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  • Maximilian Beister 37'
  • Pierre-Michel Lasogga 47'
  • Rafael Van der Vaart 63'

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Freiburg will look to put a fresh disappointment in Europe behind them as they go in search of a first league win of the season against Hamburg on Sunday.

Christian Streich's men had looked on course to claim a first victory in the Europa League on Thursday after taking an early lead at home to Estoril Praia but, despite playing some good football, they could not hold on as their Portuguese opponents battled back for a 1-1 draw.

That left Freiburg in a similarly precarious group position as they are in the Bundesliga, but they have no time to dwell on the setback as they prepare to host Hamburg with the aim of climbing out of the bottom two.

``We just have to accept that we failed to win this game, undeservedly so,'' said Streich of Thursday night's match.

``There was lots of good to see and many things we resolved well by playing good football, but sadly we did not manage to go the distance, partly because we had players out there who gave everything, but are still not able to power through a full 90 minutes due to long-term injuries.

``We need to recharge our batteries quickly and prepare for Hamburg. We still have every chance in the Europa League and we will do all we can to win in Estoril, and we will equally try to win in the Bundesliga on Sunday.''

There will be even more tired legs after that midweek match, although Streich did rotate his side slightly, giving new signing Vladimir Darida his debut.

Vaclav Pilar made his first appearance in a Freiburg shirt against Werder Bremen a week ago and Streich is finally starting to get something which resembles a squad back at his disposal.

``I'm pleased for both of them that they're back after injury,'' said captain Julian Schuster on his club's website.

``I hope now they can quickly build up strength to be able to help us with their quality for a full game.''

Oliver Sorg is also a candidate for a return while Fallou Diagne, who was suspended in Europe, should start in the Bundesliga.

With such players now available, Hamburg coach Bert van Marwijk believes Freiburg are ready to prove they do not deserve to be where they are in the table.

``Their league position is not a true reflection of how good Freiburg are and everybody in the team knows that,'' said the Dutchman.

Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler added: ``Freiburg are a good team with an excellent coach and maybe they still have to get used to the rhythm of playing in two competitions, but we're not going to get anything just by turning up.

``We're going to have to focus 100 per cent on ourselves.''

Van Marwijk is unlikely to make any changes from the side which drew 3-3 with Stuttgart a week ago.

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