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One class better: SC Freiburg celebrates against Backa Topola

As of: November 9th, 2023 10:52 p.m

In the fourth group game of the Europa League, SC Freiburg won against Serbian club TSC Backa Topola. The youngsters from Breisgau were particularly convincing.

In front of their home crowd, SC Freiburg won 5-0 (1-0) against TSC Backa Topola. Merlin Röhl gave Breisgauer the lead in the 24th minute. Maximilian Eggestein increased the score to 2-0 after just under an hour (56th). Noah Weißhaupt, Junior Adamu and Ritsu Dōan made the final score 5-0 with their goals in the 69th, 80th and 90th +2 minutes. Thanks to the third win in the fourth game, Freiburg has nine points and is second in the table, level on points with West Ham United, who won the parallel game against Olympiacos Piraeus.

Merlin Röhl shoots Freiburg into the lead

After the shaky start at 3:1 win in the first legl The sports club got off to a good start in the second leg in Freiburg. In front of over 30,000 spectators in the Europa-Park Stadium, the Breisgauer team had a great chance to take the lead through Lucas Höler after just four minutes. But the striker failed with his shot from close range to keeper Veljko Ilic, who narrowed the angle decisively. But the sports club continued to put pressure on the third-place team in the Serbian league and gained control of the game right from the start.

Freiburg was very energetic in counter-pressing against deep-lying guests and repeatedly forced Backa Topola to make mistakes. In the 24th minute, the SC rewarded itself for its great effort and took a 1-0 lead through Röhl: Initially, the Serbs were able to block Eggestein’s shot, but the rebound landed directly at Röhl, who shot from the penalty spot and his first Scored goal of the season.

Freiburg misses numerous chances to score

The Breisgauer continued to play boldly forward and didn’t give Backa Topola any time to breathe. Just a minute after the opening goal, Höler realized that the opposing goalkeeper was too far in front of the goal, but his shot from 16 meters failed. In the 38th minute it was Röhl who made it 2-0. But his powerful shot from close range hit the post. In stoppage time, Höler and Kiliann Sildillia missed again from close range after a cross from Weißhaupt. So the narrow but well-deserved 1-0 lead remained at half-time.

Maximilian Eggestein opens the scoring spectacle in the second half

Even after the break, the Streich team remained in control and was once again threatened by Röhl: the U21 national player crossed from the corner flag into the middle from a tight angle. His clipped ball almost turned into a shot on goal and hit the side netting of the near post (48th). In return, SC keeper Noah Atubolu was called upon for the first time, but was able to parry Sasa Jovanovic’s shot from the center.

After the guests were able to provide some relief in the first few minutes of the second half, the Breisgauer team picked up the pace again. With success: After a nice one-two with Vincenzo Grifo, Eggestein casually scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 (56th). In the 69th minute, Weißhaupt played a nice solo on the left wing, went around his opponent and hit the far corner with his inside instep – 3-0 for Freiburg. After a missed chance by Michael Gregoritsch (77′), substitutes Junior Adamu and Ritsu Dōan made the final score 5-0 (80’/90’+2).

The Europa League continues for SC Freiburg on November 30th. After 3-2 win in the first leg The Streich team will then welcome Olympiakos Piraeus at 6:45 p.m. in the Europa-Park Stadium for the second leg. The Breisgauer team continues in the Bundesliga on Sunday (7:30 p.m.) at RB Leipzig.

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