Freiburg win third in a row
Jan Rosenthal scored the only goal of the game in the 89th-minute to secure a third consecutive win for Freiburg against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Waldstadion.
The visitors had been denied a winner moments earlier when striker Papiss Demba Cisse's strike was ruled out for offside before Rosenthal decided the game following a swift counter-attack. Freiburg's win meant they moved level with leaders Hoffenheim and Mainz and maintained their perfect record since their opening-day defeat at home to new boys St Pauli.
Neither side created much in a tame opening before the visitors twice came close to opening the scoring. Freiburg striker Cisse had scored in each of their opening three matches but he skewed his effort from eight yards wide of the post after 26 minutes. Moments later home goalkeeper Ola Nikolov made an excellent save to keep the scores level when he made good ground to keep out Cedric Makiadi's header from close range.
Eintracht's first shot on target arrived in the 35th minute but Pirmin Schwegler blazed over from 12 yards. Halil Altintop then fizzed a shot from the right flank narrowly wide of the post just before the break, but that would be the closest the hosts would come to a goal.
The match developed into a midfield arm-wrestle after the break and when Cisse's effort was ruled out for offside after 72 minutes it looked set to finish in a goalless stalemate. But with time ticking down Freiburg struck on an incisive counter attack which culminated in Maximilian Nicu feeding a pass to Rosenthal at the top of the area where he smashed his shot into the top-right corner.