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Football Europa League: RC Lens vs Freiburg – live ticker – playoffs first leg – 2023/2024

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Football Europa League: RC Lens vs Freiburg – live ticker – playoffs first leg – 2023/2024



A short time later, another conclusion of the RC Lens follows. On the right side, the hosts create a majority near the ball, play an appealing play-clap-stick combination and penetrate the SCF penalty area. There David Costa chooses a shot, also from a tight angle from the right side, and narrowly misses the side netting.



The hosts respond unimpressed. Massadio Haïdara has moved up to the opponent’s penalty area and penetrates the penalty area after a simple one-two. Only with a rustic tackle can Keitel clear his shot from the left corner of the five-yard edge to the corner.



The biggest chance of the game surprisingly belongs to Freiburg. Ritsu Dōan can win a ball deep in the opponent’s half. After two passes, Roland Sallai appears on the right in the penalty area and slams the ball onto the crossbar from an acute angle and nine meters away.



Lens shows technically appealing football, works purposefully with several short passes across the field and to the opponent’s box. The enthusiastic audience is still waiting for the first big opportunity, but if Les Artésiens stick to their approach, the first big chance is only a matter of time.



The Breisgauer team can often be found with all players in their own half. The only question is: Can the counterattacks provide sufficient relief? There was just the first moment of change, at the end of which Ritsu Dōan fired a harmless, centrally placed shot on the edge of the penalty area.

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After a throw-in to the opponent, Lukas Kübler has to make his way into his own penalty area at top speed in order to stop the home team from switching. Together with Yannik Keitel, he defused the French counterattack.



The SCF survived the first ten minutes of the game without any major upsets. So far, Christian Streich’s team has been able to control the dangerous areas and avoid mistakes.



Just like Freiburg, Lens ultimately operates with a three-man chain in the build-up and, against the ball, fills up to five defenders with the two rail players.



Within the first few minutes, the action took place far away from the respective goals, with a greater share of the game for the French.



The line-up already suggested it in advance, but now it is certain: the sports club is running with a three-man chain today and Yannik Keitel as the central player in the last chain.



Freiburg kicks off and has eight players on the halfway line. Yannik Keitel immediately hits a first long ball.



Game start


Shortly before the game starts, the atmosphere in the Stade Bollaert-Delelis is excellent and the entire arena is covered in red and yellow.


Statistically speaking, the sports club is one of the most attacking teams of this Europa League season. The Bundesliga club has already scored three or more goals in four different EL matches. No other team could do that.


After last Friday’s 3-0 defeat against BVB, Christian Streich made several changes to his starting eleven. Gregoritsch, Grifo and Sildillia make way for Röhl, Dōan and Keitel. On the other hand, Lens coach Franck Haise trusts the same starting line-up as in the recent 3-1 win against Strasbourg.

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Ahead of this game, Christian Streich is also clear about RC Lens’ home strength: “Lens is a team that beat Arsenal here. They had problems in the league at the beginning, but since then they have been very, very strong. They are a top team team in France are very disciplined, cool, ripped off. We need an absolute increase in performance to be able to survive here.”


The home strength of the northern French makes things even more difficult. Lens slipped into the Europa League as third place in Champions League Group B, but remained unbeaten at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis (2 wins, 1 draw). Even Arsenal, visiting Les Sang et Or, couldn’t provide enough of a counterattack and lost 2-1 at RC Lens. The hosts are now unbeaten in 13 home games in major European competitions (9 wins, 3 draws).


The form curves of both teams differ greatly from one another. Freiburg recently lost three Bundesliga games in a row, conceding exactly three goals each. RC Lens, reigning Ligue 1 runners-up, have won their last three games in the domestic competition, conceding just one goal.

Hello and welcome to the game RC Lens – SC Freiburg! The live ticker for the first leg of the Europa League playoffs starts just in time before the game starts.

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