with a cruciate ligament rupture, Andreas Beck, and a defensive midfield team of Christian Gentner, Santiago Ascacíbar, Gonzalo Castro and Dennis Aogo was overturned. The VfB had to play against low Freiburg and failed for a long time. But because the people of Breisgau also had some serious problems and many situations were negligently dodged, there were hardly any goal-area scenes. The few clear opportunities had nevertheless the sport club – but both Janik Haberer (27th) and national player Nils Petersen (36th) failed freely before goal.
Stuttgart’s equalizer before halftime therefore fell surprisingly. After a corner, the ball came into the back area to Insua – and the Argentinian carpentered it from about 20 meters into the long corner. But after the change, the Swabians were suddenly powerful and effective. Gomez made the most of his first two chances in his jubilee game and was also a passionate defender afterwards.
Gondorf’s equaliser with a direct free-kick only lasted a good four minutes. Stuttgart could have extended Ascacíbar’s lead (62nd), but were also lucky when Luca Waldschmidt scored the batten (69th). But a little later Waldschmidt made it better when he scored the equaliser.