Freiburg survive scare to beat Osnabrück in shootout
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
3. Liga outfit VfL Osnabrück nearly pulled off a major upset in the DFB-Pokal as they took Freiburg to penalties.
|Freiburg coach Christian Streich.|
It looked like Christian Streich's troops would go through via a narrow 1-0 win, but Lukas Gugganig's scored in the eleventh hour to cancel out Vincenzo Grifo's first-half opener and send the game into extra time.
The hosts then made it 2-1 through Sebastian Klaas with 108 minutes played, but failed to hold on to their lead after Ba-Muaka Simakala was sent off as Keven Schlotterbeck kept Freiburg alive with a goal in the 120th minute.
Freiburg ultimately prevailed in the following shootout, winning 3-2 on penalties after Andrew Wooten missed the final kick for Osnabrück.
There was no holding back @scfreiburg after Benjamin Uphoff sent them through to the next round with this save 🥳#DFBPokal #OSNSCF pic.twitter.com/e5DqA8z8tw— The DFB-Pokal (@DFBPokal_EN) October 26, 2021
Hertha BSC, Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig, 1860 München, Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV and Mainz also booked their ticket to the next round yesterday.