Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt – Live

Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt – Live

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Welcome to Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt minute by minute report from the Schwarzwald-Stadion. The Futbolgrad Network‘s Chris Williams is live on location in what promises to be a highly entertaining match on this beautiful Sunday afternoon here in Freiburg.

Chance of the Match:

Sebastien Haller rattled the crossbar on 37 minutes, it was the closest we came to a goal.!

Sebastien Haller breaks clear of Julian Schuster, but his shot rattles the home side’s crossbar (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Full Time – SC Freiburg 0:0 Eintracht Frankfurt

It ends nil-nil at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. A fast start eventually died out and we ended with a scrappy affair. Neither side loses their opening fixture of the 2017/18 season — one point a piece.

90 Min:

The fourth official holds the board up, we’ll have 2 minutes of time added on, it looks like we could be heading for a draw.!

87 Min:

Frankfurt substitution:

84 Min:

Christian Streich is looking for a little more from his side. After dipping out of the first part of the second half they have just come back to life, can he urge them on to victory?

Christian Streich tries to lift his side locked at 0:0 with Eintracht Frankfurt (Photo THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

81 Min:

Inside the last 10 minutes, Janik Haberer goes close from 20 yards but the ball just takes a deflection and goes to the right of the SGE post.

79 Min:

Gelson Fernandes receives a yellow card for a blatant pull of the shirt

78 Min:

A quick corner from Julian Schuster is rolled to the edge of the box for Niederlechner, but he can only blast the ball over the Frankfurt bar

76 Min;

Boateng wins a corner, he’s looked lively since he came on. The resulting ball is whipped in but Boateng and Falette get in each others way and the ball sails behind for a goal-kick

74 Min:

Mijat Gacinovic goes on a mazy dribble through the Freiburg box, but he just stumbles at the last second and is unable to get his shot off.

70 Min:

We have a capacity crowd at the Schwarzwald-Stadion – it might only hold 24’000 but it sure makes a lot of noise..!!

67 Min:

The Prince takes to the field — Kevin-Prince Boateng  replaces Daichi Kamada

65 Min:

Freiburg on the back foot, it’s been all Eintracht for the last 10 minutes. Maybe time for Christian Streich to change the play?

60 Min:

Jonathan de Guzman whips the ball into the Freiburg box and Haller rises to meet it, he just steers the chance wide.

58 Min:

First substitution of the match and it’s for Freiburg — Nils Petersen replaces, Tim Kleindienst

54 Min:

Freiburg sloppy in possession, they’ve lost some of the spark they had from the first half. Haberer with some lose play, very much at odds with his first half.

51 Min:

Frankfurt with a good chance, the ball is fizzed across the box but it can’t be directed past a frozen Schwolow.

49 Min:

The ball is launched from a free-kick into the Frankfurt box, Schuster can only steer the ball wide with his head

Second Half – SC Freiburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Freiburg)

Freiburg get the second half underway.

Half Time – SC Freiburg 0:0 Eintracht Frankfurt

A very entertaining first half, it could be 1:1 what will the second half bring? Join us in 15 minutes.

Freiburg’s Mike Frantz and Frankfurt’s Sebastien Haller challenge for the ball.
(Photo THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

40 Min:

Five minutes to go in an action packed, fast tempo half. Freiburg had the ball in the net only to see VAR rule it out for offside and then Frankfurt rattled the SCF bar moments ago. Can someone find a breakthrough before half time?

37 Min:

BAR..! Sebastien Haller goes clean through and unleashes shot that beats Schwolow but the ball cannons back off the bar. So, so close for Eintracht

34 Min:

Haberer chips a lovely ball into the box for Frantz, but he cant get to it in time.

32 Min:

Jetro Willems is beginning to shine in the middle for Frankfurt — Plays a dangerous ball into the Freiburg box but Haller is unable to steer the ball pat Schwolow.

29 Min:

Neither side completely on top, both happy to let their opponents have the ball. As said, it’s a very quick tempo — feels like a goal could come any minute.

Janik Haberer has impressed early on. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

25 Min:

Schuster with a deep corner, clears everyone, will need to reign his range in a little.

23 Min:

It’s end to end here in Freiburg, both sides going for it. Neither sitting back, consequently it’s fast but it’s a little haphazard.

21 Min:

Frankfurt have a corner but the referee spots an infringement in the box. Freiburg free kick

16 Min:

Simon Falette misses an open goal for SGE then a break, Tim Kleindienst thinks he’s scored for Freiburg but VAR rules it out for offside, wow — what an action filled 60 seconds

15 Min:

Haller again for Frankfurt, drops his shoulder inside the box and leaves the defender on the floor, cant find the net with the outside of the boot though. Another who’s looking lively.

13 Min:

Janik Haberer is making a nuisance of himself, using possession well in the middle of the park for Freiburg. Early stages but he’s looking very dangerous.

10 Min:

First opportunity on goal for SGE.  Haller goes close but it’s well saved

8 Min:

Janik Haberer slips and loses possession for Freiburg, but instantly wins it back, Gegenpressing at its best.

4 Min:

Mike Frantz is hacked down on the left hand side for Freiburg. Schuster whips the ball in but it goes wide of the right post.

2 Min:

Frankfurt have the first break Hasebe can’t keep the ball in, Freiburg goal kick

Kick Off – SC Freiburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Frankfurt)

Frankfurt get the game under way

Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt – Buildup

Kick off is just 15 minutes away, the stadium is almost full, the Bratwurst has been eaten, the pilsner gulped. Bundesliga 2017/18 isn’t far away for both SCF and SGE.

The teams are released.! Prince-Boateng makes the bench, we should see the new Frankfurt arrival today.

Eintracht Frankfurt – Starting XI

SC Freiburg – Starting XI

https://twitter.com/scfreiburg/status/899246688828882948

SC Freiburg are ready to start the new season. The gates are open.!

Just under an hour and a half until kick off, the crowd on the main home terrace are beginning to arrive. It’s a beautiful day for watching football, might be a little warm playing, 21C here in Freiburg.

Futbolgrad has arrived.!

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