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SC Freiburg 1 West Ham 0: Player Ratings

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SC Freiburg 1 West Ham 0: Player Ratings

Fabianski:6 Comfortable save on 30 mins. Not loads to do

Coufal:6 Blocked a shot in the first minute. Defended well throughout and got forward in the 2nd half.

Mavropanos:7 Constantly clearing the huge volume of crosses made by Freiburg. Should have scored.

Zouma:5 West Ham sat deep in the first half which really suited the Hammers captain. Sloppy pass was almost costly. Completely lost his man for the opening goal.

Emerson:6 Linked well with Paqueta as usual but moved infield and started to influence the game. Injured.

Alvarez:7 Played well until he gave the ball away which led to the Freiburg goal.

Soucek:6 Frustratingly gave the ball away repeatedly in the first half but defended well as always. Set up JWP who should have done better. Nearly won a penalty in the 94th minute which would have been fortunate in my opinion.

Freiburg v West Ham Soucek battles

Freiburg 1 West Ham 0: Soucek holds off another attack

Ward Prowse:5 Played the role of defensive attacking midfielder then moved to left wing. Worked very hard.

Paqueta:5 Did not drift from the left wing early in the game. Missed a decent half chance from a Bowen cross. Missed another header from a good Kudus cross.

Kudus:7 Marked very tightly in the first half but still managed to fashion a chance for Bowen. Really stepped up the pace in the second half.

Bowen:6 Quietly impressive but missed a sitter following a good cross from Kudus. Forced the keeper into an excellent save.

Substitutes

Cresswell:6 Replaced the injured Emerson on 67 mins. Produced an excellent cross.

Phillips: On for Ward Prowse in the 81st minute just after Freiburg scored.

Antonio: Replaced Paqueta with three minutes remaining.

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