Match report: Tough 2-1 defeat at Freiburg

A narrow loss to SC Freiburg | Nicolas Höfler mit opens the scoring for the hosts (45+2') | Nils Petersen makes it 2-0 (90') | Lukas Klostermann pulls one back (90+2') |

RB Leipzig were beaten by SC Freiburg in a close game that finished 2-1. 1,150 RBL fans made the journey to watch the away game. The Bulls were in complete control of the game throughout the first half but Nicolas Höfler opened the scoring for the hosts against the run of play (45+2'). 

A quieter second half reached a dramatic climax as Nils Petersen doubled Freiburg's lead (90') before Lukas Klostermann cut it in half again (90+2). 

There wasn't enough time for an equalising goal in the end and it finished 2-1. 

Match Facts

Julian Nagelsmann made three changes to his team from earlier in the week. Marcel Halstenberg returned to the starting XI after recovering from a back injury and Diego Demme and Amadou Haidara also joined him.


Live Highlights:

10th minute: Timo Werner plays the ball back into the penalty area after a corner but Willi Orban can't quite send the low cross goalwards.

30th minute: The Bulls dominate the play and enjoy long spells of possession. Howerver, the goalscoring touch eludes Nagelsmann's men. 

45+2nd minute: Goal for Freiburg. Leipzig fail to properly clear a cross from the left hand side, resulting in chaos in the penalty area. The ball eventually falls to an unmarked Nicolas Höfler who tapped in to open the scoring on the stroke of half time.
54th minute: Marcel Halstenberg tees up Timo Werner with a lay-off, but he sends his effort high and wide.
65th minute: Freiburg sit deep and make it difficult for RBL to create anything. The Bulls seem out of ideas.

75th minute: Big save from Péter Gulácsi! Leipzig's number one denies Christian Günther's powerful effort with a tremendous dive.   

90th minute: Goal for Freiburg. Demme gives the ball away and Petersen is sent clean through on goal. He keeps his cool to make it 2-0.
90+2nd minute: GOAL FOR RBL! Christopher Nkunku's corner is flicked on by Matheus Cunha and Lukas Klostermann stabs it home to pull back a late goal.
No time for an equaliser. SCF 2-1 RBL.

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