SC Freiburg continues its success story and has further exacerbated VfL Wolfsburg's crisis.
Coach Christian Streich's team defeated Lower Saxony 2-0 (1-0) on Saturday.
Philipp Lienhart in the 27th minute and Lucas Höler (68th) scored the goals for the Breisgauer, who are the only team to remain unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season.
While the surprise team Freiburg is on a Champions League place, the premier class participant Wolfsburg is slipping further and further.
Coach Mark van Bommel's team has not won eight competitive games in a row.
In front of 10,251 spectators, VfL did not present itself creatively enough and inefficiently.
The game only offered a few high points at the beginning.
The fighting effort was right for both teams, but in the game forward neither Wolfsburg nor Freiburg found good solutions.
The hosts, with whom Maximilian Arnold played his 260th Bundesliga game and thus became the club's sole record player, showed some promising approaches.
Bad passes or technical inaccuracies then prevented a real goal threat.
Wolves run against the Freiburg wall
Freiburg initially limited itself mainly to the defensive and then struck coldly. After a free-kick by Vincenzo Grifo, Lienhart initially failed to Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels and then pushed the margin over the line. Initially, the goal did not count because of an alleged offside position. After the intervention of the video assistant Sascha Stegemann, however, the SCF was allowed to cheer.
The game got more interesting after the goal. The VfL played energetically towards the opposing goal, Freiburg was dangerous in counter-attacks. Wolfsburg's U21 European champion Lukas Nmecha was unlucky when he hit the crossbar with a powerful shot (36th). Previously, referee Tobias Welz had looked at a scene in the Wolfsburg penalty area again on the screen and decided against a penalty: Lukas Kübler had been knocked off his feet by Casteels away from the ball.
Even after the break, the Volkswagen Club tried in vain on the offensive.
Freiburg was certainly in the defense and did not allow much against mostly too unimaginative Wolfsburg.
Representative Nmecha did not play badly, but the absence of the top scorer Wout Weghorst, who was infected with the corona virus, as a target player in the attack center was clearly noticeable to VfL.
More and more fans acknowledged the mediocre performance of their team with whistles.
“We want to see you fight,” demanded some of the ranks - even if that wasn't the problem.
And the mood of the VfL supporters continued to deteriorate.
Höler completed one of the rare Freiburg attacks at the time to make it 2-0.
“Without Freiburg, there would be nothing going on here,” sang the Freiburg fans who had come and celebrated the away win.Keywords: freiburg, wolfsburg, team, win, lukas nmecha, christian streich, sensation, breisgauer, bundesliga, coach, situation, success story, mark van bommel, wolves, maximilian arnold