Freiburg 2 – Dortmund 1- Breisgau Brazilians celebrate win at the Schwarzwald-Stadion

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SC Freiburg strolled past Borussia Dortmund with a 2-1 win on Saturday at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. Freiburg wanted to continue adding points after a scoreless draw against Arminia Bielefeld in their previous match. Dortmund had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 5-2 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt. After today’s result, Freiburg are in 1st place, with 4 points from 2 matches, while Dortmund sit in 4th, with 3 points from 2.

Freiburg started strongly in the first half, thanks to Vincenzo Grifo finding the net after only 6 minutes, seeing out the first half 1-0.

Breisgau Brazilians started the second half with an intensified spirit, with Roland Sallai finding the net, at 53 minutes. Die Borussen in turn, then responded, at 59 minutes increasing their lead with an effort from Yannik Keitel, leaving the final score at 2-1.

For Freiburg, Ermedin Demirovic, Janik Haberer, Kevin Schade, Lukas Kubler and Maximilian Eggestein, came on for Lucas Holer, Woo-yeong Jeong, Roland Sallai, Vincenzo Grifo and Yannik Keitel. Dortmund brought on Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Brandt, Youssoufa Moukoko, Emre Can and Mats Hummels, to replace Nico Schulz, Giovanni Reyna, Donyell Malen, Felix Passlack and Axel Witsel.

There were bookings for Ermedin Demirovic from Freiburg. For Dortmund, Donyell Malen, Mahmoud Dahoud, Manuel Akanji and Raphael Guerreiro saw yellow.

Freiburg will next play Stuttgart away, with Dortmund facing Hoffenheim at home.

Technical card:
SC Freiburg: Gregor Kobel, Felix Passlack, Axel Witsel, Manuel Akanji, Nico Schulz, Giovanni Reyna, Jude Bellingham, Mahmoud Dahoud, Erling Haaland, Donyell Malen and Marco Reus
Borussia Dortmund: Mark Flekken, Jonathan Schmid, Philipp Lienhart, Nico Schlotterbeck, Christian Gunter, Roland Sallai, Nicolas Hofler, Yannik Keitel, Vincenzo Grifo, Lucas Holer and Woo-yeong Jeong
Stadium: the Schwarzwald-Stadion
Goals: Vincenzo Grifo (1-0, min. 6), Roland Sallai (2-0, min. 53) and Yannik Keitel (2-1, min. 59)