And the project was successful: Balingen was very compact defensively in the first 45 minutes and left the SC with little space for its combination game. Freiburg had more possession of the ball, but couldn’t generate any chances from it. Marvin Pieringer had the best opportunity with a shot from the half-right position from 16 meters (10th), but TSG goalkeeper Julian Hauser was on the post. But the Eyachstädter not only limited themselves to defending, but also bravely played forward after winning the ball and thus came up with good opportunities. Like in the 24th minute, when Klostermann played Cedric Guarino free on the left, who appeared alone in front of SC keeper Noah Atubolu and pulled away, but the Freiburg goalkeeper parried strongly.
Shortly before the break, the leadership of the guests was in the air when Klostermann played nicely into the run of Marc Pettenkofer, who shook off his opponent Keven Schlotterbeck and came to a conclusion; but his shot was cleared by a Freiburg defender on the line (44th). And so it went goalless into the half-time break.
After the break, TSG was caught off guard, because Freiburg used the first real scoring opportunity to take the lead: After Balingen lost the ball in the build-up, the protégés of SC coach Christian Preusser quickly switched, and striker Pieringer with a hard shot from 16 Meters made the 1-0.
“It was exciting for me to see how the team deal with the deficit,” said Braun. “But the guys didn’t allow themselves to be thrown off the ground by that, they stayed self-confident and continued to do their job well.” This should pay off: In the 63rd minute Jonas Vogler captured the ball in his own penalty area, drove the leather forward over the left side and served Klostermann in the penalty area, who took the ball and SC goalie Atubolu to equalize 1-1 overcame. But it was to get even better: Only five minutes later Klostermann prevailed well on the wing and fitted in the middle to Pettenkofer, who threw himself into the clearing attempt of the Freiburg defender; and after the squeeze hit the ball landed to 1: 2 (68th) in the net. In the final phase, the SC pushed again for the equalizer; But with a lot of commitment and will, the Balingen players did not allow the opponent to do anything.