Day 33 of the Bundesliga match: Freiburg shows nerves and Cologne celebrates

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Freiburg – 1. FC Union Berlin 1: 4 (0:3)And Goals: 0: 1 Grischa Prömel (11), 0: 2 Christopher Trimmel (30), 0: 3 Sheraldo Becker (41), 1:3 Lucas Höler (59), 1:4 Andras Schaeffer (90)

In Freiburg, fans were already ready for a raucous party for the last home game of the season. Christian Streisand can still win the DFB Cup and finish the Bundesliga in the Champions League position. But in the battle for the latter, the people of Breisgau suffered a severe setback on Saturday and had an afternoon to forget: they lost 4-1 to 1. FC Union Berlin, a level they deserved. Already on Sunday, Leipzig could push SC club from fourth place in the table.

Grischa Prömel crashed with the SC party early. After another finish by striker Taiwo Ouni, he pushed the ball over the line. Then Freiburg cheered only briefly when Lucas Hoehler equalized. Before the goal is scored, the attacker’s hand is on the ball, which is known to be forbidden. Therefore, the guest was soon happy again, making a perfect 3:0 lead in the first half with Christopher Tremmel and Sheraldo Becker. Forced to sit down after the third goal due to his team’s superiority, coach Urs Fischer angered his opponent Christian Streiche fiercely in his training area, because the Badeners were particularly negligent in defence. And so Holler continued to score after that, but the Union were victorious thanks to a major lead. For the FCU, it is now the sixth consecutive game in the league unbeaten. With a very good star and a good playing constellation, the Berlin players could move on to the Champions League on the last day of the match.

Freiburg coach Christian Streiche (right) sees the yellow card from referee Felix Brych.

(Photo: Tom Wheeler/dpa)

1. FC Köln – Wolfsburg 0:1 (0:1)And Goal: 0:1 Yannick Gerhardt (43.)

Zero points and 14 goals conceded: Wolfsburg scored in five matches in the previous season with Austrian goalkeeper Pavao Pervan, to put it mildly, was not entirely encouraging a duel with 1. FC Köln. So it was somewhat understandable if head coach Florian Kohfeldt’s side initially shut everything down in front of the 34-year-old, who, like Quinn Castells, had a shoulder injury – but the opposite was true. They just let the people of Cologne do that. In the third minute, Cologne’s top scorer, Anthony Modeste, came out of freedom for the first time in front of Perfan and missed with a header, and in the sixth minute, Perfan sent a shot from right-back Benno Schmitz to the post. Of course, you can also express your confidence in an alternative in this way.

In fact, VfL survived the cologne induction phase unscathed and hence got chances. A big one from Max Kroos (30) was followed by a powerful pass from Lukas Nmica to make it 1-0 through Yannick Gerhardt. Host Colin, who would have had enough of a point in the European Cup, got off to an attacking start in the second half, but Berfan was saved by a nasty tackle from Florian Caenez – and Nemechas in return almost didn’t count for offside. location.

In theory, Cologne’s side could have stared somewhere in the Champions League before the match, but all attacks, however designed, faded in the second half – and in the 95th minute Parvan parfed Modesti’s last shot. It remained at 0: 1. Thanks to the defeat to TSG Hoffenheim, they remained in seventh place and could no longer be expelled from the European Cup. When that was certain, Cologne fans stormed the pitch.

Bundesliga round 33: Cologne fans celebrate entering the European Cup - which has yet to be decided.

Cologne fans celebrate entering the European Cup – what competition it will be in has not yet been decided.

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TSG Hoffenheim – Bayer Leverkusen 2: 4 (2: 1), Goals: 1:0 Jorginho Ratter (22), 1:1 Patrick Schick (34), 2:1 Christoph Baumgartner (36), 2:2 Moussa Diaby (73), 2:3 Patrick Schick (76), 2:4 Lucas Alario (90+1)

It was the meeting of the two teams who still want to participate in the European Cup next season. Unlike Leverkusen, Hoffenheim desperately needed a win. Which is probably why the hosts started so brilliantly: Christoph Baumgartner stole the ball from Piero Hincape and Jorginho Reuter successfully completed the counterattack to make it 1-0. Even the interim 1-1 result Patrik Schick didn’t slow Hoffenheim’s lead for long, and two minutes later Sebastian Hoeness’s team was in the lead again: Baumgartner scored with a header.

However, this game left another winner in the end. Leverkusen turned the game in the second half, and therefore it is also the big winner in the fight for the Champions League places, because Leverkusen will definitely finish the season in third place in the Premier League.

Responsible for this is above all centre-forward Chic, who not only set up a 2:2 setting for Moussa Diaby, but also scored a 3:2 on Saturday, which is well worth watching. With 24 goals, Schick is the second highest scorer in the league after subscription player Robert Lewandowski. At 3:2 he sat brilliantly and against defenders David Raum and Kevin Vogt, slipped, stood up again, then also rotated Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Bowmann, then Lucas Alario scored until 4:2.

Round 33 of the German Bundesliga: Once again with a great performance: striker Patrik Schick.

Once again with a great performance: striker Patrick Schick.

(Photo: Thomas Voelker/IMAGO/Jan Huebner)

Cech still needs one goal to equal Stefan Kissling’s Bundesliga record at Leverkusen. The Czechs still have one match left: next Saturday against Freiburg. Then former Leverkusen striker and longtime sporting director Rudi Voeller said goodbye, it should be a nice era for him.

SpVgg Greuther Furth – Borussia Dortmund 1:3 (0:1), Goals: 0: 1 Julian Brandt (26), 1: 1 Jesek Njankam (70), 1: 2 Julian Brandt (72), 1:3 Felix Paslak (77)

Dortmund’s top scorer, Erling Haaland, is known to cost a few cents more than SpVgg Greuther Fürth to land. And even this three-meter-high wooden statue of the Norwegian, which is currently being manufactured for his hometown of Brian, should weigh nearly 700 kilograms as he made his eleventh start for Team Fürth in his last Bundesliga game at the moment with Kleblatt and coach Stefan Little – But only marginally. Although Haaland was in the starting line-up, the weight class for the two teams on Saturday wasn’t all that different. After a good 20 minutes, Fürth captain Branimir Hargota was alone in front of Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz and managed to pick a corner. Hrgota scored – but the goal didn’t count because assist provider Simon Asta had already started offside on the right. Instead, two minutes later, Julian Brandt put together a reasonable first BVB attack that eventually dusted off Dortmund’s lead (26). Haaland hugged.

This small game was repeated after the break – with the difference that Forth’s goal counted for a 1-1 goal thanks to a Jesek Njankam pass after a Harjuta pass. Two minutes later, Brandt was there again, scoring 2:1 (72) for the guests after a crucial run at the top – then Felix Paslack quickly bumping the score up to 3:1 from an acute angle. 1:4 was rejected because Haaland was offside.

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