“Six goals – it was certainly fun for the spectators. It was a wild game,” said Freiburg’s goal scorer Luca Waldschmidt after the last equaliser after the national duel. “We experienced a game for the audience today. For the coaches, it might not have been how you imagine it all,” said VfB coach Tayfun Korkut, referring to the many mistakes on both sides.
Four insights from the final match of the 3rd matchday in the German Soccer League:
1. VfB Stuttgart can still score goals
The VfB supporters had waited 270 minutes before the kickoff in Freiburg for the first compulsory goal of the season, neither in the DFB Cup nor in the defeats in Mainz (0:1) and against FC Bayern (0:3) Stuttgart had scored a goal. Against Freiburg, there were three of them. One from Emiliano Insua, two from Mario Gomez.
VfB Stuttgart Club Management
- Wolfgang Dietrich, president since 9 October 2016
- Michael Reschke, Executive board representative for Sport
- Stefan Heim, Executive board representative for Finances, Administration and Operations
- Jochen Röttgermann, Executive board representative for Marketing and Distribution
2nd Mario Gomez has not lost his qualities for a long time
At the World Cup he had the chance to equalize against South Korea, against Mainz an opportunity to lead, but against FC Bayern not even a shot on goal. Gomez was unhappy this summer in competitive games. But Tayfun Korkut defended his attacker, referred to the training deficit after the World Cup and continued to rely on the 33-year-old veteran. He showed his abilities in Freiburg and hit with his foot and head. 3.
3. SC Freiburg plays well and is still without victory.
Freiburg was the better team against Frankfurt for a long time, in Hoffenheim the Breisgauer led – nevertheless there were two defeats in the league at the start of the season. Against VfB Stuttgart, Jerôme Gondorf took the lead after just 51 seconds, but again the goals were much too easy, complained coach Christian Streich. “You have to defend those (situations, note), otherwise you usually can’t even score a point,” he said on Sunday. “I’m satisfied, but in the end I’m not satisfied either.” Unibet Casino is full of fun great games and plenty of promotions access.
4th Jerôme Gondorf has already fully arrived at SC Freiburg
Werder Bremen’s newcomer played well in central midfield on the first two games, but this time coach Streich pulled him to his more traditional position outside – and Gondorf scored two goals. After 51 seconds, he refined the first counter by head, in the second half he scored the important 2-2 free-kick with a direct free-kick. “I can’t remember the last time we had a direct free kick in the Bundesliga,” said coach Streich. When asked whether he saw Gondorf more centrally or on the wing, Streich said, “Both”.