Mike Frantz (Freiburg) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
A pass by Miiko Albornoz (Hannover) ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Walace (Hannover) sends a screamer well wide of the right post from the edge of the box.
Martins Felipe (Hannover) is moving okay again after that injury scare.
The game is interrupted now, Martins Felipe (Hannover) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.
Genki Haraguchi (Hannover) makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box after picking up a pass, but produces a poor effort that sails high over the bar.
The resulting corner, taken by Christian Gunter (Freiburg), comes to nothing.
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Gian-Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg) is thwarted and cleared to safety. The ball is out of play. Freiburg win a corner kick.
Bobby Wood (Hannover) is quickest to the rebound inside the box and produces a low drive towards the middle of the goal. Nevertheless, the goalkeeper pulls off a spectacular save to keep the ball out. Great goalkeeping!
Florent Muslija (Hannover) steadies himself and bends in a shot from the edge of the box towards the bottom right corner, but Alexander Schwolow has it covered and makes a comfortable save.
A great solo effort from Christian Gunter (Freiburg) and he attempts to surprise the goalkeeper with a long-range shot low towards the middle of the goal. Michael Esser has a clear view of it and makes a comfortable save.
Gian-Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg) unleasheaGian-Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg) unleashes a beautiful mid-range volley low to the middle of the goal, but his effort is thwarted by the keeper, and the score remains the same.s a beautiful mid-range volley low to the middle of the goal, but his effort is thwarted by the keeper, and the score doesn't change.
Nils Petersen (Freiburg) misses a big chance! He fires the ball high over the crossbar from inside the 6-yard box after the ball rebounded to him.
A cross from a corner kick by Freiburg is too strong and the ball goes well out of play.
Gian-Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg) connected with a pass around the edge of the box, aimed and shot. His attempt went towards the bottom right corner, but Michael Esser was alert and the score remained the same. Freiburg get a corner.
Florent Muslija (Hannover) shows off his skills with a mazy run to the edge of the box and then fires in a disappointing shot that flies well wide of the right post.
Hendrik Weydandt (Hannover) picks out a perfect cross and shoots towards the net, but his effort only hits the crossbar.
The second half gets underway.
There will be a change on the pitch for the second half. Christian Streich probably wasn't satisfied with the performance of Marco Terrazzino. He is replaced by Lucas Holer (Freiburg).
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, bringing to a close the first 45 minutes of the match.
Pirmin Schwegler (Hannover) takes the corner kick and sends a lovely ball into the penalty area, but the opposition's defence is ready and knocks the ball to safety.
2 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
The goal is ruled out after the referee indicates that the VAR spotted Robin Koch (Freiburg) was offside!
Robin Koch (Freiburg) scores a goal, but Christian Dingert makes the VAR signal and is going to check whether the goal can stand.
GOAL DISALLOWED! Controversy and anger as Robin Koch (Freiburg) has a goal ruled out, incredibly, for offside.
Today's referee Christian Dingert rightly decides to book Martins Felipe (Hannover) for his harsh tackle.
Janik Haberer (Freiburg) makes a slide tackle, but referee Christian Dingert blows for a foul.
Florent Muslija (Hannover) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders.
Hendrik Weydandt (Hannover) receives a well-played pass inside the penalty area and shoots. His effort sails well wide of the left post.
What a chance that is! Janik Haberer (Freiburg) displays good awareness near the penalty spot to get on the end of a cross, but he sends his header just over the crossbar.
Walace (Hannover) collects a wonderful lead pass and creates some space to smash the ball goalwards from long range. His shot goes painfully wide of the left post!
Florent Muslija (Hannover) floats the free kick into the box, but it's easily cleared by the first man.
Hannover are given an advantage. They have a free kick. Mike Frantz (Freiburg) commits an ugly tackle on his opponent, but there is no caution from the referee.
Pascal Stenzel (Freiburg) had a good opportunity from long range. His shot was directed towards the middle of the goal, but Michael Esser was alert and made a comfortable save.
Hendrik Weydandt (Hannover) commits a foul and Christian Dingert immediately signals a free kick.
Walace (Hannover) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
Walace (Hannover) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
Bobby Wood (Hannover) fires the ball on goal, but his attempt goes well wide of the left post.
Christian Gunter (Freiburg) launches a cross from the corner, but Michael Esser is alert to thwart the effort.
A cross from a mid-range free kick, taken by Freiburg, is intercepted by one of the defenders.
Hendrik Weydandt (Hannover) fouls an opponent. At least that's what referee Christian Dingert signals.
Pirmin Schwegler produces a cross from the resulting corner and finds Martins Felipe (Hannover) inside the box. He pulls the trigger and scores, sending the ball into the bottom left corner. What a brilliant finish. 1:1.
The referee blows his whistle, Hannover are awarded a corner kick.
Bobby Wood (Hannover) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area, but the opposition's defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
Christian Dingert blows his whistle after Martins Felipe (Hannover) brings one of his opponents down with a strong tackle. Freiburg have a free kick.
Nils Petersen (Freiburg) connects with the ball in the six-yard box after the resulting free kick and shoots low towards goal, but Michael Esser makes a magnificent save!
Genki Haraguchi (Hannover) attempts to set up his teammate with a scoring opportunity by chipping in a fine pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders intercepts his effort.
Hendrik Weydandt (Hannover) tries his luck with a shot from long distance after receiving a good pass. His poorly placed effort flies miles wide of the right post.
Goal! Gian-Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty past Michael Esser into the bottom right corner.
Gian-Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
Waldemar Anton (Hannover) changes the direction of the ball using his hand, but he is angry when the referee gives a foul against him. The referee points to the penalty spot. It's a penalty for Freiburg!
The ball goes out for a corner. Freiburg can continue in their attacking effort.
A cross, provided by Christian Gunter (Freiburg), caused no threat to the opposition's defence as the ball was cleared out of danger.
Here we go, today's match is starting right now.
Christian Dingert will referee today's match.
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