2-2 draw in Freiburg
05.02.2012, 17:44:37 Uhr
Head coach Thomas Schaaf made just one change to his starting line-up with new acquisition Zlatko Junuzovic coming in for the suspended Philipp Bargfrede. Freiburg were the better team to start the game with Michael Lumb's left footer going off the left post after 24 minutes.
The Green-Whites grabbed the lead 1-0 in the 29th minute with Junuzovic collecting a pass from Pizarro and passing back to the Peruvian, who side-volleyed off Freiburg keeper Oliver Baumann and in. Freiburg equalised 1-1 in the 32nd minute on a set piece with Makiadi heading in Lumb's corner from the right side from three yards out. The teams went into the changing rooms deadlocked 1-1.
Pizarro strikes again
Bremen reclaimed the lead in the 47th minute with Mehmet Ekici playing a through ball left of goal to Pizarro, who poked his shot just inside the far right post for his 15th goal of the season and a 2-1 lead. The Green-Whites nearly made it 3-1 in the 53rd minute but Markus Rosenberg's blast went off the right post.
Schmid equalises for Freiburg
Freiburg evened the game a second time after 70 minutes with Schmid blasting a ball right of goal which Wiese blocked but only off the near right post and in to make it 2-2. Schaaf, who swapped Ekici for Marin Marin in the 63rd minute, made another change after 76 minutes with Lukas Schmitz replacing Tom Trybull. But neither side could score again, splitting the spoils.