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Gian-Luca Waldschmidt strikes late as Freiburg and Wolfsburg share six goals in the Black Forest

Substitute Gian-Luca Waldschmidt scored two minutes from normal time to rescue Freiburg a point in a six-goal thriller with Wolfsburg on Saturday.

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Freiburg 3-3 Wolfsburg
Goals: 0-1 Roussillon (11’), 1-1 Grifo (37’), 1-2 Weghorst (63’), 2-2 Petersen (70’), 2-3 Steffen (75’), 3-3 Waldschmidt (88’)

Jerome Roussillon combined with Josip Brekalo to give Wolfsburg a well-deserved early lead, but Freiburg levelled completely against the run of play thanks to an uncharacteristic error from John Brooks. The USA international lost possession to Florian Niederlechner, who slipped in Vincenzo Grifo to drive home one of the easiest goals he's likely to score.

Wolfsburg responded well as Christian Günter got a crucial block on an effort from Renato Steffen, before Wout Weghorst restored their lead from the penalty spot after being brought down by Robin Koch. Grifo turned provider for Nils Petersen as Freiburg hit back once again, but just when the Wolves thought they’d done enough for the win through Steffen, Waldschmidt fired in a late equaliser.

Gian-Luca Waldschmidt had the final say in Freiburg's 3-3 draw with Wolfsburg. - 2019 Getty Images

Match stats 

  • Freiburg are winless in four since the turn of the year.
  • Waldschmidt is Freiburg’s top scorer this season with six goals.
  • Only Bayern Munich (24) and Borussia Dortmund (21) have picked up more points away this season than Wolfsburg (20).
  • Weghorst scored his eighth Bundesliga goal of the season.
  • Steffen ended a 13-game run without a goal.

Line-ups 

Freiburg: Schwolow – Kübler, Lienhart, Heintz, Günter – Grifo (Terrazzino 90+6'), Haberer, Koch, Frantz (c) (Waldschmidt 69') – Petersen, Niederlechner (Höler 81')
Unused subs: Flekken, Höler, Stenzel, Gondorf, Schlotterbeck
Out: Borrello (knee), Gulde (hamstring), Höfler (knee), Kath (groin), Kleindienst (knee), Okoroji (illness), Sallai (adductor)
Coach: Christian Streich

Wolfsburg: Casteels – William, Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon – Gerhardt, Guilavogui (c), Arnold – Steffen (Rexhbecaj 79'), Weghorst (Klaus 90+2'), Brekalo
Unused subs: Pervan, Verhaegh, Malli, Uduokhai, Yeboah
Out: Azzaoui (knee), Camacho (ankle), Ginczek (ankle), Mehmedi (knock), Jung (knock), Klaus (muscular)
Coach: Bruno Labbadia