Due to a knee injury, Timo Horn experienced 1. FC Köln’s 4-1 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach from the stands. Even before the start of the game, the FC keeper suspected that the billy goats could win the derby because he was injured before this duel, of all places.
1. FC Köln celebrates the second Derby win in a row against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday afternoon. On February 6th of this year, the billy goats won 2: 1, this time they prevailed 4: 1. Timo Horn experienced the victory from the stands, a knee injury prevented a mission. That reminded the 28-year-old of a similar incident in November 2016.
Horn: “Maybe it’s a good omen”
Back then, Horn suffered a meniscus injury just before the derby in Mönchengladbach, and Thomas Kessler was in his place. Today’s licensed player manager conceded a goal from Lars Stindl in the 32nd minute, but after Anthony Modeste (59th) equalized, Marcel Risse scored in stoppage time with a direct free kick to make it 2-1 for FC. Because of the deja vu, Horn suspected on sky-Microphone before the start of the game, which could lead to the game: “When I injured my meniscus back then, it was right before the derby. Maybe it’s a good omen, back then we were 2-1 with a dream goal from Marcel Risse won. I would sign that for today too. “
18 points after 13 games
This time the field of victory was significantly higher because not only Dejan Ljubicic (55th) and Mark Uth (77th), but also Ondrej Duda (78th) and Sebastian Andersson (90th + 3) scored. With the victory, Cologne occupies tenth place in the table (alongside 18 points), tied with Gladbach, and the lead over the relegation places is five points. At Geißbockheim everything stays in order – and the derby win should inspire the team for the rest of the first half of the season.