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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 34 +56 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +37 76
3 RB Leipzig 34 +34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 58
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +13 55
6 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +12 55
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +12 54
8 Werder Bremen 34 +9 53
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 +18 51
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -16 44
11 Hertha Berlin 34 -8 43
12 Mainz 34 -11 43
13 SC Freiburg 34 -15 36
14 Schalke 04 34 -18 33
15 FC Augsburg 34 -20 32
16 VfB Stuttgart 34 -38 28
17 Hannover 96 34 -40 21
18 Nurnberg 34 -42 19