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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 28 +44 65
2 RB Leipzig 28 +29 60
3 VfL Wolfsburg 28 +23 54
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 28 +19 53
5 Borussia Dortmund 28 +17 46
6 Bayer Leverkusen 27 +13 43
7 FC Union Berlin 28 +8 40
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 28 +5 40
9 VfB Stuttgart 28 +6 39
10 SC Freiburg 28 -2 37
11 FC Augsburg 28 -13 32
12 TSG Hoffenheim 27 -6 30
13 Werder Bremen 28 -11 30
14 Mainz 28 -18 28
15 Hertha Berlin 28 -14 26
16 Arminia Bielefeld 28 -24 26
17 FC Cologne 28 -23 23
18 Schalke 04 28 -53 13