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April 21, 2011 2:30 PM EDT
MAGE SOLAR Stadion — Freiburg im Breisgau
Referee:‬ M. Wingenbach‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎

Bundesliga preview: Freiburg - Hannover

Goal.com looks ahead to the first fixture of round 31, with Steve Cherundolo and Hannover in action on Thursday due to the Easter break

By Gary Niblock

Bundesliga: Hannover 96 - Mainz 05, Didier Ya Konan(Getty Images)
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Freiburg: Baumann; Mujdza, Barth, Toprak, Butscher; Schuster; Caligiuri, Makiadi, Putsila, Jendrisek; Cisse

Hannover: Zieler; Cherundolo, Haggui, Pogatetz, Schulz; Schmiedebach, Stindl, Stoppelkamp, Rausch; Schlaudraff, Abdellaoue

  • Freiburg has only ever managed to triumph once against Hannover in seven attempts - beating it 4-1 back in April 2004.
  • Should Papiss Demba Cisse manage to overhaul Mario Gomez to become the Bundesliga's leading goalscorer this season, he would be the first player in Freiburg's history to do so.
  • In contrast to this season, Freiburg was the only team last season against which Hannover did the home and away double.
  • Hannover coach Mirko Slomka is the only current coach in the top flight to have won more than half of his league games in charge.
  • The club has won every game (eleven) this season in which Ivorian striker Didier Ya Konan has found the back of the net. Ya Konan scored in the reverse fixture between the sides.
  • In its seven previous meetings with Freiburg, Hannover has failed to score only once - in a scoreless draw in February 2005 and captain Steven Cherundolo has been on the field in all seven.


November 27, 2010: Hannover 3-0 Freiburg

The home side took the lead after just fifteen minutes when Didier Ya Konan squared the ball to Jan Schlaudraff, who slotted home into the bottom corner for his first goal of the season. Die Roten extended their lead after the break when Schlaudraff repaid the compliment, breaking through the visitors' offside trap before allowing Ya Konan to stroke the ball home into the empty net. Mike Hanke, now of Borussia Monchengladbach, added the third late on with a low shot under Oliver Baumann, to give Mirko Slomka's men their best start in Bundesliga history.

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Team News
Available Squads
1Oliver BaumannGoalkeeper
17Heiko ButscherDefender
21Ömer ToprakDefender
2Pavel KrmasDefender
24Mensur MujdzaDefender
6Cedrick MakiadiMidfielder
23Julian SchusterMidfielder
-Anton PutsilaMidfielder
10Maximilian NicuMidfielder
7Daniel CaligiuriMidfielder
9Papiss CisséStriker
27Stefan ReisingerStriker
7Jan RosenthalMidfielder
11Jonathan JägerMidfielder
26Manuel SalzGoalkeeper
18Erik JendrisekStriker
28Daniel WilliamsDefender
19Kisho YanoStriker
1Ron-Robert ZielerGoalkeeper
19Christian SchulzDefender
2Emanuel PogatetzDefender
5Karim HagguiDefender
6Steven CherundoloDefender
34Konstantin RauschMidfielder
8Altin LalaMidfielder
8Manuel SchmiedebachMidfielder
28Lars StindlMidfielder
25Mohammed AbdellaoueStriker
13Jan SchlaudraffStriker
35Florian FromlowitzGoalkeeper
23Sofian ChahedMidfielder
22Mario EggimannDefender
15Constant DjakpaDefender
17Moritz StoppelkampStriker
32Mikael ForssellStriker
Players to Watch
Jan Rosenthal
Jan Rosenthal
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
18 2 1 0
Emanuel Pogatetz
Emanuel Pogatetz
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 2
Games Goals YC RC
23 1 8 1
Probable Lineups
Oliver Baumann 1
Heiko Butscher 17
Ömer Toprak 21
Pavel Krmas 2
Mensur Mujdza 24
Cedrick Makiadi 6
Julian Schuster 23
Anton Putsila 0
Maximilian Nicu 10
Daniel Caligiuri 7
Papiss Cissé 9
Ron-Robert Zieler 1
Christian Schulz 19
Emanuel Pogatetz 2
Karim Haggui 5
Steven Cherundolo 6
Konstantin Rausch 34
Altin Lala 8
Manuel Schmiedebach 8
Lars Stindl 28
Mohammed Abdellaoue 25
Jan Schlaudraff 13
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Marco Reus Marco Reus
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