Late free kicks as Freiburg beat lowly Hoffenheim

Freiburg’s Japanese winger Ritsu Doan scored late to secure a 2-1 win over pressured Hoffenheim at home on Sunday to lift his side to fourth place in the Bundesliga.

RB Leipzig’s 3-0 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday pushed Freiburg out of the top four ahead of the match.

Seeking to keep up with their first game in the Champions League, Freiburg scored a goal through Maximilian Eggstein, who lashed out at a lost ball from a deflected serve by Vincenzo Grifo.

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