On the home stretch, Bayer has Leverkusen shown no nerves and competently saved as "Vizekusen" the direct qualification for the Champions League.
Freiburg (SID) - on the home stretch has Bayer Leverkusen shown no nerves and as "Vizekusen" the direct qualification for the Champions League confidently secured: the team of coach of Jupp Heynckes successfully defended the second mode by the 1-0 (1-0) SC Freiburg and had no chance chasers Bayern Munich in the remote duel. For the Rhinelander it is the fifth Vice Championship after 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2002.
An own goal from Cedric Makiadi (45.) sealed the eleventh win of the Bayer Elf, which certainly has an entry fee of €7.2 million by their direct entry into the premier class. Heynckes, who switches from Leverkusen to Munich was by the winner to the loser. Contrary to Freiburg's coach Robin Dutt benefited from the defeat of his team: the 46 sitting in the next season with Bayer on the bench.
After a damaged beginning, Leverkusen was faster in the total level low game. Above all, Eren Derdiyok, who was preferred to Stefan Kiessling, provided as only top of score for risk. First, the Swiss with a shot from 10 meters (2.) missed the gate. Nine minutes later, Derdiyok was at Freiburg's keeper Oliver Baumann. The goalkeeper saved his team little later again from behind, as he polished a header by Hanno Balitsch minutes (21.).
Heynckes had just changed his team to a 1-1 against Hamburger SV on five positions a week ago. Among other things, as the offensively-oriented Michael Ballack in the first eleven, but put only a few accents behind the tips. For this, including midfielder of Simon Rolfes on the bench, which again was nominated Thursday by national coach Joachim Low for the first time after more than one and a half years for the national team had to.
After three defeats in the previous four games, the Freiburger, who had to give up the changing after Leverkusen Defender Omer Toprak (lock), remained mostly harmless in the first half. Only Makiadi tested guest goalkeeper Rene Adler (37.). Midfielder Makiadi was shortly before the change, which drew Balitsch after a corner shot unhappy in own goal.
After the break the level before 24,000 spectators not significantly improved. The guests showed some nice ball stafetten verpufften but mostly ineffective. However, the direct train to the port lacked the Brisgavi further.