Freiburg, the team belonging to national midfielder Jung Woo-young (24), will continue to compete for the Champions League (UCL메이저놀이터) of the European Football Federation (UEFA) until the last minute.
Freiburg won 2-0 in a home game against Wolfsburg in the 33rd round of the 2022-23 German professional football Bundesliga held at Europa Park Stadion in Freiburg, Germany on the 20th (Korean time). Jung Woo-young was put into extra time in the second half when the team was leading 2-0, and played only about 4 minutes until the end of the game. With this victory, Freiburg maintained 5th place in the regular league with 17 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses (59 points).
Freiburg is standing at a fork in the UCL advance. Bundesliga teams receive the right to advance to the UCL if they finish 4th or higher in the league. If you finish 5th, you will receive the right to participate in the Europa League, a club competition one level lower than the UCL.
Looking at the rankings alone, it seems that UCL advances have been frustrated, but there is still a chance to advance. Freiburg have only one game left in the league schedule. However, the points are the same as 4th place Union Berlin (17 wins, 8 draws, 7 losses). 3rd place Leipzig (18 wins, 6 draws, 8 losses) is also only 1 point away. The standings of the three teams may change at any time.
However, the top two teams still have an advantage. Leipzig and Union Berlin have two matches left. It has an advantage over Freiburg in the ranking competition. Freiburg, which has no UCL experience, is expected to experience mixed feelings depending on the schedule for the rest of the season.
Meanwhile, Freiburg will play the last game of the season against Frankfurt on the 27th.