The match between FC Freiburg and Hamburg ended in a goalless draw this Saturday. This also means that I lost the bet I made on Hamburg’s victory.
The Red Shorts had to play without the central defender Michael Mancienne, with Paul Scharner coming in. The Austrian was on thin ice after following a tenth-minute booking. He was back in the dressing room in 15 minutes, after receiving a second yellow card.
Until Scharner was sent off, it was Hamburg who seemed the most likely to break the deadlock, with Artjom Rudnevs wasting the chance of the half following a blunder from Pavel Krmaš and Rafael van der Vaart from Frieburg. The chances of Maximilian Beister to possess the ball were simply destroyed after Scharner was sent off. After that, Fink chose to bring Jeffrey Bruma for a defensive reinforcement.
After the player was practically eliminated from the game, Hamburg remained under the cosh, with Daniel Caligiuri trying hard to find the bottom corner of Rene Adler’s goal.
All in all, the match between Hamburg and SC Freiburg was full of dramatic moments, which have eventually leaded to a relatively unexpected result. Apart from that, Fink’s players have built an admirable defense.
Result: -10 units, bet lost