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Highlights

FINAL
Europa-Park Stadion
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Europa-Park Stadion
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Philipp's return haunts Bremen

Freiburg start a Bundesliga season with two wins for only the second time in their history but Christian Streich's men left it very late to take the points against a valiant Werder side. Maximilian Philipp is back at the Europa-Park Stadion on loan and it was his thumping volley - from an inch-perfect Noah Weißhaupt assist - deep into injury time that keeps the men from the Black Forest perfect in 2023/24.
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Freiburg in front!

He's done it. Maxi Philipp has only gone and scored on his loan return to Freiburg! And in the 96th minute. Werder are crestfallen but the Europa-Park Stadion explodes.
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Maximilian Philipp
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
18 %
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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Niklas Stark
Niklas Stark32.63km/h
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Vincenzo Grifo
Vincenzo Grifo31.95km/h
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Goalkeeper Efficiency of Jiří Pavlenka

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Goalkeeper Efficiency
Goalkeeper Efficiency compares the number of saves a goalkeeper makes with his expected saves (xSaves). xSaves is calculated with the help of artificial intelligence. When a goalkeeper has a positive efficiency value, it means he has saved more shots than statistically expected.
Jiří Pavlenka
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Saves5
xSaves2.7
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Kick-off!
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Half time in Freiburg

That's the half at the Europa-Park Stadion. New Freiburg captain Vincenzo Grifo has had the game's best chance but Werder have been on top overall thus far.
Half-time
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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Niklas Stark
Niklas Stark32.63km/h
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Vincenzo Grifo
Vincenzo Grifo31.95km/h
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Peeeeep!

Freiburg are going in search of a second successive Bundesliga win against a Werder side hoping for their first victory of the campaign. It's game on at the Europa-Park Stadion.
Kick-off!
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Captain Grifo!

Vincenzo Grifo captains Freiburg for the first time today while the hosts have Maximilian Philipp back among their squad today some 2,289 days later after the forward completed a loan switch to the Black Forest side on Monday. Werder, meanwhile, make three changes to their starting XI with Niklas Stark, Christian Groß and Romano Schmid all coming in.

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Freiburg team news

Freiburg were the only team in the top flight not to have any new signings in their starting XI last weekend. That will likely be the case against his week, but Streich will be forced into a change after captain Christian Günter suffered a recurrence of the arm fracture he picked up in pre-season. However, some good news is that Nicolas Höfler is available again after suspension and should take the place of Merlin Röhl in midfield.
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Werder team news

Werder's Mitchell Weiser returned to first-team action against Bayern last weekend having shaken off a muscular injury but there was no place for new signing Naby Keita or Felix Agu for the River Islanders against the defending champions, with neither expected take part in competitive action until September.

Top scorers

Werder's Niclas Füllkrug finished joint-top scorer of the Bundesliga last season with 16 goals. Freiburg's Vincenzo Grifo was in third place, scoring 15 times in 2022/23.
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Probable line-ups

Who's in, who's out and who's a doubt? Find out the likely line-ups for this Matchday 2 encounter right here!
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Black Forest delight

The last time these two sides met in Freiburg, the hosts came out on top with a 2-0 win.

Triumph desired

Ole Werner's side are desperate for a win at the Europa-Park Stadion having now gone seven consecutive competitive games without a victory.
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Watch: Freiburg 2-1 Hoffenheim

An own goal from Attila Szalai and a Roland Sallai strike - both coming in the first half - ensured Freiburg opened with a win against Hoffenheim last weekend.

Goal in sight

Only once before have Freiburg started a campaign with two wins in their opening two games in 23 previous Bundesliga campaigns. Christian Streich's men will thus be looking to match their 2019/20 feat with Bremen in town.
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Watch: Bayern 4-0 Werder

The Green-Whites went down in what turned into the Harry Kane/Leroy Sane show at the Weserstadion last weekend.

Mixed fortunes

Last weekend's big kick-off brought differing fortunes for Saturday's opponents, with visitors Werder going down to defending champions Bayern at the Weserstadion and last season's high fliers Freiburg enjoying victory in Hoffenheim.

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