On Sunday Freiburg visited Hamburg for the 1st round of the DFB Pokal, playing fifth league side Barmbek Uhlenhorst. I’m happy and not at all surprised to say that their visit to Hamburg went a lot better this time round. Five-nil was the final score, another four goals for Nils Petersen and one for Julian Schuster. I think I may take to calling Petersen, SC Petersen as the commentator called him. What was it the goalkeeper said, that Freiburg were a “friendly club” and “more beatable than Bayern.” Maybe Freiburg are, but Nils Petersen is not. It took him a little over the minute to get on the score sheet and to show the keeper who was boss. Eis-kalt Petersen, indeed.I realise I’m not being very friendly to the other team, if it weren’t for what their keeper said, I could be good humored about the whole affair, evidently their coach is a little less insufferable than his keeper, at least if the following picture is anything to go by. Apparently the goalkeeper works in security when he’s not playing football, I just hope he does a better job of guarding whatever he’s in charge of than he does his goal.
I didn’t get to see the whole match, I had to settle for just seeing the important parts, I may get a shot at seeing the whole thing, if my luck works out right. Still, they won and very convincingly so, I saw all the goals, that’s the main thing. Their next opponents are VfL Bochum when the league resumes this weekend. Interesting because Bochum scored five goals on Sunday too with Simon Torrode getting a hat-trick, putting him and Petersen in direct competition because they are taking into account league and Pokal goals, first and second top scorer.
The usual pictures and and videos of the highlights: