After the successful start of the second half of the season against Hertha BSC, 1. FC Köln want to annoy the “big” FC Bayern Munich. Follow the live ticker for the game here…
After three wins in a row, 1. FC Köln has a mega-broad chest in sixth place! Just at the right time, because on Saturday (January 15, 2022) industry leader FC Bayern Munich will be visiting Müngersdorf. The league leaders recently messed up against Gladbach with a corona-related core squad – can the people of Cologne blossom into the next stumbling block?
Read the live ticker for the game between 1. FC Köln and FC Bayern Munich here!
1. FC Cologne – FC Bayern Munich 0:1
1. FC Cologne: Schwäbe – Schmitz, Kilian, Hübers, Hector (C) – Özcan – Ljubicic, Duda, Kainz – Uth, Modeste
FC Bayern Munich: Neuer (C) – Kimmich, Pavard, Süle, Sabitzer – Roca, Tolisso – Gnabry, Müller, Musiala – Lewandowski
Referee: Tobias Welz (Wiesbaden)
Gates: 0: 1 Lewandowski (9th)
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10th: In the formation, Kilian cleared Musiala on top of that to prevent the rapid counterattack. Welz shows the well-deserved yellow.
9th: Bitter! After a courageous start, Duda loses the ball in midfield, Müller takes off and serves Lewandowski in the sixteen. The Cologne team can’t keep up at all against the best counterattack team in the league, the top striker is completely free and coolly inserts.
Goal for Bayern Munich
8th.: Now Musiala Sabitzer creates some space on the left, but the billy goats can clear the ball in the middle.
6th: Hübers dribbles against Müller, but Lewandowski slips the cross to the upper rank. The mutual stress is enormous.
5th: Hector with a bad pass in the build-up, but Bayern can’t do anything about it either. Cheerful start!
4th: After Kainz wins the ball high, Modeste is offside, there was more to it!
2nd: Without any shyness, the FC immediately runs to the front, Baumgart’s required courage, as expected, does not remain an empty phrase.
2nd: Duda immediately conquers the ball from Kimmich and gets a free kick.
1.: The ball rolls in Müngersdorf. Everything done to be spoilsport in the championship fight!
Kick-off in the game between 1. FC Köln and FC Bayern Munich
3:28 p.m.: It’s about to start, the anticipation is not only huge among the 750 happy fans in the stadium… The anthem is sung!
3:25 p.m.: The game’s referee is Tobias Welz, assisted by Benjamin Brand as video assistant. After the referee’s substitution in Berlin last week, it should be mentioned that Robert Kempter is the fourth official.
3:20 p.m.: On the “Sky” microphone, Baumgart once again confidently emphasizes that there should be the fourth win in the fourth game for Cologne today with the well-known motto: “I always want to win!” In the 3-game form, the FC does In any case, no one in the league has plans…
3:15 p.m.: Statistically, we’re in for a spectacle this afternoon: Two of the most keen teams in the league meet – first place in this table for Munich (359), third place for the billy goats (261). On top of that, Bayern are the team with the most pressure in Europe – here, under Baumgart, FC is a strong fourth!
3:10 p.m.: The overall record of Cologne against Bayern in the Bundesliga reads at least properly: 23 wins, 23 draws and “only” 49 defeats. However, the last success dates back to February 5, 2011 – the FC goalscorer (double pack) was then still called Milivoje Novakovic. Today, of course, hopes rest on Anthony Modeste again – who, logically, also scored in FC’s last point win against Bayern (1-1, 2016).
3:06 p.m.: In the aforementioned preparatory game, Mark Uth scored fantastically, some may remember. The Porzer attacking ace is one of the top Bayern experts with the billy goats anyway: In his last two competitive games with FC against Munich, he also netted. And: In 2017 he beat the record champions with Hoffenheim 2-0 under coach Nagelsmann. Back then: Sure, Mark Uth!
3 p.m.: For FC coach Baumgart it is the fourth Bundesliga duel with Bayern. Twice with Paderborn and in the bitter defeat in the first leg, the result was always: 2:3. Curious: In the 2021 pre-season, FC again beat Bayern 3-2. Baumgart only went under the wheels once against Bayern, but with the then third division team Paderborn the signs in the DFB Cup quarter-finals were completely different (0:6).
2:55 p.m.: A “brief” overview of the FCB personnel situation, where things have recently gone haywire: After Covid-19, Manuel Neuer, Dayot Upamecano, Omar Richards, Leroy Sané, Corentin Tolisso and Tanguy Nianzou are back, but only captain Neuer and Tolisso are fit for the starting eleven again. Lucas Hernandez is also back in training but not ready for the squad yet. Alphonso Davies is missing after being released from quarantine, now due to heart muscle inflammation. For Leon Goretzka and Kingsley Coman, the game comes too early today due to injuries. On top of that, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Bouna Sarr (both Africa Cup of Nations) and Josip Stanišić (rehabilitation training) are missing. phew!
2.50 p.m.: Coach Julian Nagelsmann starts with the guests from Munich after the chaos in the staff has subsided: Neuer (C) – Kimmich, Pavard, Süle, Sabitzer – Roca, Tolisso – Gnabry, Müller, Musiala – Lewandowski. Sabitzer “may” probably help out on the left back like he did against Gladbach.
2.45 p.m.: Who is missing at FC and why: Ellyes Skhiri is still at the Africa Cup of Nations – the competitive comeback against Mali (0:1) was extremely bitter. Jorge Meré, Timo Horn & Marvin Obuz are ill.
2:41 p.m.: Kingsley Schindler and Sebastian Andersson are back in the squad after illness. Also on the FC bench today: Jonas Urbig – Dejan Ljubicic, Kingsley Ehizibue, Jannes Horn, Tim Lemperle, Tomas Ostrak and Berlin goalscorer Jan Thielmann.
2:38 p.m: No change to the 3-1 win against Hertha! So Steffen Baumgart makes his announcement come true, there is no sign of a tactical change at all, even though Bayern are guests: “Basically, we’re sticking to the way we want to play football,” said the FC coach on the Pre-game press conference. Brave as usual, that makes you want to have a great football afternoon despite the gray weather in Cologne!
2:32 p.m.: The FC starting XI is here: Marvin Schwäbe – Benno Schmitz, Luca Kilian, Timo Hübers, Jonas Hector – Salih Özcan – Louis Schaub, Ondrej Duda, Florian Kainz – Mark Uth, Anthony Modeste
2.30 p.m.: Welcome to the game with the special “appeal”, as FC coach Steffen Baumgart put it. Can the people of Cologne get carried away and annoy the best team in Germany on the current wave of success?