COMMENTATOR: Just the one win in the league so far for Freiburg this season, as Mainz visited the Black Forest looking for a first away win since February in the top flight. Freiburg came into the weekend having conceded 24 goals already, the worst record in the league.
And early on they gifted Levin Oztunali a chance to strike. He wasn't far away at all. It was a nervy affair in the first half for Freiburg, looking to end a run of three straight Bundesliga defeats-- Julian Schuster's free kick, the closest they came.
Having struggled for goals this season, how Freiburg could do with Florian Niederlechner, their leading scorer from last season-- a long term knee injury keeping him on the sidelines.
The game came into life in the second half, in particular when Danny Latza's back pass was seized upon by Nils Petersen. The man who scored the winner in this fixture last season, finding the net for the second time this campaign, and the first goal for Peterson since April when starting for Freiburg.
Then came a pivotal moment in the match. Freiburg thought they should have had a free kick after a challenge on Terrazzino. The referee playing on, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin tried his luck from inside his own half. Off the bar before Schwolow denied Kodro from right in front. An incredible passage of play-- very nearly one of the goals of the season-- Kodro should really have found the net.
Florian Kath was brought on with three minutes remaining, and having been played in, showed great composure to seal the points. Just a second win in the Bundesliga this season for Freiburg assured.
Mainz continue to struggle away from home. 12 without a win now, despite Emil Berggreen's first goal for the club after a prolonged spell out with injury in stoppage time. Freiburg were able to hold on for an important win.