Bundesliga: FC Köln manages to draw 2-2 with Bayer 04 Leverkusen after recovering a 0-2 deficit
COLOGNE. FC Köln manages to recover against Bayer 04 Leverkusen with a goal on the P. Schick 16' and a goal on the K. Bellarabi 17'.
COLOGNE. FC Köln manages to recover against Bayer 04 Leverkusen with a goal on the P. Schick 16′ and a goal on the K. Bellarabi 17′. FC Köln was far superior when it came to possession ball (62%)
The match was held at the RheinEnergieStadion Stadium in Cologne on Sunday and this began at 1:30 pm local time. The referee was Felix Zwayer with the assistance of Rafael Foltyn and Marco Achmüller. The 4th official was Robert Kampka. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 14.4 degrees Celsius or 57.87 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 52%.
FC Köln was in firm control of the ball 62% while Bayer 04 Leverkusen was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
FC Köln was more aggressive with 59 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for FC Köln to win the match.
FC Köln shot 19 times, 4 on target, 15 off target. On the opposite side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen shot 9 times, 5 on target, 4 off target.
FC Köln received 1 yellow card (M. Uth). On the opposite side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen received 3 yellow cards (K. Demirbay, M. Diaby and R. Andrich).
After this match, FC Köln will have 13 points like FSV Mainz 05 and VfL Wolfsburg to move down in the 8th place. On the opposite side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will have 17 points to stay in the 4th place.
In the upcoming Bundesliga match, FC Köln will play away against Borussia Dortmund on the 30th of October with a 13-3 head to head record in favor of Borussia Dortmund (6 draws).
Bayer 04 Leverkusen will host VfL Wolfsburg on the 30th of October with a 14-12 head to head in favor of Bayer 04 Leverkusen (6 draws).
FC Köln: Formation and Lineups
FC Köln started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Steffen Baumgart chose to play with the following team: Timo Horn , Benno Schmitz , Luca Kilian , Rafael Czichos , Jonas Hector , Salih Özcan , Dejan Ljubičić , Florian Kainz , Ondrej Duda , Anthony Modeste and Mark Uth .
FC Köln made 4 changes: O. Duda for S. Andersson (77′), B. Schmitz for K. Schindler (79′), F. Kainz for J. Thielmann (79′) and M. Uth for L. Schaub (90′).
Top player: Anthony Modeste
The player who no doubt impressed FC Köln the most was Anthony Modeste.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 23 passes (69% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Formation and Lineups
Bayer 04 Leverkusen started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Gerardo Seoane played with: Lukáš Hrádecký , Jeremie Frimpong , Odilon Kossounou , Jonathan Tah , Piero Hincapie , Robert Andrich , Kerem Demirbay , Karim Bellarabi , Florian Wirtz , Moussa Diaby and Patrik Schick .
Bayer 04 Leverkusen made 5 changes: K. Bellarabi for A. Adli (37′), P. Hincapie for M. Bakker (46′), M. Diaby for E. Tapsoba (77′), F. Wirtz for E. Palacios (77′) and P. Schick for L. Alario (86′).
Top player: Moussa Diaby
Probably the most impressive player in Bayer 04 Leverkusen was Moussa Diaby.
His rating iswith 13 passes (92% accurate) and 4 key passes.
Results of the day
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