Bundesliga: SC Freiburg obliterates FC Union Berlin 4-1 with a superb performance

FREIBURG. SC Freiburg demolishes FC Union Berlin 4-1 with goals of

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FREIBURG. SC Freiburg demolishes FC Union Berlin 4-1 with goals of V. Grifo (4′ pen), V. Grifo (7′), V. Grifo (20′ pen) and M. Gregoritsch (45′). On the other side, FC Union Berlin scored with ​S. Michel (84′ pen). SC Freiburg was vastly superior ball possession (73%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

R. Knoche missed a decisive penalty (9′). That would have allowed FC Union Berlin to draw the match.​

The match was held at the Europa Park Stadium Stadium in Freiburg on Sunday and this began at 4:30 pm UTC. The referee was Deniz Aytekin who was helped by Christian Dietz and Eduard Beitinger. The 4th official was Martin Petersen. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.9 degrees Celsius or 42.6 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 85%.​

Match Statistics

SC Freiburg was in firm control of the ball 73% while FC Union Berlin was struggling with a 27% ball possession.

SC Freiburg was more aggressive with 43 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons SC Freiburg won the match.

SC Freiburg shot 8 times, 6 on target, 2 off target. On the other side, FC Union Berlin shot 3 times, 2 on target, 1 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to SC Freiburg. On the opposite side, FC Union Berlin received 1 yellow card (M. Pantovic).

Also, FC Union Berlin didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after D. Leite (FC Union Berlin) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (19′).

After this match, SC Freiburg will have 27 points like FC Union Berlin to move up in the 5th place. On the other side, FC Union Berlin will stay with 27 points like SC Freiburg to move up in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    V. Grifo (Penalty)

  • 7'

    V. Grifo

  • 9'

    R. Knoche

  • 19'

    D. Leite

  • 20'

    V. Grifo (Penalty)

  • 45'

    M. Gregoritsch

  • 46'

    P. Jaeckel

    S. Becker

  • 60'

    M. Thorsby

    G. Haraguchi

  • 60'

    S. Michel

    K. Behrens

  • 69'

    M. Eggestein

    N. Hofler

  • 69'

    N. Petersen

    M. Gregoritsch

  • 70'

    R. Sallai

    L. Kubler

  • 77'

    Jeong Woo-Yeong

    R. Doan

  • 76'

    N. Giesselmann

    J. Ryerson

  • 77'

    L. Holer

    V. Grifo

  • 77'

    M. Pantovic

    J. Haberer

  • 80'

    M. Pantovic

  • 84'

    S. Michel (Penalty)

Next match

In the upcoming Bundesliga match, SC Freiburg will play away against VfL Wolfsburg on the 21st of January with a 10-9 head to head stats in favor of VfL Wolfsburg (5 draws).

FC Union Berlin will host TSG Hoffenheim on the 21st of January with a 2-2 head to head stats.

SC Freiburg: Formation and Lineups

SC Freiburg started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Christian Streich chose to play with the following team: Mark Flekken (6.4), Kiliann Sildillia (6.6), Matthias Ginter (7.1), Philipp Lienhart (7.0), Lukas Kübler (6.7), Yannik Keitel (6.4), Nicolas Höfler (6.4), Christian Günter (6.6), Ritsu Doan (7.3), Michael Gregoritsch (8.0) and Vincenzo Grifo (9.3).


SC Freiburg made 5 changes: N. Hofler for M. Eggestein (69′), M. Gregoritsch for N. Petersen (69′), L. Kubler for R. Sallai (70′), R. Doan for Jeong Woo-Yeong (77′) and V. Grifo for L. Holer (77′).

Top player: Vincenzo Grifo

The player who no doubt impressed SC Freiburg the most was Vincenzo Grifo.

His rating is (9.3) with 3 goals, 60 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.

FC Union Berlin: Formation and Lineups

FC Union Berlin started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

On the other side, Urs Fischer played with: Lennart Grill (5.7), Danilho Doekhi (6.8), Robin Knoche (5.2), Diogo Leite (6.3), Christopher Trimmel (5.9), Genki Haraguchi (6.3), Paul Seguin (6.6), Janik Haberer (6.1), Julian Ryerson (6.1), Sheraldo Becker (6.8) and Kevin Behrens (6.6).


FC Union Berlin made 5 changes: S. Becker for P. Jaeckel (46′), G. Haraguchi for M. Thorsby (60′), K. Behrens for S. Michel (60′), J. Ryerson for N. Giesselmann (77′) and J. Haberer for M. Pantovic (77′).

Top player: Sven Michel

The player who no doubt impressed FC Union Berlin the most was Sven Michel.

His rating is (7.0) with 1 goal, 11 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 60′.

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