Goals: 0-1 Caligiuri (62')
Shortly after the opening whistle, Freiburg attacker Janik Haberer accidentally upended his coach Christian Streich. Despite neither side managing to edge in front thereafter, both produced several good openings. Under early pressure, the visitors eventually rallied and almost went ahead when Yevhen Konoplyanka met Franco Di Santo’s pass before firing against the post. At the other end, Nils Petersen’s deflected shot hit the crossbar before Bartosz Kapustka’s right-footed strike met the same fate.
Hoping to keep a nine-game unbeaten home run intact, the hosts made a strong opening to the second half. Played through by the lively Kapustka, Petersen ultimately failed to beat Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann. The miss would prove costly, with Caligiuri netting against his former side via a deflection off Christian Günter to help earn the Royal Blues a third away triumph of the campaign.