Eintracht Frankfurt has lost its role as Bayern's number one hunter for the time being, SC Freiburg is back on track after the 0-6 debacle in Wolfsburg. The Baden and the Hessians parted at the end of the first half of the Bundesliga 1: 1 (0: 1).
French striker Randal Kolo Muani scored to give the visitors the lead in the 42nd minute, while German international Matthias Ginter scored the equalizer for Freiburg (47th) in front of 34,700 spectators at the Europa-Park Stadium. Eintracht is fourth before the game at FC Bayern Munich on Saturday, Freiburg slipped to sixth place in the table.
"Freiburg fought properly and was disgusting in the duels. 1-1 away is okay for us sometimes. I think Freiburg's last game was an exception. Otherwise they're playing an incredible season," said Eintracht midfielder Christoper Lenz . Freiburg's Lucas Höler said: "We wanted to make people forget Saturday's game, which was really devastating. Today we played a really good game and showed what has distinguished us so far this season. That's the benchmark."
Eintracht without Trapp for a short time
Eintracht had to do without Kevin Trapp at short notice. The national goalkeeper was out due to a cold and was replaced by 21-year-old Diant Ramaj, who came from 1. FC Heidenheim in 2021 and made his season debut after just one Bundesliga appearance.
"He said three and a half hours before the game at a last meal, it doesn't make sense," said Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner on the TV channel Sky about Trapp. Of course, the 32-year-old is in excellent shape, but he was sent home to recover and hope that he can be back in goal against Bayern on Saturday. "We have the utmost trust in Diant. I am convinced that he will do a good job," said the Austrian about the young Ramaj.
Trapp's representative had to intervene for the first time after 20 minutes and easily parried a long-range shot from Lucas Höler. Four days after the bitter bankruptcy in Wolfsburg, hosts Freiburg presented themselves courageously and took the initiative without threatening to pose a goal. It wasn't until the 28th minute that it was Ritsu Doan who fired a sharp cross from Michael Gregoritsch just over the Eintracht goal from a short distance. Two minutes later, Ramaj prevented a deficit with two saves against Höler and SC captain Christian Günter.
Freiburg with a lightning start in the second half
The Frankfurt team, on the other hand, owed a lot, primarily on the offensive. All efforts of the Europa League winner got stuck in midfield because passes were played too imprecisely and the ball was usually easy prey for Freiburg. But Eintracht compensated for the flaw through effectiveness. Kolo Muani scored the first goal with a well-placed shot to make it 1-0 for the Glasner team.
Freiburg got off to a lightning start in the second round. After a corner kick was initially parried, the Breisgau team regained the ball and Ginter headed a Günter cross into the net from full run. In the subsequent intense game with numerous duels, in which Freiburg's Nicolas Höfler saw his fifth yellow card and had to sit out the next game against FC Augsburg, Gregoritsch missed the lead for the sports team with a shot just wide in the 62nd minute. Club.