SC Freiburg – Union Berlin 4: 1: Thanks to Grifo’s turbo hat trick! SCF as Bayern hunters in the World Cup break

 SC Freiburg - Union Berlin 4: 1: Thanks to Grifo's turbo hat trick!  SCF as Bayern hunters in the World Cup break

Thanks to Vincenzo Grifo’s turbo hat-trick within 16 minutes, SC Freiburg went into the World Cup break as Bayern’s number one hunter. The Italian international led the Breisgau team to a 4-1 (4-0) win over ten Union Berlin men in the last Bundesliga game before the finals. The SC climbed to second place thanks to the trio in the chasing duel, Freiburg is four points behind the record champions from Munich.

“I’ve never managed a hat trick in the Bundesliga. I’m still completely out of control,” said Grifo on DAZN: “It was one of the best games I’ve ever had. I’m just happy that we won. “

Grifo scored in the fourth minute with a hand penalty and in the 20th minute with a penalty kick. In between, the 29-year-old was successful from the game (6th). Grifo is the second Freiburg player after Nils Petersen (2015) to score a hat-trick. Michael Gregoritsch (45+1) also scored for the SC. In Berlin, on the other hand, pretty much everything went wrong. Robin Knoche shot a penalty kick against the post (9′), Diogo Leite saw the red card early (19′). Sven Michel (85th) shortened late with a penalty kick.

Freiburg have never had 30 points after 15 match days. While the sports club has been unbeaten at home for ten competitive games, the Berliners suffered their third away defeat in a row. Union winters in fifth place.

“Everything is going wonderfully. We are very satisfied,” said SC coach Christian Streich before the duel between the two longest-serving Bundesliga coaches DAZN the course of the season so far. His opponent Urs Fischer had a “good impression” of his team before kick-off.


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