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WATCH: DOAN: "TODAY WAS A VERY IMPORTANT WIN!"
Time wasting from de Medina earns him a yellow card.
Nathan de Medina
We're now into four minutes of time added on at the end of this game.
Fresh legs on for the final minutes for Bielefeld with Schipplock and Gebauer on.
WHAT A CHANCE TO WIN IT!
Voglsammer has the goal at his mercy, but fails to take the chance. de Medina breaks up a counter and Bielefeld fly forward, with Okugawa played into the area. He then passes across for Voglsammer who slides in ahead of Müller, but sends his effort wide across goal from 10 yards out. A massive opportunity to seal the points.
AS IT STANDS
These huge three points are taking Bielefeld up to 14th as things stand, but still just one point clear of the relegation play-off spot.
The Frenchman brings down Lucoqui on the break and he's booked late on.
TEMPELMANN FIRES WIDE
Freiburg have only had a couple of shots on goal in this second half, and neither have brought the best out of Ortega in the Bielefeld goal.
Kwon and Heintz are on here for Freiburg, replacing Santamaria and Gulde.
DOAN ON TARGET!
Doan does well to make space for a shot, moving the ball onto his right in the Freiburg area but his shot that follows is a simple one for Müller to grab. It was great pressing from the Japanese forward to earn that chance.
A substitution for either side as de Medina and Tempelmann come on for Bielefeld and Freiburg respectively.
Nathan de Medina
Nilsson has the ball in the Freiburg net but it's given as offside. A cross into the middle was flicked on by Voglsammer. Müller looked to comfortable as he waited for the ball to come down, and Nilsson rose above him to head in. But the centre-back was just offside when Voglsammer flicked on.
It would be a huge three points from Bielefeld, which would take them clear of the bottom three.
BIELEFELD WORKING HARD
Distance run (km)
Sallai and Jeong make way with Til and Petersen now on and this game has changed completely.
BIELEFELD GET THE OPENER!
Bielefeld's first goal at home since January and Masaya Okugawa is the man who creates it. It's a short corner as Maier finds Okugawa in the middle. He turns and shoots, with a deflection off Santamaria moving the ball past Müller, who can only palm it into the back of the net in the end. It goes down as a Santamaria own goal in the end.
Lovely work from Doan who curls a pass around the corner for Voglsammer, who then gets a touch of luck with a bounce of Keitel in the middle before he smashes a shot low across goal from right to left. It brings Müller into action with the goalkeeper at full-stretch, but the ball drifts just wide in the end.
Santamaria breaks away down the right and it looks like he went to cross for Sallai in the middle, but it moves on target and Ortega punches clear. The ball runs loose for Haberer but he slices a shot well wide from 25 yards.
NO WAY THROUGH
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AN HOUR GONE...
Bielefeld haven't scored at home since January and the struggles are evident here again, although they are doing their job defensively to keep Freiburg quiet at the other end as well. This game is calling for a spark, a moment of magic to open the scoring.
The next yellow card comes the Bielefeld forward's way for his foul on Keitel.
There's a coming together between Santamaria and Klos and both take yellow cards from referee Martin Petersen. It was a foul from Klos, and Santamaria reacted unkindly.
Freiburg's 21-year-old midfielder has been very impressive in holding midfield so far, winning far and away the most challenges of any player tonight.
KEITEL DOMINATING THE MIDDLE
Andreas VoglsammerYannik Keitel
KLOS NOT FAR AWAY!
The ball breaks kindly for Doan into the Freiburg area to the left, and he spots Klos in space at the back post and finds him with a cross. Schlotterbeck rises to challenge the Bielefeld captain for the header and in the end, the ball goes out over the top. A brave challenge there to keep Klos out.
No changes at the break for either side as we get the second half underway for a huge 45 minutes here...
Freiburg end the half well as Günter races down the left wing before cutting the ball back across. Santamaria dummies it for Sallai to race onto, but his shot back across goal is blocked away by the Bielefeld defence.
The home side have enjoyed the better of the chances on goal so far...
BIELEFELD WITH THE BETTER OF IT
KLOS IN ON GOAL
A tidy ball into the Freiburg area from Doan is raced onto by Klos, but Müller is off his line quickly to block his toe-poked effort away.
TIME ON THE BALL
Bielefeld having some time on the ball themselves here. There's no high pressing coming from Freiburg, though, who are happy to allow Bielefeld to come at them. So far, it's been difficult for the hosts to create real clear-cut chances besides those few early ones from Voglsammer.
Neither side have been able to take real control here so far, with Freiburg on the ball more often than Bielefeld, but the home side having the better chances on goal. The midfield is being missed out for the most part - Keitel is sitting deepest for Freiburg, looking to mop up Bielefeld attacks.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
LACKING THE FINAL TOUCH
Freiburg have looked solid in defence and midfield, but have just been lacking that final killer pass or finish around the Bielefeld area so far. With both Demirovic and Höler suspended and Petersen waiting on the bench, that was to be expected perhaps.
MAKING LIFE DIFFICULT
Freiburg have been looking to have the majority of the possession here so far, but Bielefeld are winning the ball well in midfield and defence so far to cut out most of the visitors' attempts to push on.
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SO CLOSE TO THE OPENER!
