No Bayern hunter – Frankfurt in fourth place – Sport

Eintracht Frankfurt is rid of the role as the first Bayern hunter for the time being, SC Freiburg is back on track for the time being after the 0: 6 from Wolfsburg. Both clubs parted ways at the end of the first half of the Bundesliga season on Wednesday 1-1 (0-1). French striker Randal Kolo Muani scored to give the visitors the lead in the 42nd minute, while German international Matthias Ginter equalized in front of 34,700 spectators at the Freiburg stadium (47′). Eintracht is fourth before the game at FC Bayern Munich on Saturday, Freiburg slipped to sixth place in the table.

Eintracht had to do without Kevin Trapp at short notice. The international goalkeeper was out with a cold and was replaced by 21-year-old Diant Ramaj, who made his season debut. One hopes, said Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner on TV channel Sky, that Trapp can be back in goal against Bayern on Saturday. Trapp’s representative had to intervene for the first time after 20 minutes and easily parried a long-range shot from Lucas Höler. Four days after the bitter bankruptcy in Wolfsburg, hosts Freiburg presented themselves bravely and seized the initiative without being too much of a goal threat. It wasn’t until the 28th minute that it was Ritsu Doan who fired a sharp cross from Michael Gregoritsch just over the Eintracht goal from a short distance. Two minutes later, Ramaj prevented a deficit with two saves against Höler and Freiburg captain Christian Günter.

The Frankfurt team owed a lot, especially on the offensive. All efforts of the Europa League winner got stuck in midfield. But Eintracht compensated for the flaw through effectiveness. Kolo Muani scored the first goal to make it 1-0. Freiburg got off to a lightning start in the second round. After a corner kick was blocked, the Breisgau team regained the ball, and Ginter headed a Günter cross into the net at full speed. In the intense game that followed with many duels, in which Freiburg’s Nicolas Höfler saw his fifth yellow card and had to sit out the next game against FC Augsburg, Gregoritsch missed the lead in the 62nd minute with a shot just wide of the goal.

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