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Freiburg finish on a high with a 5-1 win over relegated Nuremberg.

Nils Petersen scored two to go into double figures for a third straight season as Freiburg defeated relegated Nuremberg 5-1.

Freiburg 5-1 Nuremberg
Goals: 1-0 Terrazzino (7'), 2-0 Waldschmidt (34'), 3-0 Petersen (54'), 4-0 Petersen (56'), 5-0 Grifo (61'), 5-1 Löwen (69')

Freiburg made a bright start and they went in front early on when Marco Terrazzino burst through the Nuremberg defence, leaving them like statues before shooting low into the bottom left-hand corner. Luca Waldschmidt was the provider for that goal and he almost added one of his own midway through the half when he brought a fine save out of Christian Mathenia. Mathenia was caught out by a deflection on Waldschmidt's next attempt on goal, which consequently changed direction and was just beyond the Nuremberg goalkeeper's reach as it flew in.

That put Waldschmidt a goal ahead of Nils Petersen in an internal battle to end the season as Freiburg's top-scorer, but that changed in the space of two second-half minutes. Petersen benefited from a deflection of his own to wrong-foot Mathenia and score Freiburg's third before his acrobatic effort from Pascal Stenzel's cross put him one goal ahead of his team-mate on ten for the season. Vincenzo Grifo got in on the act with Freiburg's fifth, converting Christan Günter's cross from close range. Löwen grabbed a consolation with a volley

Match stats

  • Freiburg are unbeaten in their last 12 meetings with Nuremberg (W9, D3).
  • Terrazzino scored his first Bundesliga goal since 4 February 2017 – a run of 43 games without scoring.
  • Petersen's ninth and tenth goals made him Freiburg's top-scorer for the season, with one more than Waldschmidt.
  • Freiburg have conceded at least once in their last 12 matches.
  • Petersen has gone into double-digits for the third season running: he scored 10 in 2016/17 and a league-high 15 for a German national last term.
  • Nuremberg have won just three Bundesliga matches this season - their lowest number of wins in a single season in the top flight.

Line-ups

Freiburg: Flekken – Stenzel, Koch, Heintz, Günter – Höfler, Frantz (c) (Abrashi 68') – Terrazzino (Sallai 75'), Grifo (Höler 84') – Waldschmidt – Petersen
Unused substitutes: Schwolow, Lienhart, Niederlechner, Gondorf
Out: Gulde (back), Kleindienst (knee), Kübler (ankle), Okoroji (hamstring)
Coach: Christian Streich

Nuremberg: Mathenia – Bauer, Mühl, Margreitter, Leibold – Erras – Behrens (c), Rhein (Tillman 46') – Löwen, Kerk (Ilicevic 60') – Ishak (Knöll 74')
Unused substitutes: Klandt, Jäger, Palacios, Misidjan
Out: Ewerton (thigh), Fuchs (groin), Pereira (thigh), Petrak (groin), Valentini (thigh), Zrelak (cruciate ligament)
Coach: Boris Schommers