WATCH: SCALLY: "FIRST HALF WAS ONE OF OUR BEST GAMES"
Freiburg miss the opportunity to return to the top of the Bundesliga in this entertaining goalless draw.
Into the two additional minutes. A winner: unlikely. But a very strong performance from both sides in this fascinating encounter.
Flekken and Sommer and some superb defending has kept this at 0-0.
xG SUGGESTS THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GOALS
Ngoumou is subbed back off, with Stindl joining him. Borges Sanches and Wolf replace them. For the home side, Grifo, Gregoritsch and Doan's evening are over with Petersen, Weißhaupt and Schade entering the field.
FREIBURG FINDING SOME SPACE TO SHOOT AROUND THE BOX
The home side are enjoying their best spell of dominance of the match. Christian Günter again forcing Sommer into a good save - this time from his left at an acute angle.
JEONG FORCES A GREAT SAVE FROM SOMMER
The South Korean has looked lively since entering the fray and he finds an opening to shoot, which forces Yann Sommer into a very good save.
CAN EITHER TEAM FIND A WINNER?
It's a very entertaining 0-0 draw so far, but a goal in these late stages would probably be enough for all three points. Both defences in terrific form today.
Kyereh's shift is over and he will be pleased with his efforts for the day on his first start for Freiburg. Eggestein also departs with Keitel and Jeong joining the action.
ON TARGET WITH THE OPPOSITE BOOT
Christian Günter strikes with his right foot from just outside the box but the shot is straight at Sommer to gather easily.
Michael Gregoritsch Kouadio Koné
0-0 IS NOT USUALLY ON THE MENU
The Foals have not been involved in a 0-0 stalemate in the Bundesliga in their last 52 outings, since drawing with Wolfsburg in February 2021.
DOAN ON THE RUN
Lienhart is tripped but before the referee blows the whistle for a foul Gladbach break and Stindl sends an effort just wide. He should have hit the target from there but it wouldn't have counted.
GINTER IMPRESSIVE AGAINST HIS FORMER CLUB
The German international enjoyed five excellent years at Gladbach and this is the first time he has faced his former club since leaving for a return to Freiburg. The timing of his challenges have been superb.
KYEREH AND GREGORITSCH GIVING GLADBACH A HEADACHE
The Austrian and Ghanaian pair have caused the Gladbach defence problems all afternoon but are yet to find an opening yet.
Let the duels resume in this tasty encounter.
Gladbach just have the edge but it's hard to separate these two sides so far. Half time at the Black Forest but a thoroughly enjoyable encounter so far.
Despite no goals, both teams have done a terrific job of cancelling each other out so far. Two minutes of added time here.
PASSING AROUND TO GREAT EFFECT
NEUHAUS CAN'T CONTINUE
That tackle has left a bruise for Florian Neuhaus and while he did get back up, he cannot continue in this one. Nathan Ngoumou takes his place but that's a big blow for Gladbach.
Neuhaus and Kyereh clash following a chaotic corner. They're both stretching for the ball and it's accidental but it's a nasty crunching tackle. Both players are now back up after a few moments on the ground.
SO CLOSE FROM GLADBACH
Nice efforts from Jonas Hofmann and Marcus Thuram but Flekken saves well from both.
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR FREIBURG
Grifo sends a beautiful cross into the box, but Gregoritsch just misses the header. He claims a handball but the referee gives a firm shake of the head on that appeal from the Austrian.
TWO APIECE FOR THE STRIKERS
Michael Gregoritsch Marcus Thuram
DOMINATING IN POSSESSION
EYES ON THE PRIZE
END TO END
Almost an identical to Thuram's breakaway, Kyereh is through for Freiburg but his effort is tame and Sommer saves. That could have been a first goal for the Ghana international on his first start for the hosts.
THURAM ALMOST FINDS THE NET
Gladbach have looked dangerous on the break and finally find a way through with Thuram but his shot is denied by Flekken in goal and put out for a corner.
WHISKERS AWAY FROM WEIGL
Bensebaini sends in a cross for Julian Weigl diving for the header but missing the ball by a fraction. Lively start to this fixture so far.
DOAN CURLS ONE JUST WIDE
It's an early chance for the hosts as Ritsu Doan curls a left food shot just wide of Sommer's net. Close!
TIME TO GO!
Union have set the benchmark for Freiburg to reach. Can they jump back to the top for a second week in a row? We're underway in the Black Forest.
Away trips are Gladbach's forte. They are unbeaten in their last six Bundesliga matches on the road, dating back to a 3-1 Rhine derby loss in Cologne back in April.
FREIBURG HEADING BACK TO THE TOP?
Freiburg spent the week atop the Bundesliga table but while results over the weekend have fallen in their favour, they need a win today to return to the top.
Kyereh makes his long expected full debut for Freiburg since moving from St Pauli over the summer. New Gladbach signing Julian Weigl is into the starting eleven for the first time since returning to the Bundesliga.
FREIBURG STARTING XI
Flekken - Sildillia, Ginter, Lienhart, Günter (c) - Eggestein, Höfler - Kyereh, Doan, Grifo - Gregoritsch
Uphoff, Gulde, Keitel, Kübler, Petersen, Schade, Jeong, Schlotterbeck, Weißhaupt
GLADBACH STARTING XI
Sommer - Scally, Friedrich, Weigl, Bensebaini - Kone, Kramer, Neuhaus - Hofmann, Thuram, Stindl (c)
Sippel, Herrmann, Wolf, Lainer, Ngoumou, Netz, Fraulo, Reitz, Borges
Europa-Park Stadion is full of anticipation as Freiburg close the weekend looking to return to the top of the league. Today's visitors are Borussia Mönchengladbach who will be looking to return to winning ways following last week's disappointing defeat to Mainz.