Freiburg manager Christian Streich deliberately wiped out by Eintracht Frankfurt's David Abraham


Freiburg are punching above their weight in the Bundesliga this season.

The south-west German club were promoted to the top-flight in 2016 after being crowned the 2. Bundesliga champions three seasons ago.

Freiburg have since finished in seventh, 15th and 13th place, though their prospects for the current campaign appear much brighter.

In fact, they could be forgiven for setting their sights on playing Europa League or even Champions League football next term.

After 11 matches, Freiburg are fourth on 21 points - the same amount as Bayern Munich.

However, no matter how see-sawing the remainder of their season might be, Freiberg are unlikely to experience wilder scenes than the end of their 1-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

The hosts snatched what proved to be the winning goal through Nils Pietersen in the 77th minute, bringing much relief to those at Schwarzwald-Stadion.

Frankfurt desperately pushed for an equaliser until their frustration boiled over deep into stoppage time.

With his side already reduced to ten men after losing Gelson Fernandes to a second yellow card late in the first half, David Abraham was also sent off for a nasty challenge.

But it wasn’t on an opponent - he deliberately cleaned up Freiberg manager Christian Streich.

The 54-year-old was inside his technical area when Abraham barged into him as he retrieved a loose ball to take a throw-in.

If that sounds like an accident, take a look at the video below…

Abraham knew exactly what he was doing - and it’s no surprise that his ‘tackle’ sparked a brawl between players and staff from both teams.

Referee Felix Brych consulted VAR to make sense of the chaos and subsequently dished out another red to Freiburg’s Vincenczo Grifo for his reaction to the incident.

Despite Streich appearing to be okay, Abraham will almost certainly face further punishment.

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