After beating SC Freiburg, Arminia Bielefeld soccer professionals can relax a bit at the weekend. Because after their first home win in the Bundesliga since mid-January, they can watch the competition perform in the table basement.
On Saturday afternoon, midfielder Arne Meyer announced their 1-0 (0-0) victory at the “Dazen” stadium. The first renewal training “Then relax and watch the German League at 3:30 PM”.
“If you play first, you can watch the other games in peace,” said his satisfied coach Frank Kramer. He sincerely stressed that Armenia must continue to work hard: “We must never lose our focus.”
With the win thanks to an own goal from Freiburg’s Baptist Santamaría (minute 68), Bielefeld is ahead of the table, at least for the time being in 14th place, after 1. FC Cologne, FSV Mainz 05 and Hertha Berlin. The Berlin players will play at home against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday and Mainz and Cologne will meet for the relegation battle on Sunday (6pm). Because of this constellation, Belfield will be at least in relegation after match day and will improve.
With six matches left this season and a relatively easy break for the program, the newly-promoted Eastphalian now enters the final race with self-confidence and confidence. “We just have to keep going,” said defender Joachim Nelson. Goalkeeper Stefan Ortega gave the way: “Maintain your humility, relax well, and work wisely.” Bielefeld’s next matches will be against Augsburg and Schalke 04.
Freiburg lost contact with the summit after “Gammel-Tor”.
On Friday evening, the hosts were the better team, especially in the second half. SC Eaten coach Christian Streich also spoke of a “deserved defeat” for his team. However, Bielefeld was very lucky with the goal of the day that fell after a corner kick: Santamaria fired Masaya Okogawa’s shot past his own team. SC striker Niels Petersen described the strike as a “fatal goal” in “Dazen” and Captain Christian Günter indicated that the team was “unlucky” at present. The sports club had to accept a similar goal in 1: 2 against Gladbach last weekend. Gunter said that the tenth on the schedule had to “fight to get out” of this situation.