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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Anthony Modeste (63', 82')
  • Patrik Schick (15')
  • Karim Bellarabi (17')

Modeste double earns Cologne 2-2 comeback against Leverkusen

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FC Cologne fights back to draw with Leverkusen (2:00)

Anthony Modeste scores twice in the second half as FC Cologne comes from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 vs. Bayer Leverkusen. (2:00)

Anthony Modeste struck twice in the second half to heave Cologne back from two goals down and earn them a 2-2 draw against local rivals Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

The French striker struck in the 63rd minute to cut the deficit and then levelled with his 82nd-minute header to earn a surprise point for the hosts.

Leverkusen, crushed 5-1 by Bayern Munich last week, got off to a superb start and scored twice in three minutes through Patrik Schick and Karim Bellarabi to go 2-0 up by the 17th minute.

Jeremie Frimpong came close to adding a third when his effort hit the crossbar in the 25th as the visitors looked to be cruising to a comfortable win in the local derby.

But Modeste first made the most of some bad defending from Jonathan Tah to pull a goal back and then completed the turnaround with a header that wrongfooted keeper Lukas Hradecky after some more sloppy defending.

There was more bad news for Leverkusen with their top striker Schick getting helped off the pitch with an injury with minutes left to play.

The result means Leverkusen drop to fourth place on 17 points, five off leaders Bayern Munich. Cologne are eighth on 13.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 14 +30 34
2 Borussia Dortmund 14 +13 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen 14 +16 27
4 SC Freiburg 14 +12 25
5 TSG Hoffenheim 14 +8 23
6 1. FC Union Berlin 14 +2 23
7 Mainz 14 +6 21
8 VfL Wolfsburg 14 -5 20
9 FC Cologne 14 0 19
10 VfL Bochum 14 -7 19
11 RB Leipzig 14 +7 18
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 -2 18
13 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 -6 18
14 Hertha Berlin 14 -14 15
15 VfB Stuttgart 14 -5 14
16 FC Augsburg 14 -11 13
17 Arminia Bielefeld 14 -10 10
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 14 -34 1