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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Ihlas Bebou (31', 49')
  • Christoph Baumgartner (51')
  • Dennis Geiger (74')
  • Stefan Posch (87')

Bebou shines as Hoffenheim destroy Cologne

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Hoffenheim unrelenting in 5-0 win over Cologne (2:05)

A four-goal second half powers Hoffenheim to a resounding win over Cologne in the Bundesliga. (2:05)

Ihlas Bebou scored a double to inspire Hoffenheim to a 5-0 home demolition of Cologne to lift them up to eighth in the Bundesliga standings on Friday.

The Togo winger struck both sides of the interval with Christoph Baumgartner, Dennis Geiger and Stefan Porsch also scoring to put Hoffenheim on 11 points from eight games, one behind seventh-placed Cologne.

Bebou put the hosts ahead on 31 minutes, going around keeper Timo Horn for a cool finish after being played through by Andrej Kramaric.

The Togolese winger doubled the advantage four minutes into the second half, finding the back of the net with a backheel from Kevin Akpoguma's cross.

Christoph Baumgartner put the hammer down two minutes later from close range after collecting a David Raum cutback before Geiger and Porsch completed the rout in the last 15 minutes.

Leaders Bayern Munich, on 16 points from seven games, travel to second-placed Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 13 +29 31
2 Borussia Dortmund 13 +14 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen 13 +10 24
4 SC Freiburg 13 +6 22
5 TSG Hoffenheim 13 +7 20
6 1. FC Union Berlin 13 +1 20
7 VfL Wolfsburg 13 -2 20
8 RB Leipzig 13 +8 18
9 Mainz 13 +3 18
10 FC Cologne 13 0 18
11 Borussia Monchengladbach 13 0 18
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 13 -1 18
13 VfL Bochum 13 -8 16
14 Hertha Berlin 13 -14 14
15 VfB Stuttgart 13 -5 13
16 FC Augsburg 13 -10 13
17 Arminia Bielefeld 13 -10 9
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 13 -28 1