Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund conquers FC Köln 2-0 on Saturday

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DORTMUND. Borussia Dortmund overcomes FC Köln with a 2-0 win with a goal from T. Hazard (40') and a goal from S. Tigges (64').

DORTMUND. Borussia Dortmund overcomes FC Köln with a 2-0 win with a goal from T. Hazard (40′) and a goal from S. Tigges (64′). FC Köln lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).

The match was held at the Signal-Iduna-Park Stadium in Dortmund on Saturday and this began at 1:30 pm local time. In the presence of 66,709 spectators.​ The referee was Martin Petersen with the help of Alexander Sather and Robert Edgar Wessel. The 4th official was Frank Willenborg. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 14.1 degrees Celsius or 57.4 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 65%.​

Match Statistics

FC Köln was in firm control of the ball 57% while Borussia Dortmund was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

FC Köln was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 7 were on target. Even so, Borussia Dortmund managed to find the solution to win this contest.​

Borussia Dortmund shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, FC Köln shot 21 times, 7 on target, 14 off target.


Borussia Dortmund received 2 yellow cards (T. Meunier and J. Bellingham). On the other side, FC Köln received 3 yellow cards (B. Schmitz, T. Hubers and S. Ozcan).

After this contest, Borussia Dortmund will have 21 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, FC Köln will stay with 13 points like FSV Mainz 05 and VfL Wolfsburg to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 11'

    B. Schmitz

  • 40'

    T. Hazard

  • 52'

    T. Meunier

  • 57'

    T. Hubers

  • 57'

    S. Tigges

    M. Pongracic

  • 57'

    D. Malen

    T. Hazard

  • 59'

    F. Kainz

    O. Duda

  • 64'

    S. Tigges

    J. Brandt

  • 65'

    R. Czichos

    T. Hubers

  • 65'

    S. Andersson

    J. Thielmann

  • 69'

    F. Passlack

    M. Wolf

  • 80'

    L. Schaub

    D. Ljubicic

  • 81'

    K. Ehizibue

    B. Schmitz

  • 82'

    S. Ozcan

  • 87'

    A. Knauff

    J. Brandt

  • 88'

    J. Bellingham

Next match

In the upcoming Bundesliga match, Borussia Dortmund will host Hertha BSC on the 14th of May with a 14-6 head to head stats in favor of Borussia Dortmund (8 draws).

FC Köln will play away with VfB Stuttgart on the 14th of May with a 7-6 head to head record in favor of VfB Stuttgart (5 draws).

Borussia Dortmund: Formation and Lineups

Borussia Dortmund started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Marco Rose chose to play with the following team: Gregor Kobel (7.5), Manuel Akanji (6.9), Mats Hummels (7.6), Marin Pongračić (6.8), Thomas Meunier (6.9), Jude Bellingham (7.3), Axel Witsel (6.9), Marius Wolf (7.2), Julian Brandt (7.0), Marco Reus (6.5) and Thorgan Hazard (7.1).


Borussia Dortmund made 4 changes: M. Pongracic for S. Tigges (57′), T. Hazard for D. Malen (57′), M. Wolf for F. Passlack (69′) and J. Brandt for A. Knauff (87′).

Top player: Mats Hummels

The player who no doubt impressed Borussia Dortmund the most was Mats Hummels even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 44 passes (79% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 7.

FC Köln: Formation and Lineups

FC Köln started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).

On the opposite side, Steffen Baumgart played with: Timo Horn (6.2), Benno Schmitz (6.4), Luca Kilian (6.7), Timo Hübers (6.9), Jonas Hector (7.6), Dejan Ljubičić (6.4), Jan Thielmann (7.1), Ondrej Duda (7.4), Salih Özcan (7.5), Mark Uth (6.1) and Anthony Modeste (7.1).


FC Köln made 5 changes: O. Duda for F. Kainz (59′), T. Hubers for R. Czichos (65′), J. Thielmann for S. Andersson (65′), D. Ljubicic for L. Schaub (80′) and B. Schmitz for K. Ehizibue (81′).

Top player: Jonas Hector

The player who no doubt impressed FC Köln the most was Jonas Hector.

His rating is (7.6) with 57 passes (77% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 10. He performed 4 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Bundesliga



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