Freiburg (dpa) - After the best start of the season's club history, the SC Freiburg merges further at the top of the Bundesliga.
The team of coach Christian Streich came only to a 1-1 (1-1) against FC Augsburg, was in between for a few minutes, but even leaders. Against the team of Martin Schmidt Lucas Höler (23rd minute) brought the hosts into the lead. Ironically, the ex-Freiburg Florian Niederlechner equaled in the hard-fought game from (39). Nicolas Höfler and Nils Petersen met in the closing stages still the post of Augsburg housing.
Before 23,800 spectators in the Black Forest Stadium gave the Breisgauer their outgoing President Fritz Keller, who will be elected on Friday in Frankfurt / Main for DFB boss, a draw as a farewell gift. Ten points after five match days - the Sport Club has never been so good.
Guest coach Schmidt had the opponent respectfully as "role model" and "team of the hour" called - accordingly, his team went against the same wild attacking hosts to work. Already after three minutes, it would have been almost a 1-0 victory for veteran Petersen, while FC keeper Tomas Koubek was just able to fend off the ball.
Even with a double chance by Robin Koch and Mike Frantz Koubek saved in dire need (15th). The Freiburg drew the game in the shortest place in the league again and again deftly: However, Dominique Heintz let Alfred Finnbogason scoop the ball in his own penalty area, but Niederlechner put his shot too high (8. ).
Höler rewarded himself and his team for the committed start-up phase with a dry shot for the lead into the Augsburg net. "Leaders! Leaders! », Shouted the SC fans with a view of the live table, which, however, soon changed again. After a complete matchday, Freiburg was only one league leader in his Bundesliga history - after the 4: 0 against VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 2000/2001.
Vincenzo Grifo made his season debut for the SC after 35 minutes of injury to captain Frantz. The Italian international had changed from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to Breisgau shortly before transfer. However, he was not allowed to play in the match at Grifos Ex-Club due to a special contract clause last weekend in Freiburg's 3-0 draw.
In the midst of the Freiburg euphoria, however, the equalizer fell as Niederlechner inserted after his pass from Jan Moravek. Thus, the attacker was involved in all previous games at a gate of the FCA. After the break, Augsburg had better adjusted to the passionate opponent and attacked earlier. So both teams stalked more, came barely to scoring opportunities and risked in the final stages not everything. Substitute Luca Waldschmidt, top scorer of the U21 European Championship, could not help the Freiburgers to their fourth win of the season. In the furious final spurt the string team had bad luck.