Freiburg are within inches of scoring as Santamaria beats his marker from a throw-in and he crosses into the middle ahead of the byline. It's perfect for Sallai to meet, albeit not with the contact he'd have hoped for, and it rolls across Ortega and the goal just past his far post.
FIRST EFFORT ON TARGET!
A first-time hit from Voglsammer after a header from Klos brings the first save from either goalkeeper here, with Müller just holding onto that shot which was straight at him. It was powerfully hit and if it had been either side of Müller, it may have produced the opening goal.
Voglsammer and Sallai showing they have no trouble doing the defensive work, despite being part of their respective sides' attacks.
FORWARDS DOING EARLY WORK
Andreas VoglsammerRoland Sallai
ANOTHER HALF CHANCE
This time it's Brunner's cross from the right which causes trouble in the Freiburg defence, but Voglsammer's headed touch just wasn't enough to angle the ball into the middle on goal.
VOGLSAMMER FIRES WIDE
Nice work from Maier from the left, finding a pass to Voglsammer on the edge of Freiburg's area. It's a snap-shot from 20 yards out or so and it drifts just wide of goal in the end, but good signs early on for the hosts.
DOAN ON THE RIGHT
It's a front free by the looks of things for the home side, with Doan on the right, Voglsammer on the left and Klos through the middle. Going up against a three-man defence for Freiburg.
CLASH OF HEADS
Nilsson and Sallai are both down here after a clash of heads in an aerial challenge, but it doesn't look too serious for either of them who are now back up and look ready to continue.
DOAN NOT FAR OFF
A bright start at the other end too, with Doan going for an audacious lobbed effort from ranged which just loops over Müller and the goal he is guarding for Freiburg this evening.
FINDING THEIR WAY
Lovely interplay in attack with successive backheels sending Santamaria into the Bielefeld area, but he can't get the ball across before it runs over the byline. It looks like Sallai and Jeong are partnering one another in attack so far.
HERE WE GO!
The ball is rolling for Matchday 28 in the Bundesliga...
Warm-ups have been finished up in Bielefeld and we're ready for action now with just minutes to go till kick-off. So get yourselves settled to follow the action live as it happens here...
FREIBURG'S EUROPEAN HOPES
Three points tonight would put real pressure on Freiburg's nearest rivals in the hunt for a European spot next season. Freiburg currently sit 10th on 37 points, with Gladbach, Stuttgart and Union all ahead on 39 points. Moving onto 40 points overnight would send Freiburg within three points of Bayer Leverkusen in the current spot to qualify for next season's inaugural European Conference League, with all four of those other teams still to play.
SALLAI THE MAN IN FORM
Freiburg did pick up all three points the last time they made the trip - a 4-1 second division win in 2015/16 - and they have won the last two fixtures after their 2-0 home victory on Matchday 11. Meanwhile, Hungary international Roland Salai has scored in each of his previous two Bundesliga outings.
AS THINGS STAND FOR ARMINIA
Die Arminen have gone five games without a league win at home and have failed to score in each of their previous four matches at the SchücoArena. This weekend's hosts have, however, won all three of the previous top-flight meetings between these two in Bielefeld, scoring seven times and conceding twice in the process. Just two points separate Bielefeld in 17th from Hertha Berlin in 14th heading into this weekend.
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BIELEFELD TEAM NEWS
Frank Kramer has had a fully-fit squad to choose from this weekend, with striker and club captain Fabian Klos - who has only recently overcome a foot injury - fit enough to return to start ahead of Sergio Cordova in attack, ahead of Ritsu Doan in a playmaking No.10 role.
FREIBURG TEAM NEWS
Grifo got the opener in Freiburg's 2-0 win over Bielefeld in December, but he misses out this weekend. His absence for a second consecutive game comes at a bad time for visiting coach Christian Streich, since two other attackers and regular starters - Demirovic and Höler - are also unavailable through suspension. Petersen and Til are both on the bench, with Jeong preferred after recovering from a knee injury. Haberer keeps his place ahead of Höfler - back from a suspension of his own, while Keitel starts in central midfield.
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BIELEFELD STARTING XI!
Ortega (c) - Brunner, Pieper, Nilsson, Lucoqui - Okugawa, Prietl, Maier - Doan - Klos, Voglsammer
Linner, Laursen, van der Hoorn, de Medina, Gebauer, Kunze, Seufert, Vlap, Schipplock
FREIBURG STARTING XI!
Müller - Lienhart, Schlotterbeck, Gulde - Schmid, Santamaria, Keitel, Günter (c) - Sallai, Jeong, Haberer
Uphoff, Kübler, Heintz, Til, Kwon, Tempelmann, Petersen, Burkart
LINE-UPS COMING UP!
In the next 10 minutes we will have the official line-ups from both sides as we look ahead to getting the weekend's action underway, with four days of Bundesliga football to look forward to.
DOAN NAMED ROOKIE OF THE MONTH!
Ahead of tonight's opening game of Matchday 28, Arminia Bielefeld winger Ritsu Doan has claimed the Rookie of the Month award for March. Bielefeld's four-goal top scorer is the shining light in what has been a difficult first season back in the Bundesliga for 11 years.
Here you will find the most important information on the game between DSC Arminia Bielefeld and Sport-Club Freiburg on Matchday 28 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.