Bielefeld - Slawomir Peszko earned 1. FC Köln a hard-fought 1-0 win at DSC Arminia Bielefeld on Matchday 12.

Though chances were at a premium in the first-half, the visitors, unbeaten in the current campaign, looked the more threatening side. The Billy Goats enjoyed the majority of possession at the SchücoArena, but clear-cut goalscoring chances proved hard to come by for the two-time Bundesliga champions. Patrick Helmes had the visitors' best opportunity of the first half, but the striker failed to find the target.

Köln threw bodies forward in search of the lead after the break and it paid dividends ten minutes from time when Polish attacking midfielder Peszko tapped in Matthias Lehmann's pin-point cross for his third goal of the season. Köln are now three points clear of second-place 1. FC Union Berlin, having played a game more than their rivals.

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