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Freiburg win to leave Group H wide open

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 21.27CET
FC Slovan Liberec 1-2 SC Freiburg
Matthias Ginter and Francis Coquelin scored as the German side claimed an edgy victory that takes them above their Czech hosts.
Freiburg win to leave Group H wide open
Francis Coquelin (right) beams with delight after scoring the Freiburg winner ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Liberec
Freiburg

1

Goals scored

2

52

Possession (%)

48

16

Total attempts

9

3

on target

6

7

off target

3

6

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

6

7

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

11

10

Fouls suffered

16

457

Passes

427

356

completed

344

Lineups

liberec

Liberec

freiburg

Freiburg

16Kovář (GK)1Baumann (GK) (C)
2Kelić2Krmaš
Yellow Card45+3
8Pavelka3Diagné
10Rybalka
Goal81
4Fernandes
Yellow Card69
12Sackey
Yellow Card29
9Hanke
13Kušnír
Yellow Card41
Substitution72
20Coquelin
Goal73
Yellow Card90+1
15Kováč (C)25Sorg
19Rabušic
Yellow Card54
26Lorenzoni
Substitution90+1
23Šural
Substitution77
28Ginter
Goal23
Substitution89
25Fleišman30Günter
28Delarge
Substitution58
37Kerk
Substitution60

Substitutes

30Hroššo (GK)19Batz (GK)
3Karišik8Pilař
5Coufal29Albutat
Substitution89
7Hušek35Freis
Substitution60
9Kalitvintsev
Substitution77
36Klaus
11Frýdek
Substitution58
41Höhn
Substitution90+1
21Pimpara
Substitution72

Coaches

Jaroslav Šilhavý (CZE) Christian Streich (GER)

Referee

Martin Hansson (SWE)

Press kits

Last updated: 28/11/2013 21:16 CET

Standings

Last updated: 29/11/2013 09:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 21.27CET

Freiburg win to leave Group H wide open

FC Slovan Liberec 1-2 SC Freiburg
Matthias Ginter and Francis Coquelin scored as the German side claimed an edgy victory that takes them above their Czech hosts.

Goals from Matthias Ginter and Francis Coquelin earned SC Freiburg a victory that leaves Group H wide open going into matchday six.

Ginter and Coquelin struck in either half to reward an enterprising performance, though the visitors were hanging on at the end when FC Slovan Liberec's Serhiy Rybalka halved the deficit. The result means second-placed Freiburg are masters of their own destiny in two weeks' time, needing only to match whatever Liberec, in third, manage. The German side host qualified Sevilla FC while Liberec go to eliminated Estoril Praia.

After a tense start, Ginter scored from the first opening of the game on 23 minutes. Goalkeeper Přemysl Kovář misjudged a Sebastian Kerk corner and Ginter, with his back to the goal, managed to curl the ball into the top corner beyond the craning necks of two defenders. It sparked the Czech team into action but it was after the restart that the contest really opened up.

Michael Rabušic hit the woodwork with nobody quick enough to convert the rebound. Five minutes later, both Rabušic and Josef Šural narrowly failed to connect with a low centre from the right. Freiburg went quiet, a Mike Hanke half-chance the only thing of note, and an equaliser seemed a matter of time. Then, however, the Bundesliga outfit struck again.

Christian Günter brushed past three opponents on the left and his cross was met by Coquelin's head to double Freiburg's advantage. Rybalka made it 2-1 eight minutes later, turning in Jiří Pimpara's header across goal to set up a grand finale, but the away side just about hung on. The job is not done yet, though.

Last updated: 30/11/13 0.05CET

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