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Freiburg continue their yo-yo season with a win

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 28 Sep 2009


Freiburg continued their unpredictable season with a convincing 3-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in their first win at home this season.

After a scoreless first half, Mohamadou Idrissou opened the scoring in the 54th minute before Yacine Abdessadki doubled the advantage after 72 minutes.

Julian Schuster finished off the scoring with 10 minutes to play.

Freiburg shocked Hertha Berlin 4-0 on the road last weekend but lost against Ausburg midweek in the second round of the DFB-Pokal.

Their fluctuating form has left them squarely in mid-table in 10th place, only two places better off than a Gladbach side that has now lost four of their last five games in the Bundesliga.

Freiburg clearly dominated the run of play in the first half but could not find the decisive pass inside the area.

They finally broke through nine minutes after the break for their first goal from a set-piece this season.

Ivica Banovic’s corner from the left-hand side found Idrissou who hammered home a header from six yards for his fourth goal of the season.

At the other end, Simon Pouplin made a fine stop on a counter-attack by Karim Matmour four minutes later as Gladbach woke up offensively.

But it was Freiburg who scored again to make it 2-0 in the 72nd minute. A clearance attempt by the Gladbach defence landed right at the feet of a charging Abdessadki and the Moroccan unleashed a perfectly-placed blast from 25 yards just inside the left post.

Schuster put all doubts to bed eight minutes later, making it 3-0 as his shot from the edge of the area was deflected over Gladbach keeper Logan Bailly and in.

And Banovic nearly made it 4-0 with eight minutes left but his left footer went just over the crossbar.


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