Freiburg (dpa) – The record scorer’s next hit was not enough. SC Freiburg and VfL Wolfsburg split 1: 1 (1: 1) at the end of the second day of the Bundesliga.
Attacker Nils Petersen gave the Breisgauers the lead in the eleventh minute, but Josip Brekalo (42nd) scored and equalized in front of 3,200 spectators. The Freiburg team missed the hoped-for victory in their first home game in three months, but four out of six possible points mark a respectable start to the season. VfL, who are also being challenged in the Europa League qualifying, are still waiting for their first league win of the new season, but remained unbeaten in their fifth league game.
Freiburg, where Baptiste Santamaria, who signed for about ten million euros a week and a half ago with French first division SCO Angers, was in the starting line-up and made a strong debut, took advantage of their first chance to take the lead – just like in the 3- 2 on match day one in Stuttgart. Just like there after a standard situation. And just like there via Petersen. Torgarant headed a corner from Vincenzo Grifo from the right from a difficult angle into the short corner. In the past season, sleeping balls have been one of the sports club’s strengths.
De Wolfsburg, where substitute Pavao Pervan came in for Koen Casteels (knee problems) in the short term and thus had a total of eight new players in the starting line-up compared to the 2-0 victory over Desna Tschernihiw in the Europa League qualification on Thursday , took the lead after Freiburg. -Gate difficult. After the hosts got more chances through Grifo (25th, 28th) they equalized. A free kick from Brekalo from the edge of the penalty area was deflected by the wall of Freiburg and hit directly under the crossbar to make it 1-1.
In the second half it went back and forth first. Wolfsburg’s Yannick Gerhardt failed with a kick (48th), a goal from SC striker Lucas Höler was rightly not recognized due to offside (57th). In the 64th minute, Santamaria of Freiburg hit the ball from almost 20 meters into the right post, five minutes later his teammate Jonathan Schmid circled it from a promising position. The longer the match lasted, the closer the Badeners got to the winning goal. But again Santamaria (77th) and substitute Woo-Yeong Jeong (82nd) left good chances and therefore two possible points.