SC Freiburg reached its minimum goal in a battle of Europa League rivals and kept one rival at a distance. Coach Christian Streich’s team drew 0-0 at Union Berlin and, in frequent fierce battles, secured their place in the European Cup.

Three days after the setback in the promoted SpVgg Greuther Fürth, the union was undefeated. Nevertheless, the Copenhagenes are still doing well in the battle for international space. “We wanted to be consistent here. We won, so we’re satisfied with the point,” said Lucas Kupler of Freiburg. The sky.

Union coach Urs Fischer made three changes compared to the surprise defeat at Firth. Thus Captain Christopher Trimmel returned to the starting line. Stretch switched to two positions, in which he defended former junior Kevin Schlotterbeck along with his brother Nico, who also has a Berlin past.

The old workplace was a challenge for the siblings from the beginning. Union got off to an active start and were pushed to the opening goal, but were defeated by Sheraldo Becker (1st) and Jenky Haraguchi (3rd) as SC goalkeeper Mark Flecken reacted harshly. Freiburg provided the first successful counter-attack defense – but it was not enough to lead. Maximilian Exgestin’s deflected shot lands on crossbar (5th).


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