Birthday child Urs Fischer roared out of joy and rushed to his players after the final whistle. The coach of Union Berlin was relieved – the 1-0 (0-0) at SC Freiburg was the first win for the iron after five games and the perfect gift for the 55th birthday of the Swiss.
“That was our second game in a row without conceding a goal. That’s important, because a goal can be enough – like this time, “said goalkeeper Loris Karius:” We did well as a collective. The coach wanted a win. We did it. “
The keeper would have been prepared in the event of a Freiburg penalty. Because on a red drinking bottle of the goalkeeper from 1. FC Union Berlin there was a small, white note on Saturday. What did it say? Obviously detailed information on potential penalty shooters from Breisgau. “You can use that as a support when you need it,” explained the Berlin goalkeeper.
Freiburg captain Günter serves: “It was a game that should actually end 0-0”
Grischa Prömel (64th) scored for the capital city (33 points), who had lost all previous point games in Freiburg. For the sports club (31 counters) it was the first home defeat after seven games without bankruptcy.
“It was a game that should actually end 0-0,” said SC captain Christian Günter: “We didn’t have the punch, then you can’t concede a goal and take a point.”
First half on both sides without pace and creativity
At the ghost game in the Black Forest Stadium, the guests were the more active team in the initial phase. Freiburg had a hard time getting into the game. However, there were no real chances to score on either side in the first quarter of an hour.
The Berliners remained the better team in the middle of the first half.
Overall, the game was a bore, even after half an hour there was next to nothing going on in the penalty areas. Both teams lacked speed and creativity on the offensive. Only a long-range shot by Berlin’s Robert Andrich caused a touch of danger (29th).
Prömel punishes Streich’s change of attack
At the beginning of the second round, the SC put off his lethargy and increased the number of strokes. Lucas Höler missed the chance to take the lead after preliminary work by Jonathan Schmid (52nd).
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The measure backfired. Prömel scored for Union after preliminary work by Marcus Ingvartsen. (mp / sid)