Lindstrom strike sinks Freiburg as Cologne hold Mainz

Danish rising star Jesper Lindstrom picked up his first Bundesliga goal on Sunday as Eintracht Frankfurt pulled extra away from the relegation wrestle with a 2-0 win at Freiburg.

Lindstrom, 21, struck midway by the use of the first half to ship Frankfurt on their answer to a much-needed third win of the season and put the brakes on Freiburg’s wise start to the advertising and marketing marketing campaign.

“Jesper stays to be youthful and the Bundesliga is a lot extra sturdy than the Danish league, so he needs some time to get used to it, nonetheless he confirmed instantly that he is an incredible footballer” Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp instructed broadcaster DAZN.

The win sees Frankfurt, who’ve struggled beneath new coach Oliver Glasner this season, switch 5 elements away from the underside three.

Having remained unbeaten for the first 10 video video games of the advertising and marketing marketing campaign, high-flying Freiburg are nonetheless in third no matter dropping every of their closing two video video games.

Frankfurt took the lead on 34 minutes, Lindstrom opening his German league account with a poacher’s finish.

After unsettling the Freiburg backline with a darting run into the sphere, Lindstrom pounced on a free ball throughout the area and prodded it into the underside nook.

Filip Kostic doubled the lead with a flukish free-kick merely sooner than half-time, his cross from deep missing all people throughout the discipline and bouncing contained within the near publish.

Freiburg hit the publish and had a penalty attraction waved away in an entertaining second half, nonetheless have been unable to hold onto their nine-game unbeaten run at dwelling.

Their first dwelling defeat of the season was moreover their first of their new stadium, which opened closing month.

– Tempers flare in Mainz –

In Sunday’s completely different sport, Cologne bought right here from behind to secure a 1-1 draw away to Mainz, no matter dropping in-form French striker Anthony Modeste to wreck throughout the first half.

Jonathan Burkardt put Mainz ahead in the direction of the run of play with a cool reduce inside and finish shortly sooner than half-time.

Cologne suffered one different setback minutes later as Modeste was helped off the pitch clutching his hip in ache after a collision with Mainz’s Stefan Bell.

Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart said after the game that he didn’t assume it was a extreme injury.

“We’ll should see what it is, nonetheless I don’t assume he’s broken one thing. I really feel he’s merely going to be hurting for a few days,” he instructed DAZN.

The friends bounced once more early throughout the second half when defender Salih Ozcan headed in a Mark Uth free-kick to stage the scores and declare his first ever Bundesliga goal.

“We’ve been practising that set-piece switch for weeks now, so it was about time it labored,” said Ozcan.

Tempers flared on the touchline throughout the second half, with every coaches confirmed the yellow card after a heated argument between the two dugouts.

“Emotions are part of the game,” said Baumgart.


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