Bayer Leverkusen – SC Freiburg 2: 1: SCF misses the Champions League – emotional Völler

Rudi Völler was adopted by Bayer emotionally. Meanwhile, SC Freiburg missed the Champions League through the 1: 2 (0: 0) in Leverkusen.

Christian Streich buried his hands in his pockets after the final whistle and discussed with the referees. He raised his hands almost rabbit. The dream of the Champions League had burst for the coach of SC Freiburg, because the Breisgauer lost 1-2 (0-0) at Bayer Leverkusen on the last matchday and play in the Europa League in the coming season.

The counter-program was on the side of the Leverkuseners, where sports managing director was adopted with a standing ovation of the fans after the final whistle. The victory against the Freiburg rounded off the good season, the qualification for the Champions League was the right farewell gift for Völler. Even his world championship colleague from 1990, Lothar Matthäus, had joined the red “Thank you Rudi” t-shirt, which the factory club had distributed.

The 62-year-old leaves the operational business for the new season and changes as a member of the Rhineländer shareholder committee. The world champion in 1990 and crowd favorite has been the face of the factory club since 1994 – with a longer interruption because of his DFB team boss.

“Today is the day when I would like to thank you all. Everyone who has supported our wonderful club and thus also in recent years,” said Völler shortly before kick -off via microphone in the direction of the fans.

The spectators then tuned the classic “There is only a ‘Rudi Völler”. To Völler’s sayings on the banners in the Leverkusen north curve included: “In the end, rules are there to be broken”, “As far as my hairstyle is concerned, I am a realist,” tell your toilet glasses “.

SC Freiburg wakes up too late

Meanwhile, there was disillusionment near Freiburg. “It was an unfortunate result,” said Nicolas Höfler at Sky, “we still played an extremely successful season. Too bad that we lost the last games and lost two table positions.”

After its dress rehearsal for the DFB Cup final, the sports club took sixth place and solved the Europa League ticket for the second time. The SC would have won the game for the royal class qualification and would have had to hope for a defeat of the Leipzig people at Arminia Bielefeld.

Revanchions for the lost remote duel can take the string team on a large stage next Saturday (8:00 p.m.): In Berlin, the Breisgauer and the Saxons are fighting for the greatest triumph of their respective club history in the DFB Cup final.

Lucas Alario (54th) and Exequiel Palacios (90.+7) scored the gates of the hosts in the sold -out Bayarena, which thus prepared the hoped -for farewell gift.

The 62-year-old experienced his last game as a sports director of the Leverkusener, and he changes to the Rhineländer shareholders’ committee for the new season. Janik Haberer (88th) had achieved the interim equalization of the guests in the final phase.

The former DFB team boss Völler was already emotional before the game by the Leverkusen Appendix with a choreo. The fans presented a selection of Völler’s best sayings behind the lettering “Thank you Rudi”. In the end, Völler even climbed onto the fence and personally addressed his words to the fans.


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Bayer Leverkusen – SC Freiburg: The voices

Gerardo Seoane (coach Bayer Leverkusen): “Compliment to the team for the development this year. With the fantastic goal of Palacios, I like to go home, that was a wonderful degree – also for Rudi Völler. all of Germany for him. That was a worthy conclusion for Rudi. “

Christian Streich (Trainer SC Freiburg): “We weren’t clean enough in our actions. The 1-0 from Bielefeld gave energy again. The team fought back. Big names are behind us, compliment to the team. She gave everything and played very constant. “

Bayer Leverkusen – SC Freiburg: The data about the game

Leverkusen: Lunew – Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba, Sinkgraven (67th Bakker) – Baumgartlinger (60th Aranguiz), Palacios – Paulinho (84. Hincapie), Diaby – Schick (83. Azmoun), Alario (60. Andrich). – Trainer: Seoane

Bayer Leverkusen vs SC Freiburg 2-1 | All Goals & Highlights | Bundesliga 2021/22
Freiburg: Flekken – Kübler (60th Sildillia), Lienhart, Nico Schlotterbeck, Günter – Maximilian Eggestein (69th Haberer), Höfler – Sallai (79. Schmid), Grifo – Jeong (69. Petersen), Höler ( 79. Demirovic). – Trainer: Streich

Referee: Sven Jablonski (Bremen)

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Tore: 1: 0 Alario (54.), 1: 1 Haberer (88.), 2: 1 Palacios (90.+7)