Leipzig brings Cologne heavy defeat at

leipzig brings cologne heavy defeat at

Last Update: 15.03.2024 22: 45

With an effective Phase of only seven minutes and beautifully played goals, RB Leipzig won the 1st European Championship. FC Köln clearly won. FC is slipping deeper and deeper into the relegation vortex in the Bundesliga. The team of Timo Schultz lost on Friday evening (15.03.2024) to the start of the 26. Matchdays sang and soundless with 1: 5 (1: 1).

Köln quickly fell behind due to a placed flat shot by Xavi Simons (15. Minutes). Dani Olmo and Benjamin Šeško had done the preliminary work. But the joy of the Saxons did not last long: Eric Martel extended a corner ball from the right of Florian Kainz with his head to the second post, where Sargis Admyan pushed the Ball over the line from a short distance (18.).

Leipzig misses the best opportunities

Subsequently, the game calmed down somewhat. Cologne defended intently, but had to remain wide awake. At the latest when Simons served Lois Openda and who hit the goal, it was clear: Leipzig remains a fire hazard – even if the goal was rightly not recognized because of an offside position. Also Šeško (30.), Benjamin Henrichs (42.), Dani Olmo (Pfostentreffer, 45.) and Openda (45.+3) awarded best opportunities.

Cologne bad seven minutes

In the second half, RB scored the victory within seven minutes: a double blow from Openda (6-3., 67.) made the pendulum swing clearly in the direction of a victory for the guests, Amadou Haïdara increased from 19 meters by flat shot (72.). Openda’s goals earlier were, on the one hand, again the result of an excellent combination of the Belgian striker with Šeško and Simons, on the other hand, a bustling David Raum from the Left served the attacker with a flank on the head. Substitute Yussuf Poulsen capitalised on an input from Henrichs from the right from the centre-forward position (82.). Especially the last hit again revealed the blatant defensive problems of FC.

With the success, the team of coach Marco Rose overtook Borussia Dortmund and is currently fourth. Köln is ranked in the relegation place and could be relegated on Saturday from 1. FSV Mainz (against Bochum).

“It was a lot of fun, especially at the end, but also hard work”, Leipzig left-back David Raum told “DAZN”. The Cologne Jeff Chabot struggled with the many goals: “We certainly did not intend to collapse then. The fact that we get five things is, of course, bitter.”

Leipzig welcomes Mainz, Cologne in Augsburg

Leipzig will host Mainz after the international break (Saturday, 30.03 at 15.30). The FC is challenged a day later away against the Fuggerstädter (15.30 clock).

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