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Freiburg's emotional farewell to stadium

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Freiburg coach Christian Streich has shed tears and joined fans in the stands after his team beat Augsburg 3-0 in the Bundesliga.

It was Freiburg's last game in the scenic Dreisamstadion with its Black Forest views, which the club had been enjoying since 1954.

The club's senior team are moving after the international break to a new, bigger stadium on the other side of the city.

The 56-year-old Streich - the longest-serving coach in the Bundesliga - joined supporters after the game on Sunday.

First, he put on a protective face mask, then he grabbed a megaphone and climbed a barrier to access the stand behind one of the goals, where he led supporters' chants in front of his team sitting on the field.

Streich had beer stains on the front of his jumper when he returned to the field.

He's been in charge since December 2011 and in that time has become a firm fan favourite - as well as among rival teams' fans.

Freiburg attacked from the start against Augsburg, forcing an early corner, before Lukas Kubler opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

Lucas Holer lifted the ball over Gikiewicz for Freiburg's second in the 25th, and Vincenzo Grifo converted a penalty for 3-0 in the 31st.

It was the 999th Bundesliga goal scored at the stadium. And the last.

Streich took over after the final whistle before supporters enjoyed a rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Freiburg are one of only two unbeaten teams in the Bundesliga after six rounds, along with Bayern Munich.

In the day's early match, Bochum and Stuttgart drew 0-0.

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