SC Freiburg strengthened their grip on a promotion place in Bundesliga 2 thanks to a 2-0 win at SV Sandhausen.

SV Sandhausen 0-2 SC Freiburg

Sandhausen came into the game still harbouring hopes of contending the promotion play-off berth and they were more than a match for their guests, although chances were few and far between in the opening exchanges.

Freiburg changed things a little at the start of the second half and got their reward five minutes in when substitute Maximilian Philipp netted at the second attempt. Freiburg could have made it two from the penalty spot, after Damian Roßbach was sent off, but Vincenzo Grifo sent the spot-kick against the post. It was only a temporary let-off for the hosts, however, as Nils Petersen sealed Freiburg's victory late on, keeping Christian Streich's men second heading into Matchday 23.