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The first round of the DFB Cup is always good for one or the other surprise. The biggest one this year so far is the unexpected departure of defending champion Eintracht Frankfurt, who did not look good against regional league SSV Ulm. Also Bundesliga SC Freiburg still threatens this fate, because on Monday (08/20/2018) it is against third division Energie Cottbus. An advantage of the Lusatians is certainly that they should have already found their rhythm after four third division match, while the Breisgauer are facing the first competitive game of the new season. Of the bookmakers, the Bundesliga is quite clearly favored. However.
Energie Cottbus dominated in the last season almost unchallenged the Regionalliga Nordost and rose after the playoffs against SC Weiche Flensburg 08 (A 3: 2, H 0: 0) absolutely deserved in the 3rd league. The promotion squad could hold the Lausitzer largely together. Only top scorer Mamba is still a vacant personality, because the striker is much sought after. Replacement was already brought in person by Beyazit and Stanese. In the preparation tested the team of head coach Wollitz next to some unterklassigen teams against two high-carats. While Dukla Prague still succeeded in a 2-0 win, was against the 1. FC Magdeburg to get anything (1: 3).
The start of the season for the Lausitzer can be described as successful. After all, seven points are already in the table after the fourth matchday. After the second matchday, the Wollitz-Elf even stood at the top of the podium. The Cottbusern previously received two sovereign victories against the ambitious teams from Rostock (3: 0) and Wiesbaden (2: 0).
Against SpVgg Unterhaching it was only enough for a 2-2 draw, with the Lusatians in the last five minutes delivered a true energy performance and could compensate for a two-goal deficit. Against the Würzburger kickers, however, the Cottbus were largely chance and lost with 1: 3. Mamba scored the consolation goal in the closing stages, having already scored three goals.
In contrast to Energie Cottbus the SC Freiburg fought in the last season to the end of the league and made this actually only on the 34th match day with a 2-0 victory over FC Augsburg. All this might not have mattered to chief coach Christian Streich in the end, after all, he has been doing little miracles with the sports club for a very long time and is regularly fighting against relegation. This is mainly due to the fact that his best go outboard and at the season opener, a new powerful team must be put together. This year, the reinforcements are quite prominent and not unknown. Luca Waldschmidt (HSV), Jerome Gondorf (Werder Bremen), Philipp Lienhart (Real Madrid B) and Dominique Heintz (1st FC Cologne) should be known to most fans.
The preparation for the sports club started early and the first test matches already took place at the beginning of July. Initially, this was without exception against senior and regional alligators, which was very well reflected in the results. In the first five games – none of which was lost – the Freiburg scored eight goals on average. Also against Swansea City followed at the end of July still a clear 3-0 victory, before Racing Straßbourg (2: 3), the first Testspielpleite had to be dealt. A week ago, it was against Real Sociedad. After an early deficit Nils Petersen – with fifteen goals and a template of the second best top scorer of the last season – equaled to 1: 1-final.
Energie Cottbus vs Freiburg head to head matches
26.10.10 POK Energie Cottbus Freiburg 2 : 1
31.03.06 2BUN Energie Cottbus Freiburg 2 : 1
30.10.05 2BUN Freiburg Energie Cottbus 4 : 1
30.03.02 BUN Energie Cottbus Freiburg 2 : 0
03.11.01 BUN Freiburg Energie Cottbus 3 : 1