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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Nils Petersen (86' PEN)

Nils Petersen penalty enough for Freiburg to defeat Darmstadt

Freiburg sent Darmstadt to the bottom of the Bundesliga on Saturday thanks to a late Nils Petersen penalty in a 1-0 win.

In Ramon Berndroth's first game in charge of Darmstadt, following the dismissal of Norbert Meier last weekend, the Lilies appeared to have had new life breathed into them.

Their football was anything but what you would expect from a side struggling near the bottom of the table, especially not in an away game, and they were unfortunate not to be ahead before half-time as Artem Fedetskyy hit the post.

All their efforts were ruined five minutes from time, though, by a penalty which was earned and then converted by Petersen to earn Freiburg all three points.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 17 +24 39
2 RB Leipzig 18 +14 35
3 Bayer Leverkusen 18 +14 32
4 VfL Wolfsburg 18 +8 32
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 18 +7 31
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 +8 30
7 Borussia Dortmund 18 +9 29
8 FC Union Berlin 18 +10 28
9 SC Freiburg 18 +4 27
10 VfB Stuttgart 18 +4 22
11 FC Augsburg 18 -8 22
12 TSG Hoffenheim 17 -5 19
13 Werder Bremen 17 -6 18
14 Hertha Berlin 17 -5 17
15 Arminia Bielefeld 18 -15 17
16 FC Cologne 17 -13 15
17 Mainz 18 -20 10
18 Schalke 04 17 -30 7