Despite two penalties and a record goal by Nils Petersen, SC Freiburg handed a victory at the end of the round. The Breisgauers had to settle for a 2-2 (0:1) at Schalke 04 after a 2-1 lead. St. Petersen 83rd goal for the SC and drew with German coach Joachim Lew as the best goal scorer of the club.
The 31-year-old converted a foul penalty after video evidence to equalise (54th). Vincenzo Grifo also scored from the spot (67th). Suat Serdar had brought the Kunigsblauen into a drive (27th). The substitute Ahmed Kutucu scored to make it 2-2 (80th).
Schalke finished the round with 30 points as the top-five – with only three fewer than the fast-starter has in the entire game. Freiburg scored again after two defeats in a row and remain in the front midfield.
In memory of the Schalker fan, who was on his way to the stadium in Wolfsburg last Wednesday, the game began in silence. Both fan camps remained silent, the north curve was black – for 04 minutes. Then it was used to loud. The first chance of the Freiburgers: After a flank by Grifo Petersen narrowly missed the Schalker goal with a volley shot (9th).
Schalke keeper Schubert parries strongly
The G’ste found the game better, combining ball-safe to the penalty area without creating any clear torm ingesis. The Schalkers struggled, their typical frehes pressing does not bring the won-win success. In midfield, Amine Harit of the ‘fteren made the wrong decision. After half an hour Konigsblau went into the lead anyway, because Benito has Raman at a flash of spirit and pushes the ball through on Serdar.
After a defensive action by Serdar, Freiburg demanded a trade penalty (35th), but the video assistant Benjamin Brand decided against it. Shortly before the break Jonathan Schmid had the equaliser on the fu, but substitute keeper Markus Schubert saved for Schalke (44th).
Freiburg from the point ice cold
The video evidence matches Freiburg: After a duel between Ozan Kabak and Lucas H’ler, referee Felix Brych allowed the game to continue, but decided on a penalty, according to the video images. On Juan Miranda’s foul on Chang-Hong Kwon, Brych whistled immediately.
As in the 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg, Schalke coach David Wagner had to play seven players, three interior defenders and the suspended goalkeeper Alexander Nubel. Freiburg’s coach Christian Streich can match Schmid, Janik Haberer and H’ler.