Bundesliga Freigburg vs Frankfurt
After the Bundesliga league match between Freiburg and Frankfurt, with goal 1-1 scored by both teams, Down but not out after a chastening 6-0 loss to Wolfsburg at the weekend, Freiburg asked plenty of questions of the Frankfurt defence in an intriguing first half.
Michael Gregoritsch poked a volley over the crossbar in the opening exchanges, before Lucas Holer warmed the palms of Eintracht stand-in goalkeeper Diant Ramaj.
Kevin Trapp’s able deputy pulled off a superb double save soon after, diving at the feet of Holer and thwarting Christian Gunter’s follow-up shot. Shackled for the best part of 40 minutes, Kolo Muani finally tested Mark Flekken with a speculative shot from range.
The France international went one better with his next effort, digging Mario Gotze’s bouncing ball out from under his feet on the edge of the area before arrowing with unerring accuracy into the bottom corner.
Reflecting the balance of play, parity was restored within two minutes of the restart. Gunter’s initial cross was cleared, but the Freiburg captain’s second was right on the money for Ginter, who arrived from deep to thunder a six-yard header beyond Ramaj.
The hosts could, and perhaps should, have hit the front just past the hour. Holer put the ball on a plate for Gregoritsch, only for the Austrian to volley wide with the goal at his mercy.
Ramaj made a couple of vital interventions to keep out Gunter’s deflected cross and a fierce hit from Gregoritsch, before Gotze was twice thwarted by some desperate defending at the other end. With no way through for either side, Frankfurt – who go to leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday – end the matchday in fourth. Freiburg slip a place to sixth.
However, their struggling opponents had more shots on target and possession across the course of the 90 minutes, suggesting that last season’s Europa League winners’ performance levels may take some time before getting back to their peak range.
With their opponents likely to be determined to bounce back from a humiliating defeat at the weekend.
Boasting among the greatest gamers on the earth similar to Sadio Mane, Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer they’re all the time favourites to retain their league crown.
Rivals Borussia Dortmund historically push them the closest and have received the title 5 occasions, most lately again in 2012 beneath Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp.
Borussia Monchengladbach have been a pressure within the Seventies profitable the league 5 occasions however are without a champion workforce since whereas Werder Bremen, Hamburg and Stuttgart are all multi-time winners too.
RB Leipzig are the most recent youngsters on the block and backed by vitality drinks producer Red Bull are actually threatening to problem for a primary title of their very own.
Freigburg vs Frankfurt in Bundesliga Head to head
Kolo Muani has six goals and a league-leading 10 assists this season. Frankfurt have only lost once – against Bayern on Matchday 1 – when he has scored or assisted.
Ginter scored his third Bundesliga goal of the campaign. Five is his single-season personal best (2017/18).
Streich oversaw his 340th Bundesliga match as Freiburg coach. He’ll claim the outright club record from Volke Finke on Matchday 18.
Eintracht are unbeaten in their last five Bundesliga matches.
Freiburg have lost to all but two of the top-seven clubs they have faced so far in 2022/23, beating Union Berlin on Matchday 15 and drawing with Frankfurt here.
Frankfurt are this season’s second best away team (behind Bayern), with 15 points from a possible 24.
Bayern Munich remain the team to beat in the German top flight with Julian Nagelsmann’s juggernaut side 31-time winners of the competition.
Boasting some of the best players in the world such as Sadio Mane, Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer they are always favourites to retain their league crown.
Rivals Borussia Dortmund traditionally push them the closest and have won the title five times, most recently back in 2012 under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.