Roussillon breaks the deadlock
The Wolves began brightly at the Schwarzwald-Stadion and after an initial period of sparring against their compact hosts, took an early lead when Roussillon collected Brekalo's pass from the left and finished smartly at the near post. The Green-Whites were firmly in control, with Koen Casteels largely a spectator for the opening 45 minutes, but Freiburg still managed to score against the run of play shortly before the interval. Florian Niederlechner nicked the ball off John Brooks' toe on the edge of the VfL penalty area and teed up Grifo, who slotted in from 12 yards.
Weghorst strikes again
The Wolves emerged with renewed vigour after the break and although Freiburg initially weathered the storm, Weghorst got the goal VfL deserved with a well-taken penalty after he was fouled by Robin Koch. The lead was short-lived, though, as Petersen brought the hosts back into the game with a near-post header following a corner as the sides began to trade blows. VfL looked to have taken all three points when Steffen found the net after a superb back-heeled assist from Weghorst, but there was more drama to come when Waldschmidt restored parity once again. Freiburg almost snatched the unlikeliest of victories when Philipp Lienhart scored deep into stoppage time, but VAR ruled it out for offside, leaving both teams with a point.
SC Freiburg: Schwolow – Kübler, Lienhart, Heintz, Günter – Haberer, Koch – Frantz (Waldschmidt 69'), Grifo (Terrazzino 90+6') – Petersen, Niederlechner (Höler 81')
VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels – William, Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon – Guilavogui – Gerhardt, Arnold – Steffen (Rexhbecaj 79'), Weghorst (Klaus 90+2'), Brekalo (Uduokhai 90+5')
Goals: Roussillon (11'), Grifo (37'), Weghorst (pen. 63), Petersen (70'), Steffen (74'), Waldschmidt (88')
Yellow cards: Niederlechner, Haberer, Koch / Guilavogui, William
Referee: Dr. Felix Brych (Munich)