The 26-year-old now has 11 goals for the season after first powering in a shot that Ralf Fährmann could not hold, before keeping his nerve with a cool penalty that sent the Schalke keeper the wrong way. It rounded off a week to remember for the striker, who made his loan move from Mainz into a permanent deal a few days before this match-winning display.
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Top facts - Florian Niederlechner
- Niederlechner moved two clear of Nils Petersen, currently on nine goals, as Freiburg’s leading scorer this season.
- His penalty was his third goal from the spot in 2016/17.
- Uwe Spies is the only German player to have scored more in a Bundesliga season for Freiburg than Niederlechner, having bagged 13 in 1994/95.
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