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Freiburg denied again at home by Estoril

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 20.53CET
SC Freiburg 1-1 Estoril Praia
For the second UEFA Europa League home match in a row, Freiburg could not hold onto a lead as the visitors picked up their first point in Group H.
by Sam Adams
from Freiburg Stadion

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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 20.53CET

Freiburg denied again at home by Estoril

SC Freiburg 1-1 Estoril Praia
For the second UEFA Europa League home match in a row, Freiburg could not hold onto a lead as the visitors picked up their first point in Group H.

SC Freiburg and Estoril Praia both face an uphill battle to qualify from UEFA Europa League Group H after sharing the spoils in south-west Germany.

Freiburg had let slip a two-goal lead on matchday one against FC Slovan Liberec and, once again, could not keep their noses in front after a strong first half. Vladimír Darida's 11th-minute goal was reward for a positive opening, but Sebá struck after the break to earn Estoril their first point in the section.

Christian Streich's hosts started with purpose and, through pacy forward Admir Mehmedi, had a danger man who immediately caught the attention. Twice in the first ten minutes he went close, forcing visiting goalkeeper Vagner into two diving saves, the second from a powerful header destined for the top corner.

Estoril's Rúben Fernandes placed a similar chance wide, but soon afterwards Freiburg were in front. Jonathan Schmid sprang the offside trap down the left, checked and teed up Darida to drive a shot across goal which sneaked inside the near post via the legs of defender Yohan Tavares.

While Freiburg were no doubt on top, they were not completely dominant, and Julian Schuster's shot straight at Vagner following a corner was the closest they went next before half-time. There was no marked change in flow after the break, but, almost out of nothing, Estoril drew level in the 53rd minute. Luís Leal's simple through ball released Sebá, and the Brazilian calmly poked the ball between the legs of Oliver Baumann.

It was a far more even contest now, and Estoril caused consternation in the home crowd with every forward thrust. Freiburg still carried a threat, though, and Francis Coquelin's 79th-minute shot was spectacularly saved by Vagner. Nevertheless, neither side could force a winner, making the return fixture in two weeks' time a crunch occasion following Sevilla FC's late draw at Slovan.

Last updated: 28/10/13 14.14CET

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Lineups

freiburg

Freiburg

estoril

Estoril

1
BaumannOliver Baumann (GK)
1
VagnerVagner (GK) (C)
4
FernandesGelson Fernandes
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
2
TavaresYohan Tavares
6
HedenstadVegar Hedenstad
Substitution66
8
Filipe GonçalvesFilipe Gonçalves
Yellow Card83
7
DaridaVladimír Darida
Goal11
Substitution77
9
LealLuís Leal
Substitution79
14
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
11
João Pedro GalvãoJoão Pedro Galvão
Substitution69
17
SchmidJonathan Schmid
12
ManoMano
20
CoquelinFrancis Coquelin
13
GonçaloGonçalo
Yellow Card57
23
SchusterJulian Schuster (C)
15
EvandroEvandro
26
LorenzoniNicolai Lorenzoni
19
SebáSebá
Goal53
Substitution89
28
GinterMatthias Ginter
26
Rúben FernandesRúben Fernandes
41
HöhnImmanuel Höhn
55
BabancoBabanco

Substitutes

19
BatzDaniel Batz (GK)
87
RibeiroRicardo Ribeiro (GK)
2
KrmašPavel Krmaš
7
Javier BalboaJavier Balboa
Substitution79
8
PilařVáclav Pilař
Substitution66
10
GersoGerso
9
HankeMike Hanke
Substitution77
14
João PedroJoão Pedro
27
HöflerNicolas Höfler
Substitution46
17
GladestonyGladestony
30
GünterChristian Günter
20
CarlitosCarlitos
Substitution69
36
KlausFelix Klaus
99
Bruno LopesBruno Lopes
Substitution89

Coach

Christian Streich (GER) Marco Silva (POR)

Referee

Stanislav Todorov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Veselin Dobriyanov (BUL), Ivo Kolev (BUL)

Fourth official

Ivan Valchev (BUL)

Additional assistant referees

Nikolai Yordanov (BUL), Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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