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May 18, 2013 7:00 PM IST
MAGE SOLAR Stadion — Freiburg im Breisgau
Referee:‬ F. Brych‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎
 
 
Julian Schuster 57′ (OG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Freiburg 1-2 Schalke

Goal rates the talent on show at the Konigsblauen claimed a nervy win at the Mage Solar Stadion to seal Champions League football for next season

By Enis Koylu

  • Oliver Baumann
    0
    0
    3.00

    Oliver Baumann

    Made a couple of great saves, not least when he got down to toe a Huntelaar effort around the post and was generally solid. Could do little about either goal.

  • Mensur Mujdza
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mensur Mujdza

    Came into this game half-fit and it showed. He often had no answer to Draxler and was turned far too easily for the first goal.

  • Oliver Sorg
    0
    0
    3.00

    Oliver Sorg

    Was perhaps guilty of not getting down the left quickly enough on occasion but did well in the second half, keeping Farfan largely quiet and putting in a couple of crosses.

  • Matthias Ginter
    0
    0
    3.00

    Matthias Ginter

    The young defender, one late tackle in the second half aside, was in fine form, keeping Huntelaar shackled for the most part and leading the defence well.

  • Immanuel Höhn
    0
    0
    3.00

    Immanuel Höhn

    Was involved in the own goal but can count himself unlucky, as can Schuster. Was key in defending from set pieces and helped frustrate Huntelaar.

  • Cedrick Makiadi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Cedrick Makiadi

    The Congolese midfielder was a typically commanding presence in midfield, driving his team forward, but he had worryingly little cutting edge when it really mattered.

  • Jan Rosenthal
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jan Rosenthal

    Forced a great save from Hildebrand which led to the goal and set up a chance for Schuster with a cunning dummy in an accomplished performance.

  • Jonathan Schmid
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonathan Schmid

    Made the Freiburg goal to give his side hope, sprinting the length of the pitch and feeding a team-mate before the ball fell kindly to him to tap home.

  • Julian Schuster
    0
    0
    3.00

    Julian Schuster

    The skipper will go to bed tonight cursing his luck after scoring the decisive own goal but could do little about it. Otherwise, he was solid in midfield, attacking with intent and defending well.

  • Sebastian Kerk
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sebastian Kerk

    Was thrown it at the deep end, making his debut in one of his club's most important games ever, but acquitted himself well, making a few threatening runs and some tidy passes.

  • Max Kruse
    0
    1
    3.50

    Max Kruse Flop of the Match

    Was making his final appearance for SCF and did not disappoint with a threatening performance throughout, making several runs.

Substitutions

  • Vegar Eggen Hedenstad
    0
    0

    Vegar Eggen Hedenstad

    Given 20 minutes in Mujdza's stead.

  • Johannes Flum
    0
    0

    Johannes Flum

    The last throw of the dice with 13 to spare.

  • Ivan Santini
    0
    0

    Ivan Santini

    Replaced the youngster Kerk and put in one decent cross.

  • Timo Hildebrand
    0
    0
    3.00

    Timo Hildebrand

    Remained largely troubled through the first half, claiming a few crosses and gratefully gathering the ball after a toe from Matip.

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    0
    0
    3.00

    Benedikt Höwedes

    Was a rock at the back for his side throughout the first period, making a number of interceptions. Was quieter in the second half but kept things tight.

  • Atsuto Uchida
    0
    0
    3.00

    Atsuto Uchida

    Got forward well in support of Farfan but lost the ball in his own feel on one occasion when in the opposition box. Made a couple of great interceptions at the back too.

  • Joel Matip
    0
    1
    3.50

    Joel Matip

    Put in a typically accomplished performance, making some great blocks at the back and keeping Freiburg's attackers quiet.

  • Sead Kolasinac
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sead Kolasinac

    Had a fairly understated game, keeping things tidy at the back. He was often the man to hoist forward a clearance and made one great run into the Freiburg box.

  • Jermaine Jones
    0
    0
    3.50

    Jermaine Jones

    A typical Jones performance - busy at the back, making a number of interceptions and driving forward but should have done far better with a chance right at the end of the first half. Made amends by forcing the winner, though.

  • Jefferson Agustin Farfán
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jefferson Agustin Farfán

    Was a lively presence down the right but often failed to make the most of the position into which he got himself. His willingness to track back was refreshing.

  • Raffael
    0
    0
    3.00

    Raffael

    Had some bright moments when he went forward but was often lacking the composure to finish. Worked his socks off though and can certainly be happy with his efforts.

  • Julian Draxler
    3
    0
    4.00

    Julian Draxler Top of the Match

    Took his goal brilliantly, bending a beautiful shot into the far corner from the edge of the box. Was always the most dangerous player on his side and almost set up a second, only for Huntelaar to drive wide.

  • Roman Neustädter
    0
    0
    3.00

    Roman Neustädter

    Helped anchor things in midfield with Jones often the one to push forward. Made the right passes, kept his position well and got some tackles in - exactly what was required of him.

  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
    1
    0
    3.00

    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

    Perhaps should have done better on a couple of occasions here, not least when he drove a shot wide and glances a header off target. Worked hard, though and set up Draxler's goal.

Substitutions

  • Christian Fuchs
    0
    0

    Christian Fuchs

    Provided more of a defensive influence than Farfan, whom he replaced.

  • Marco Höger
    0
    0

    Marco Höger

    Came on to keep things tight.

  • Tranquillo Barnetta
    1
    0

    Tranquillo Barnetta

    Was on for a matter of seconds.

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