Freiburg appeared in a really good way on the road to Eintracht Frankfurt, but can’t be completely satisfied with the final 3:3 result. They have taken the lead first via Grifo in the 28th minute but got leveled up till the end of the first halftime.
It was Eintracht that looked offensive and better in both halftimes, but Freiburg worked well via counters and in the transition, reaching two goals lead via Petersen and Holler in the 67th and 69th minute. Still, once they had the lead it was too passive performance and they paid the price for it.
It was Eintracht that deserved more probably, but with two goals being down fifteen minutes before the end, they need to be satisfied also. Freiburg is now four points behind Europa League placed Wolfsburg and only a victory keeps them in a further race.
Freiburg team news
Right back Kuler (3/0) is still out injured. Midfielder Haberer (23/2) is doubtful coming from an ankle problem.
Leverkusen was completely outplayed in every aspect at home against Wolfsburg last Tuesday evening suffering a 1:4 defeat. They simply lost their creativity and sharpness, while the game didn’t develop in their way either.
They had much more of the ball possession, but without being concrete, while they riskier and more offensive in the second halftime just to concede the second goal in quite an unlucky way. The overall impression is that they shouldn’t change the tactics from their Gladbach’s game, but neither had any chance in such development.
Bayer is now fifth again, together with fourth-placed Gladbach and no doubt that they will be seeking a victory in this one with the target still being the Champions League exit.
Leverkusen team news
Right-back Bender (17/2) is injured for Bayer, with forward Volland (22/9) remaining unfit after an ankle injury. Central defender Tah (21/0) is doubtful.
One way or another, we should see goals
Nop matter how Leverkusen play, the goals seem like a granted thing. They did disappoint on Tuesday night but also tried with a bit different tactics. Now away from home, it’s only logical to expect them back to their offensive approach and creating chances easier with less of the ball possession. Freiburg themselves doesn’t look that weak either and is surely capable of making the game more interesting.