Europa League: Freiburg wins 3-0 in Piraeus

Dhe SC Freiburg kept a cool head in the cauldron and took another step towards the knockout phase of the Europe League did. The Bundesliga soccer club won 3-0 (2-0) at Olympiacos Piraeus after a clarified performance on Thursday and is in Group G with the maximum haul of six points after two matchdays.

Nicolas Höfler (5th minute) and double goal scorer Michael Gregorych (25′, 53′) scored for the clearly superior Baden side, who had won 2-1 against Azerbaijan’s champions Karabakh Agdam at the start of the group stage. Greece’s record champion Olympiakos is still at zero points.

After half an hour the game was in Piraeus was briefly interrupted by referee Matej Jug from Slovenia because firecrackers had been thrown onto the pitch from the ranks. Just before kick-off, Olympiacos fans set off pyrotechnics in the stands.

Freiburg missed the expected charged atmosphere in the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium but early on. Höfler headed a free kick from Vincenzo Grifo from the right half field into the bottom left corner. The Badeners quickly took the lead against Agdam – and once again they completely dominated the first half. A shot from Gregoritsch touched the right outside post (13′), another from Daniel-Kofi Kyereh was no problem for Piraeus keeper Tomas Vaclik.

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