Estoril and Freiburg stalemate

Freiburg had two players sent off in Estoril as both sides saw their hopes of progression in the Europa League fade in a dire 0-0 draw in Portugal.

Last Updated: 07/11/13 at 22:45 Post Comment

Filipe Goncalves holds off Nicolai Lorenzoni

Filipe Goncalves holds off Nicolai Lorenzoni

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Bundesliga side lost midfielders Nicolas Hofler and Karim Guede to red cards at the end of a match devoid of entertainment and inspiration.

The hosts had the better of the chances without seriously testing Freiburg goalkeeper Oliver Baumann.

The draw kept both sides in the bottom two spots in Group H, with third-placed Freiburg three points behind Slovan Liberec in second. Estoril are four points off the Czech side.

Luis Leal was just about the most lively player on the pitch on Thursday night and he worked Baumann in the 14th minute, forcing the German into a save with his feet with a shot from the left side of the area.

At the other end Oliver Sorg fired wide and Vladimir Darida's long-range free-kick was held by Vagner.

Leal had another sight of goal just before the half-hour mark, but dragged his right-footed shot wide of the far post.

The match threatened to burst into life early in the second half when first Baumann did well to punch away a powerful Seba header from a Leal cross and then his opposite number Vagner parried a Darida shot.

But the moments of excitement continued to be rare.

Baumann had to be alert to push away Carlitos' header from a Yohan Tavares corner and was called into action once more when he punched clear Evandro Goebel's free-kick.

A game desperately lacking in quality scarcely deserved a winner, though, and instead finished with two late red cards.

Hofler picked up a second booking in the 87th minute and Guede repeated the trick two minutes later to leave Freiburg with nine men, but they held on to a point.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Thursday, 23 April 2015
20:05
Dnipro 1-0 Club Brugge  
Fiorentina 2-0 Dynamo Kiev  
Napoli 2-2 Wolfsburg  
Zenit 2-2 Sevilla  
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Club Brugge 0-0 Dnipro  
Dynamo Kiev 1-1 Fiorentina  
Sevilla 2-1 Zenit  
Wolfsburg 1-4 Napoli  
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Ajax 2-1 Dnipro  
Besiktas 1-3 Club Brugge  

Footer 365

Eden Hazard lands PFA Player of the Year award

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard was named the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

Harry Kane lands PFA Young Player of the Year award

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Arsene Wenger says it is impossible for Chelsea to lose title

Arsene Wenger believes it is just a matter of time before Chelsea are crowned champions after their 0-0 draw at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company