Freiburg tops Werder Bremen to move away from danger
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Freiburg pulled itself out of the danger zone by beating Werder Bremen 3-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Julian Schuster put Freiburg ahead in the 15th, Felix Klaus doubled the lead in the 53rd and six minutes later Admir Mehmedi made it 3-0, before Nils Petersen pulled one back for Bremen in the 70th.
Freiburg’s second consecutive victory lifted the team past Hamburger SV and Nuremberg into 14th place. Werder stayed 12th.
Freiburg has scored seven goals in its past two matches to bolster its hopes of avoiding relegation. Freiburg ended Werder’s five-match unbeaten run and can now secure one more season in the top tier since its next four matches are against four teams under it – Hamburger SV, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Eintracht Braunschweig.
Freiburg went ahead after Karim Guede barreled his way into the penalty box with the ball. Werder’s defense finally kicked it out but it fell kindly to Schuster, who slammed into the roof of the net with a volley.
Mehmedi set up Klaus for the second goal after a good run on the left and squaring the ball back for Klaus to drive into the net. Mehmedi then scored himself, after a deflected shot from Klaus came his way.
Petersen took advantage of a bad pass by Matthias Ginter that was intercepted by Aaron Hunt, who laid the ball for the substitute striker to drive home.