With the 2-1 (0-0) away win, TSG Balingen achieved something that no other regional league team has achieved this season: The Kreisstädter won against SC Freiburg 2.
Freiburg with reinforcements from the Bundesliga
As against table leader Steinbach Haiger, the team from the Bundesliga reserve offered the Freiburg team a lot of resistance and then even turned a deficit into a win – although the second goal should obviously not have counted. What makes the victory even more valuable for Balingen: For the first time this season, the U23s of SC Freiburg had a lot of reinforcements from the professional department.
In addition to U21 international Yannik Keitel, who has played in the regional league several times, Guus Til and Keven Schlotterbeck, who have returned after injuries, and left-back Luca Itter have also gained experience in the second team.
Balingen holds against it
That seemed to impress the team of ex-SC professional Martin Braun at first just as much as the Freiburg offensive. The five-man chain that Braun had called against the second-best offensive in the league after Steinbach was pushed back in, but hardly allowed anything. Til had the best chance (8th minute) with a low distance shot that streaked past the post.
After around 20 minutes, the guests began to lose their respect and were immediately dangerous. After a nice pass, Cedric Guarino ran free to goalkeeper Noah Atubolu, who parried and the rebounded ball crossed SC captain Johannes Flum (25th). And the next big chance in the first half belonged to Balingen. After a long long ball, Marc Pettenkofer was suddenly able to shoot unrestricted, Kiliann Sildillia cleared spectacularly for his already beaten keeper on the line (45th).
The sports club only had half-chances through Konrad Faber, the goalkeeper Julian Hauser did not check correctly (28th), and a header from Kevin Schade, which went just over the bar (30th). However, that changed shortly after the restart. After a pressing situation, Marvin Pieringer took the Freiburg lead from close range (47th). But Balingen was not confused and after a breakthrough on the left side and a pass from Jonas Vogler, Simon Klostermann equalized (63.). And TSG even took the lead shortly afterwards when Pettenkofer prevailed against first division defender Schlotterbeck and pushed the ball over the line again (67th).
Referee Arianit Besiri declined protests from Schlotterbeck. But why the 23-year-old was so upset, his coach Christian Preußer saw on video after the game. Pettenkofer played the ball by hand, the SC coach reported, and the referee apologized. Freiburg then had three big chances and could at least have created a draw, but Carlo Boukhalfa headed one just past and one clear (73rd, 90th + 2), and a shot from Pieringer (87th) hit the far post past. And so the district town club finally kidnapped the somewhat unexpected “Dreier” from the Breisgau.
TSG Balingen: Houses; Schmitz, Wöhrle, Vogler, Cabraja, Guarino, Eisele, Vochatzer (80th Akkaya), Kölsch, Pettenkofer (74th Dierberger), Klostermann (87th Foelsch).
Tore: 1:0 Pieringer (47.), 1:1 Klostermann (63.), 1:2 Pettenkofer (67.).
Referee: Arianit Besiri (Trier).