Still in the fight for the top 4: Freiburg beat Wolfsburg 0:2

The 33rd and penultimate round in the Bundesliga opened tonight (Friday) with the impressive victory of Freiburg over Wolfsburg, and will reach its climax on Saturday with a top-of-the-line battle between Bayern Munich and RB. Leipzig.

sweet revenge. Gunter and the Freiburg players celebrate | Imagebank GettyImages

Freiburg – Wolfsburg 0:2

The 6-0 defeat at the Volkswagen Arena in the first round of the season was Freiburg’s heaviest defeat in Christian Streich’s 11 years as coach, but at home they have not lost to Wolfsburg in four straight games, and to maintain a chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season, Freiburg knew they Need three points against the greens. For 70 minutes it looked like it was headed for a draw, but in the 71st minute Christian Gunter kicked a ball from the edge of the Wolfsburg box that hit a defender and went into the Castilles net. 4 minutes later it was already the host’s second when Nils Pettersen enjoyed a pass from Roland Slay and scored Freiburg’s 0:2 on the way to stick with Union Berlin in the fourth place leading to the Champions League, when the dismissal of Nicolas Hoeffler (90+3) did not cloud the victory either. Wolfsburg moved away from the ticket to the Conference League with this loss, with Bayer Leverkusen able to run away from them and open a three-point gap later in the cycle.

Started in the lineup, but couldn’t find the net. Dabur | Imagebank GettyImages, Christian Kaspar-Bartke

Hoffenheim – Union Berlin (Saturday, 16:30, Sport3)

Only four years after being promoted to the first division, Union Berlin is on the verge of a historic promotion to the Champions League and you can guarantee it already on Saturday if Freiburg do not win the night before. Less encouraging for her is the fact that all seven of her losses this season have come outside. Mons Davor, who celebrated his 31st birthday this week, will be happy to mark the occasion with his first goal since February 4, to bring Hoffenheim closer to being saved from relegation to the minor league for the first time in its history.

Bayern Munich players thank the crowd
Bayern Munich players thank the crowd | Reuters

Bayern Munich – R.B. Leipzig (19:30, Sport2)

Knowing that second-placed Dortmund are breathing down their necks and only one point away, the leaders are bracing themselves for a tough home game, in which a win could secure them the championship if Dortmund do not beat Augsburg on Sunday, and on the way complete an entire season without losing at home for the 14th time in Bayern Munich’s history. On the other hand, a first loss at Allianz Arena this season will give the opponent in the championship race an opportunity to return to the top for the final round. Of course, the match is also extremely important for the host, as three points will finally guarantee her participation in the Champions League next season.

More games on Saturday:

Hertha Berlin – Bochum (16:30)
Schalke – Frankfurt (16:30)
Werder Bremen – Cologne (16:30)

Sunday in the Bundesliga:

Mainz – Stuttgart (16:30)
Augsburg – Dortmund (18:30)
Leverkusen – Mönchengladbach (20:30)