aAt the end of a crazy game, both coaches took a deep breath: while fans were loudly celebrating a no-winner but game nonetheless, Stephen Baumgart and Jesse Marsh fell into each other’s arms and didn’t really know. what to expect from it. There should be wild games and consequences.
In a mad game of lost goals, Rosenballsport Leipzig at least avoided the next defeat. The Saxons came on 1. FC Köln 1:1 (0:0) in a quick game and were out of bankruptcy for at least the fourth season of the season after trailing Amadou Haidara (71.). RB is already nine points behind champions FC Bayern Munich with former coach Julian Nagelsmann, whom Leipzig really wanted to chase.
aggressive thriller game
FC, only saved in relegation last year, on the other hand, with eight points, first settled in the upper half of the table and eventually sparked an uproar in Cathedral City under new football teacher Stefan Baumgart. The Cologne leadership scored Anthony Modest once again with his fourth goal of the season (54th).
A total of 25,000 spectators, including national coach Hansi Flick, witnessed an aggressive, inspiring game with two post shots and four stripped meets. However, both were distributed equally between the two teams. It was just a great football game,” enthused Cologne coach Baumgart, who was satisfied: “It could have been different, but I am happy.”
Leipzig got off to a strong start – Cologne too
The Leipzig team got off to a strong start, notably Christopher Nkunku, who with three goals was a beacon of hope in a disappointing 3-6 midweek at Manchester City. After the Frenchman ran 80 metres, André Silva passed the ball to Hungarian Dominic Soboszlai, who scored but was offside with a foot (5th). Three minutes later, Nakunku hit the post after another strong single from 20 yards.
Cologne under Baumgart actually tried to buy the rival’s edge quickly, only briefly impressing and soon starting its offensive. Ten minutes later, only the post restricted their lead after a volley shot by Ondrej Duda was worth watching.
But most of the time, RB is pressed. Not least because of Szoboszlai, who only failed with a free kick to Timo Horn (18th). Then Rafael Zichos deflects his shot from 20 meters for a corner (25th). Czichos had to be in yellow-red danger but was released after half an hour. And then FC also scored their first offside goal, standing in the forbidden zone before passing to Modest Mark Uth (37th).
Haidara contests the Tour of Cologne via Modest
The 0-0 break was actually a joke considering the offensive power of both the teams. And right after the change it got even faster. Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann narrowly missed (48th), Duda Rosenbolsport failed on Leipzig’s goalkeeper, Peter Gulasi (49th), Modest went wide just after the next corner. The French then scored twice, but initially the hit was not due to an offside position (50th), then due to an alleged foul (54th). But after more than two minutes of studying the video images, referee Felix Breich recognized: no foul, instead the first goal at the end.
RB now turned up the pressure and quickly cheered when Emil Forsberg scored six minutes after coming on. But Sweden had been sidelined before. “It hurts when it’s tight,” Forsberg said. “But that’s football.” There was no objection a further four minutes later when Haider led a Soboszlai corner three meters open. In the final stages it was the strong Cologne goalkeeper Horn who prevented a possible Leipzig victory with several parades. “The guys gave a big fight and deserved the point,” Horne said.
But in the last minute of stoppage time (90 + 3), Leipzig was lucky again: Andersen was not attacked by the Leipzig back team and shot Leipzig goalkeeper Gulasi. Ricochet lands in front of Duda’s feet, who doesn’t hit the ball. End of a fast pace game.
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