Summary

  • Freiburg scrape win over Augsburg.
  • Philipp and Petersen on target for hosts.
  • Altintop with Augsburg consolation.

SC Freiburg recorded their fourth successive home win of the season thanks to a 2-1 victory against FC Augsburg on Matchday 8.

SC Freiburg 2-1 FC Augsburg

Goals: 1-0 Philipp (66'), 2-0 Petersen (78'), 2-1 Altintop (84')

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Despite Freiburg's superior ball possession, it was Augsburg who carried the greater scoring threat in a keenly contested first half. South Korea international duo Ja-Cheol Koo and Dong-Won Ji were making real nuisances of themselves in the final third, with both forcing excellent diving saves out of Freiburg custodian Alexander Schwolow.

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Augsburg continued to ask questions of their hosts after the restart, but Freiburg weathered the storm and went ahead in the 66th minute when Maximilian Philipp curled in his fourth goal of the season. Philipp turned provider as Nils Petersen doubled Die Breisgauer's lead moments later, with Halil Altintop's well-taken reply six minutes from normal time proving little more than a consolation for the visitors.

Maximilian Philipp was once again Freiburg's matchwinner on Matchday 8.

Man of the Match

With a goal and and assist, Freiburg's Philipp was the catalyst for the win. His return of four goals from eight games is the best any Freiburg player has achieved since Papiss Cisse in 2011.

Talking Point

With home form often the difference between staying up and going straight back down for promoted sides, Freiburg have made the Schwarzwald-Stadion into a real fortress. Christian Streich's men are unbeaten in ten home matches dating back to last season, and boast a 100 per cent winning record on their own patch so far this term.

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Match Stats

  • Freiburg have won their first four home games of a Bundesliga campaign for the first time in their history.
  • Freiburg have scored nine of their ten Bundesliga goals this season in the second half.
  • Augsburg's Altintop has now scored in his last four meetings with Freiburg.

Line-ups

Freiburg: Schwolow - Stenzel, Höfler, Söyüncü, Günter - Frantz (c), Abrashi (Torrejon 17') - Bulut, Grifo (Niedermeier 90') - Philipp - Niederlechner (Petersen 55')

Coach: Christian Streich

Ausgburg: Hitz - Verhaegh, Janker, Hinteregger, Stafylidis (Schmidt 85') - Kacar (Kohr, 77'), Baier (c)- Koo (Max 70'), Halil Altintop, Schmid - Ji

Coach: Dirk Schuster