Ingolstadt relegated after hitting a Freiburg wall

Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow was in fine form to keep Freiburg's European hopes alive as Ingolstadt were held for a 1-1 draw which was not enough to keep them up.

Freiburg 1-1 Ingolstadt

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Goals: 1-0 Philipp (31'), 1-1 Lezcano (43')

Ingolstadt took the game to their hosts and created several early chance, Cohen going the closest with a rasping effort wide. They suffered a sucker punch, though, when a defensive mistake by Romain Bregerie was pounced upon by Maximilian Philipp, who provided a cool finish into the far corner. A determined run by Tisserand ultimately earned Ingolstadt some joy with Dario Lezcano on hand to nod in from close range as the ball looped up from Schwolow's save.

It was a similar story in the second half with Ingolstadt asking all of the questions, but Schwolow providing the right answers for Freiburg. Grifo was sent on for the final half an hour, but the action was still at the other end of the pitch, where Schwolow was inspirational in thwarting wave after wave of Ingolstadt attack and preserving his team a point and sending Ingolstadt down.

Man of the match

There was hardly a way past Schwolow, who was in fine form for Freiburg and kept their European qualification hopes alive with some fine stops.

Talking point

Ingolstadt's survival hopes were hanging by a thread when the final whistle had already been blown in Freiburg – Schalke appeared to have grabbed a winner against Hamburg, but as the Ingolstadt players celebrated news of that goal, they turned to tears as it emerged the goal had been ruled out.

Match stats

    Lezcano's goal was his first away from home since Matchday 3, when he struck in Munich.Philipp scored with Freiburg's first shot of the game – at the same stage, Ingolstadt had missed 11 chances.

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Freiburg: Schwolow - Ignjovski, Gulde, Kempf, Günter - Höfler - Abrashi - Haberer, Bulut (57' Grifo) – Philipp (74' Stenzel) – Niederlechner (63' Petersen)
Coach: Christian Streich

Ingolstadt: Hansen - Tisserand, Bregerie, Matip (c) – Hadergjonaj (62' Kittel), Cohen, Roger (62' Morale), Suttner (87' Jung) - Groß, Leckie, Lezcano
Coach: Maik Walpurgis

Watch: Mathew Leckie expresses his frustration at Ingolstadt's relegation

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