Bundesliga 2019-2020: RB Leipzig beat FC Cologne 2-4 to move to third place

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Bundesliga RB Leipzig vs FC Cologne match highlights – It was an eventful win for RB Leipzig who moved to the third place of the Bundesliga points table after defeating FC Cologne 2-4 in their own backyard last night at Cologne. The victory has led the visitors to tighten their grip around the Champions League spot.

bundesliga rb leipzig vs fc cologne match highlights

The home team opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a phenomenal goal from Jhon Córdoba. His left-footed shot from the center box came off a rebound before it struck the upper left corner of the visiting team’s net. Though it was a shocker for the visitors, they pretty much regained control of the match by the end of the first half. Patrik Schick’s 20th-minute goal equalized the scoreline and opened the scoring for his team. Assisted by Angeliño’s cross, his beautiful header from the center of the box struck the upper left corner of the net.

Bundesliga RB Leipzig vs FC Cologne match highlights

The visitors went in front and gained a one-goal lead over the home team with Christopher Nkunku’s 38th-minute goal. The goal came as a result of a phenomenal chip shot from the centre of the box following a through ball from Konrad Laimer. The home team’s goalkeeper Timo Horn deserves credit for his magnificent saves, for he kept the scoreline intact by saving the aggressive attempts from Nkunku and Schick. The scoreline was 1-2 in favour of the visitors at halftime.

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The second half of the game began on an aggressive note as the visitors quickly added to their one-goal lead, making the scoreline 1-3 with Timo Werner’s 50th-minute goal. It was a perfect delivery from Leipzig goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi which made it possible for the German striker to put the ball into the bottom right corner of the home team’s net.

Bundesliga RB Leipzig vs FC Cologne match highlights

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This became the highlight of the match. When asked about it in the post-match interview, Péter Gulácsi said that when he had the ball at that moment, he had already seen that Timo had started his run and that there was a lot of space. He admitted that it was a good ball from him but also said that Timo still had to score and praised him for that.

Bundesliga RB Leipzig vs FC Cologne match highlights

The home team was able to reduce their trail by one goal when substitute Anthony Modeste scored a goal in the 55th minute from the outside of the box to the bottom right corner of the visitors’ net. The final nail in the coffin for the home team came in the 57th minute with Dani Olmo’s goal, who made the scoreline 2-4 in favour of the visitors.

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