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Bundesliga: Union Berlin defeats Bremen and is second


Frankfurt or Fribourg? Both had chances for second place - but in the end Union Berlin laughed. Bayer celebrated their fifth Bundesliga win in a row. The video referee was the focus in many places.

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Union goal scorer Janik Haberer


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A top duel in the Bundesliga took place in Frankfurt am Main: Eintracht and Freiburg wanted to take advantage of Bayern's blunder and move closer to Munich.

The hosts were initially weaker, but scored the first goal.

Just before the break, Randal hit Kolo Muani from 16 yards out on the bottom right (42').

Freiburg, who had lost 6-0 to Wolfsburg the previous week, quickly equalized after the break, Matthias Ginter heading in (47').

Leverkusen remains in form: Bayer celebrated their fifth Bundesliga win in a row against Bochum, who are in danger of being relegated.

The first goal came early in the game, Keven Schlotterbeck stepped on Moussa Diaby's foot in the penalty area, but the penalty was awarded after video evidence.

Edmond Tapsoba stepped up and converted safely (8th).

There was also a quick goal after the break – Adam Hložek raised for Bayer (53').

Duel in midfield: Augsburg were already celebrating in the first half because Dion Drena Beljo scored what they thought was the opening goal (36').

But the goal was taken back after viewing the video images: Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, who had disturbed Gladbach keeper Jonas Omlin and thus made the chance possible, was probably offside when he did it.

Augsburg was able to celebrate in the second half after all, Mergim Berisha scored the volley with the outside of his foot to make it 1-0 (82nd).

After the embarrassing 7-1 debacle against Cologne at the weekend, Werder wanted to do better.

And it started well: Amos Pieper headed in after a free-kick from Marvin Ducksch (14'), but the celebration didn't last long.

Just four minutes later, Union equalized through Janik Haberer - he had intercepted a failed back pass from Pieper and scored to make it 1-1.

Union had scored the supposed lead after a bad pass from Werder keeper Jiri Pavlenka (42nd), but the video evidence showed: Kevin Behrens had been hit in the hand by Pavlenka - the goal was withdrawn.

Shortly after half-time it was Behrens who headed the Union lead (46').


Source: spiegel

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