The last month hasn't been fantastic for Bayern Munich. Since they clinched the league, it seems as if every result except victories are coming FC Bayern's way. In fact, in their last six matches, Bayern have one win and five losses while being outscored 11-5 in that time.
Saturday's loss to Freiburg is Bayern's third straight in the Bundesliga.
Pep Guardiola: "Freiburg wanted it more and showed more fighting spirit in chasing the win. It's not been easy for us since winning the league. We have one more match before we head off on holiday and into the future."
For most of the last two seasons, Jerome Boateng has been playing like the best defender in the world that we know him to be. However, over the last month, his confidence seems to have dropped to near zero. He was caught in no-man's land during today's match on the winning goal.
Jérôme Boateng: "We just have to play better football than we did today. We owe our fans an apology for that."
Since taking over as Freiburg's manager, Christian Streich has done an impressive job in keeping his club in the Bundesliga. They outplayed Bayern today, and he knows his side is in good form before next weekend's match against Hannover.
Christian Streich (SC Freiburg coach): "We have great character in the team. We decided to play defensively because we saw no alternative. Luck was on our side today, no question about that, but we've been very unlucky so often this season. We've earned the win today."
With the opportunity to avoid relegation now 100% in their hands, Jochen Saier can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The sporting director knows that his team is ready.
Jochen Saier (SC Freiburg sporting director): "From our point of view, today was the right point in time to beat Bayern again at last. Bayern took it seriously today, they fielded their best team. We were very, very good and focused in the second half. We now have a final in Hannover and we'll have to be very well prepared."