With a lot of effort, 1. FC Köln have lived up to their role as favorites and are higher up in the Bundesliga. Against the bottom line SpVgg Greuther, the team of coach Steffen Baumgart won 3: 1 (0: 1), at the beginning of the 7th matchday the FC climbed to sixth place for the time being.
Marco Meyerhöfer (7th) had initially achieved Fürth’s well-deserved break lead. The hosts only increased in the second half, Sebastian Andersson (50th) and Ellyes Skhiri (55th / 89th) turned the game around. Promoted Fürth was not rewarded for a good performance and waits with just one point for the first victory. “We were freezing in front of the goal and turned the game around,” said Cologne’s defender Rafael Czichos on broadcaster Dazn: “Fürth’s midfielder Timothy Tillman was served:” It’s bitter when you catch two things after half-time. That hurts.”
For the first time, 40,000 spectators were seated in the stadium – saw courageous people from Fürth
In Cologne, expectations had risen with the good performance of the last few weeks. For the first time in pandemic times, 40,000 spectators were allowed to visit the Cologne stadium, the tickets were quickly gone, the fans were singing loudly. They then saw an opponent at eye level. Fürth pressed just as aggressively as FC and took his first chance. After a quick pass sequence Meyerhöfer was allowed to run completely free on Timo Horn and pushed this ball through his legs. Cologne made a lot of effort, came to some major deals, but did not become dangerous. Fürth, on the other hand, managed that, and how: Jeremy Dudziak hit the inside post twice within seconds (32nd). On the other side, Cologne was only very close to a goal until the break when Anthony Modeste headed to Fürth’s goalkeeper Marius Funk (43.).
Only after the restart did the FC show the game that had previously distinguished him: It was now much faster to the top, the attackers finally in dangerous positions and Andersson scored after a glaring preparatory work by Schmitz. The first goal of the season for the Swede, who failed just moments later on Funk (53rd). Cologne turned the game around in no time: Skhiri pushes a corner over the line.
Since Cologne continued to play very aggressively, the encounter remained open, and Fürth also continued to look dangerous. made everything clear to Skhiri after a loss.