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Freiburg throw away victory against Liberec

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 23.16CET
SC Freiburg 2-2 FC Slovan Liberec
The Czech visitors came from two goals down to earn a draw in Germany after an error-strewn display from the hosts.

Freiburg throw away victory against Liberec
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Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 23.16CET

Freiburg throw away victory against Liberec

SC Freiburg 2-2 FC Slovan Liberec
The Czech visitors came from two goals down to earn a draw in Germany after an error-strewn display from the hosts.

SC Freiburg threw away a 2-0 lead to draw their opening Group H match against Czech outfit FC Slovan Liberec.

The German side started brightly and got their reward when captain Julian Schuster converted a 23rd-minute penalty, with Admir Mehmedi doubling their lead via a ferocious long-range shot 12 minutes later. Liberec came out revitalised in the second half, however, and goals from Vladyslav Kalitvintsev and Michael Rabušic pulled them level, before both sides had a man dismissed.

Despite a poor start to the Bundesliga season, Freiburg started the match full of confidence against a Liberec team that had never beaten a German club in Europe. The hosts took the lead when Ondřej Kušnír fouled Christian Günter inside the penalty area, allowing Schuster to step up and convert the spot kick. Mehmedi promptly doubled their advantage with a thunderous drive which was too much for Přemysl Kovář to handle.

The Czech side looked a completely different team in the second half, though, as substitute Kalitvintsev reduced the deficit when his shot from distance spilled out of goalkeeper Oliver Baumann’s hands and into the net. Seven minutes later, Mehmedi gifted the ball to Rabušic, who finished well to equalise.

Freiburg substitute Karim Guédé was sent off with 11 minutes to go, but the visitors' advantage was short-lived as Serhiy Rybalka then saw red in stoppage time. Freiburg's next outing is a trip to Sevilla FC on 3 October, when Liberec will host Estoril Praia.

Last updated: 21/09/13 0.05CET

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Lineups

freiburg

Freiburg

liberec

Liberec

1
BaumannOliver Baumann (GK)
16
KovářPřemysl Kovář (GK)
2
KrmašPavel Krmaš
2
KelićRenáto Kelić
Yellow Card42
4
FernandesGelson Fernandes
8
PavelkaDavid Pavelka
9
HankeMike Hanke
Substitution79
10
RybalkaSerhiy Rybalka
Yellow Card32
Red Card90+1
14
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
Goal35
Substitution90
11
FrýdekMartin Frýdek
Substitution46
17
SchmidJonathan Schmid
12
SackeyIsaac Sackey
Substitution62
23
SchusterJulian Schuster (C)
Goal23
Yellow Card41
13
KušnírOndřej Kušnír
Yellow Card20
25
SorgOliver Sorg
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč (C)
28
GinterMatthias Ginter
19
RabušicMichael Rabušic
Yellow Card70
Goal74
30
GünterChristian Günter
25
FleišmanJiří Fleišman
37
KerkSebastian Kerk
Substitution66
28
DelargeDzon Delarge

Substitutes

21
SchwolowAlexander Schwolow (GK)
30
HroššoLukáš Hroššo (GK)
3
DiagnéFallou Diagné
3
KarišikMiloš Karišik
20
CoquelinFrancis Coquelin
Substitution90
5
CoufalVladimír Coufal
27
HöflerNicolas Höfler
7
HušekLuboš Hušek
31
GuédéKarim Guédé
Substitution66
Yellow Card76
Red Card78
9
KalitvintsevVladyslav Kalitvintsev
Substitution62
Goal67
35
FreisSebastian Freis
Substitution79
23
ŠuralJosef Šural
Substitution46
41
HöhnImmanuel Höhn
27
KolárĽuboš Kolár

Coach

Christian Streich (GER) Jaroslav Šilhavý (CZE)

Referee

Cristian Balaj (ROU)

Assistant referees

Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU), Ovidiu Artene (ROU)

Fourth official

Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

István Kovács (ROU), Marius Avram (ROU)

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