Bundesliga

In-form Freiburg hold Eintracht Frankfurt to draw

Freiburg extended their unbeaten Bundesliga run to six matches after coming from a goal down to draw with Eintracht Frankfurt at the Commerzbank Arena.

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Freiburg

Goals: 1-0 Haller (28'), 1-1 Koch (51')

After Sebastien Haller forced a fine save from Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow, it took a goal-line clearance from Marius Wolf - hooking clear Bartosz Kapustka's deflected cross - to prevent the visitors from taking the lead. Frankfurt were the better side, though, and deservedly went ahead just before the half-hour mark. On the offensive following a half-cleared corner, Timothy Chandler headed Omar Mascarell's flighted ball into the path of the onrushing Haller, who stabbed in from close range. Mijat Gacinovic sized up a second late in the half, but his 20-yard drive sailed agonisingly wide.

Freiburg had offered very little as an attacking unit, so it came as a huge surprise when they levelled six minutes into the second half. Frankfurt went to sleep defending a Christian Günter corner, allowing Robin Koch to level with Die Breisgauer's first direct effort on goal of the afternoon. Frankfurt looked the side most likely to steal all three points, but their efforts were all in vain as Niko Kovac's men failed to win at home for the fourth Bundesliga match in a row.

Watch: Sebastien Haller's 2017 Goal of the Year!

Line-ups

Eintracht Frankfurt: Hradecky - Salcedo, Hasebe, Russ (c) (da Costa 78') - Chandler, Gacinovic (Barkok 86'), Mascarell, Wolf - Boateng - Hrgota (Stendera 68'), Haller
Unused subs: Zimmermann, Blum, Fernandes, Jovic
Absentees: Falette (suspended), de Guzman (shoulder), Meier (foot), Tawatha (thigh), Abraham (calf)
Coach: Niko Kovac

Freiburg: Schwolow - Koch, Söyüncü, Gulde - Kübler, Günter - Abrashi - Haberer, Kapustka (Dräger 46') - Petersen, Höler (Guede 83')
Unused subs: Gikiewicz, Stenzel, Schuster, Stanko, Terrazzino
Absentees: Lienhart (knee ligaments), Ravet (Achilles), Frantz (knee ligaments), Niederlechner (knee)
Coach: Christian Streich

Match stats

    Haller has already scored as many goals as Frankfurt's top scorer last season Marco Fabian (7).Five of Haller's seven Bundesliga goals have come on home soil, including his last four.Koch scored his maiden Bundesliga goal.Freiburg are enjoying their longest unbeaten run in over five years.Only Bayern Munich have conceded fewer Bundesliga goals (12) than Frankfurt this season (19).Freiburg's Mohamed Dräger made his Bundesliga debut.

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