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Union meet SC Freiburg in the German Cup

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Mon, 28. October 2019
Union meet SC Freiburg in the German Cup

The games are coming thick and fast for 1. FC Union Berlin, with Urs Fischer's side heading to SC Freiburg for Tuesday night's 18:30 second round DFB Pokal clash. 

Cup Review: Union thump Halberstadt, Freiburg go through in Magdeburg

Back in August, Union Berlin warmed up for the Bundesliga opener with a 6-0 win at fourth-tier Germania Halberstadt. Fischer watched on as six different players scored – Keven Schlotterbeck, Sebastian Andersson, Anthony Ujah, Robert Andrich, Christopher Lenz and Joshua Mees. 

Meanwhile, Christian Streich's Freiburg faced a tougher test at Magdeburg, relegated from the 2.Bundesliga this past season. The match ended 0-0 after 90 minutes, but Freiburg prevailed thanks to Luca Waldschmidt's strike in extra time.

League Review: Polter scores in Bayern defeat, Freiburg beat Leipzig

On Saturday, Union were the visitors to the German champions Bayern Munich for the first competitive meeting between the teams. The Köpenick club were always huge underdogs, but fought hard and restricted Bayern to just a handful of chances. Benjamin Pavard scored early on, but it took Bayern another 40 minutes before Robert Lewandowski found the net. There were chances at the other end: referee Christian Dingert pointed to the spot on two occasions in the second half. Sebastian Andersson's kick was saved by Manuel Neuer, but late in the game, Sebastian Polter converted to score a well-deserved consolation.

Freiburg bounced back from the defeat in Köpenick last week, beating RB Leipzig 2-1 at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. Streich's team turned in another impressive home performance, their fifth win of the season so far. Nicolas Höfler scored on the stroke of half-time before Nils Petersen clinched the points late on. Lukas Klostermann netted for Julian Nagelsmann's men but it proved just a consolation in the end. 

Service: 1,500 Union fans in Freiburg

Many supporters will take in both matches on the road this long weekend with more than 1,500 expected in Freiburg. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on Tuesday for those who wish to attend.