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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Milos Veljkovic (33')
  • Milot Rashica (58')
  • Maximilian Eggestein (90')
  • Yuya Osako (53')

Cologne slip closer to the drop with loss to Werder Bremen

Cologne's relegation fears deepened after a 3-1 defeat at Werder Bremen.
The hosts took the lead in the 33rd minute when Milos Veljkovic arrived unmarked at the far post to sweep home Zlatko Junuzovic's corner.
Yuya Osako equalised for Cologne eight minutes after the interval when he drove into the top corner.
But they were level for just five minutes before Florian Kainz played in Milot Rashica to slot home.
Claudio Pizarro almost added a third but his header flew narrowly wide and Thomas Delaney was also off target with a fierce drive.
Cologne were finally killed off in the last minute when Maximilian Eggestein raced on to Zlatko Junuzovic's through-ball and tucked it away.
The defeat left Cologne rooted to the foot of the table, eight points adrift of safety.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 23 +39 49
2 RB Leipzig 23 +36 48
3 Borussia Dortmund 23 +33 45
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 22 +18 43
5 Bayer Leverkusen 23 +11 43
6 Schalke 04 23 0 36
7 VfL Wolfsburg 23 +4 34
8 TSG Hoffenheim 23 -2 34
9 SC Freiburg 23 -2 33
10 FC Union Berlin 23 -7 29
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 +1 28
12 FC Augsburg 23 -13 27
13 FC Cologne 22 -9 26
14 Hertha Berlin 23 -16 26
15 Mainz 23 -21 22
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 23 -23 20
17 Werder Bremen 23 -28 17
18 SC Paderborn 07 23 -21 16