The coach recently took a break for personal reasons. With 15 points, the sports club remains in the center of the field. Newly promoted Darmstadt missed the opportunity to gain some breathing space at the bottom of the table.

The visitors, who saw Alexander Brunst come on as a substitute for injured goalkeeper Marcel Schouin to celebrate his Bundesliga debut, took the lead in the 18th minute through Mathias Honsak. Lukas Höhler (35th place) ensured Freiburg’s Europa League participants had at least one point. The Armed Forces were unable to capitalize on their overwhelming superiority.

Moreover, this season the home team again initially came from behind in front of 34,300 spectators. They conceded five goals in the first quarter of an hour. They survived this stage against Darmstadt, but soon after Honsak scored Darmstadt’s first shot on goal. The Austrian benefited from compatriot Philipp Lienhart deflecting the ball past goalkeeper Noah Atubolu.

Freiburgers control the game

The home team, clearly unperturbed by the setback, continued to control the game and spent a long time looking in vain for a break in the constant rain in Freiburg. Michael Gregoric’s shot (26th) was cleared off the line, a little later Ritsu Doan (27th) threw the ball wide of the goal, and Vincenzo Grifo’s shot missed the goal half an hour later. Only Höhler managed to quickly throw the ball over the line. Linhart and the one who also rose Matthias Ginther ready.

Even after the break, the action mostly took place in Hesse’s half. Freiburg coach Christian Streich is still not satisfied. With his arms outstretched, he demanded more width in his team’s offensive play. However, the Investigative Committee found this difficult.

Darmstadt itself only occasionally appeared in the opponent’s penalty area, but was unlucky when the ball only hit Grifo’s hand (53 minutes), and the penalty was not converted. The guests also had to make a substitution due to injury. After the collision, Christoph Zimmermann was taken off the field on a stretcher. Bartol Franich came for him.

Honsak opened the final stage. The goal scorer in the 1:0 score came under decisive pressure from Ginther and almost missed. On the other hand, Noah Weishaupt and Maximilian Eggestein were denied by Brunst, who made a decent Bundesliga debut and helped Darmstadt retain a point.
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