Freiburg 2-0 Cologne: Breisgau Brazilians saunter to home success

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On Sunday, FC Köln suffered an away defeat to SC Freiburg at Europa-Park-Stadion. Freiburg were keen to hang onto their position at the top of the table and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games against Schalke away and Werder Bremen at home, by 2-0 and 2-0 respectively. Cologne, meanwhile, had managed to pick up a point in their matchup with Hoffenheim. Freiburg and Cologne currently occupy 2nd and 12th spots in the league, with 27 points and 17 points respectively after 13 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Freiburg certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, when Woo-yeong Jeong found the net in the 53rd minute. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Michael Gregoritsch, 64 minutes in to make it 2-0.

Substitutions for Freiburg included Lucas Holer, Kevin Schade, Roland Sallai, Nils Petersen and Yannik Keitel for Michael Gregoritsch, Woo-yeong Jeong, Vincenzo Grifo, Ritsu Doan and Maximilian Eggestein, respectively. Cologne brought on Sargis Adamyan, Kingsley Schindler, Denis Huseinbasic, Jan Thielmann and Mathias Olesen, to replace Steffen Tigges, Florian Kainz, Ondrej Duda, Linton Maina and Eric Martel.

The referee booked one player from Cologne, Kingsley Schindler.

Freiburg will next play RB Leipzig away, with Cologne facing Bayer Leverkusen at home.

Technical card:
SC Freiburg:Mark Flekken, Lukas Kubler, Philipp Lienhart, Matthias Ginter, Christian Gunter, Ritsu Doan (Nils Petersen, min.90), Maximilian Eggestein (Yannik Keitel, min.90), Nicolas Hofler, Woo-yeong Jeong (Kevin Schade, min.82), Vincenzo Grifo (Roland Sallai, min.90) and Michael Gregoritsch (Lucas Holer, min.82)
FC Köln:Marvin Schwabe, Benno Erik Schmitz, Nikola Soldo, Luca Kilian, Kristian Pedersen, Linton Maina (Jan Thielmann, min.72), Ondrej Duda (Denis Huseinbasic, min.72), Ellyes Skhiri, Eric Martel (Mathias Olesen, min.90), Florian Kainz (Kingsley Schindler, min.71) and Steffen Tigges (Sargis Adamyan, min.62)
Goals:Woo-yeong Jeong (1-0, min. 53) and Michael Gregoritsch (2-0, min. 64)