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Freiburg says goodbye in style to its old stadium

Freiburg beat Augsburg (3-0), remains undefeated and is fifth in the Bundesliga, all on a historic day as it was their last match at their historic Dreisamstadion stadium.

After 67 seasons and 360 Bundesliga games, since their promotion in 1993, in this old facility, Freiburg will play their next home game, on October 16, against Leipzig, at the new Europa-Park Stadion, with capacity for 35,000 spectators. .

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Freiburg had for years had an exemption to play at the Dreisamstadion, whose pitch was too short by Bundesliga standards and had a drop of almost one meter.

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Christian Streich of Freiburg stays with a megaphon inside the stand after the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and FC Augsburg at SC-Stadion on September 26, 2021 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst / Getty Images)

Freiburg coach Christian Streich stepped into the stands and addressed the fans as he bid farewell to the Dreisamstadion.

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At the end of the game, the players sat on the pitch while their coach Christian Streich, with tears in his eyes, climbed into the stands behind a goal with the supporters and, microphone in hand, addressed them some emotional words. Volker Finke, the manager who achieved promotion in 1993, witnessed the match.

The only undefeated next to Bayern

Freiburg had an unforgettable day as, in addition to saying goodbye to its emblematic stadium, Freiburg remains undefeated for the first time in its history after the first six days of the Bundesliga (three draws, three wins). It is the only team that has not lost a match with leaders Bayern Munich.

With 12 points, Freiburg is tied with Borussia Dortmund, four classified, four behind leaders Bayern Munich

Fast track triumph

The third win for Streich’s team, the Bundesliga’s longest-serving coach after being named in December 2011, was resolved in half an hour. Lukas Kubler opened the scoring in the 6th minute. Lucas Höler made it 2-0 in the 25th minute with a pumped shot.

And in the 32nd minute, a hand inside the area of ​​Raphael Ramberge was sanctioned with a penalty, which was transformed by Italian Vincenzo Grifo. It is the 999th and last goal of the Bundesliga scored at the Dreisamstadion. The second part had no history.

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