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90' + 1'

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90'

UNION CLIMBING

This sixth victory of the season for Union Berlin is going to see them rise to 10th in the table, just five points behind Bayern Munich in seventh. An incredible start to the debut Bundesliga season of Union, who have also drawn just one game this campaign.
87'
<- Felix Kroos
-> Robert Andrich
84'

COLOGNE FANS HAVING FUN

Despite their team being 0-2 down, the travelling Cologne fans are making plenty of noise in the away end and bouncing around in party mode. 
81'
substitutesRobert Andrich
78'

RYERSON SO CLOSE

A fantastic cross from the left is whipped into the Cologne box by Bülter and Ryerson looks to get on the end of it, but just can't make up the ground in time at the back post.
77'
<- Julian Ryerson
-> Marcus Ingvartsen
75'

UNION LOOKING COMFORTABLE

Cologne have just wasted a free-kick opportunity on the edge of the Union box and you get the feeling that it could be one of those days again for the Billy Goats. However, late heroics did save them last time out, and Cordoba is still on the pitch...
72'
<- Anthony Modeste
-> Simon Terodde
68'

LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION

A more attack-minded midfield option in Florian Kainz comes on for Marco Höger now with Cologne looking to get a spark in this second half. They have played some good football up until the final pass in the Union half, which has been a let down for them so far with too many unforced errors.
68'
<- Florian Kainz
-> Marco Höger
65'
substitutesDominick Drexler
63'
<- Marius Bülter
-> Sebastian Polter
61'

GIKIEWICZ DENIES TERODDE

The Cologne striker gets his head to Drexler's cross at the near post, but Gikiewicz stays big in the middle of his goal and parries the ball away with his left hand. It bounces off a defender, though, and almost ends up rolling into his own goal.
59'

ANDERSSON THE MAN FOR UNION

The Sweden international was Union's top goalscorer in their promotion campaign last season with 12 goals and already has eight this season in his and the club's first-ever season in the Bundesliga. It really is so important for a promoted club to have a proven goalscorer, and Union certainly have one in Andersson.
50'

ANDERSSON HAS A BRACE!

What a well-taken goal this is from Andersson. He latches onto a through ball into the box from Gentner and takes the ball around Horn as he dives in. He then cuts the ball back towards goal, avoiding the lunging attempted block of one defender but Bornauw clears the ball off the line. Or so it seems. A quick check of the watch from referee Patrick Ittrich and goal-line technology tells him that it's a goal.
50'

Sebastian Andersson

GOAL!

2 : 0
Sebastian Andersson
47'

ANDERSSON CLOSE TO ANOTHER

Once again Cologne struggle to deal with a Union corner as Trimmel's set-piece is swung into the near post and Andersson makes the run to meet it, but he can't connect with the ball as he charged into the six-yard box.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY

A change at the break for Cologne as Louis Schaub comes on for Kingsley Ehizibue on the right flank.
Kick-off!
45'
<- Louis Schaub
-> Kingsley Ehizibue
Half-time
45'
substitutesKingsley Ehizibue
37'

UNION BLOW A HUGE COUNTER CHANCE

A mistake in the midfield hands Union the ball on the halfway line in a 4-on-1 situation. They pour forward and the ball is passed to Polter as they reach the edge of the Cologne box, but the Union striker was offside when the ball was played. He misplaced his pass after that anyway, though, as he looked to set-up Ingvartsen for the finish.
35'

A SWEDE IN FORM

While this most recent goal was Andersson's seventh of the season in total, it was actually his fourth in as many games for Union. Four of his seven have come using his head, which is the joint-best mark in the Bundesliga alongside Robert Lewandowski.
33'

ANDERSSON DOES IT AGAIN!

Trimmel whips in a corner and Andersson beats Terodde to the ball and powers a header through Horn and into the back of the net. His seventh goal already this season and another showcase of his quality.
33'

Sebastian Andersson

GOAL!

1 : 0
Sebastian Andersson
31'

ANDERSSON HAS A GO

The Union striker takes a shot from range and it's dipping towards the far bottom corner, but Horn gets his finger-tips to it and pushes it away.
29'

ANOTHER FREE-KICK FOR VERSTRATE

This time from an even better angle for the right-footed midfielder as he curls it towards the far post across goal, but Gikiewicz is once again equal to it and parries the ball away. Cologne having a great phase of the game here and dominating the ball.
26'

TERODDE SO CLOSE

Great work from Drexler who teases the Union defence on the left side of the box before poking the ball into the back where Terodde is waiting. He beats Hübner to it, but can only send his effort wide of the mark from close range.
23'

SUPERB FROM VERSTRATE

The Belgian midfielder curls a free-kick at goal from 25 yards and forces a solid save from Gikiwicz diving to his left. The first real effort on goal from the away side was a good one.
23'

COLOGNE HAPPY TO BATTLE

The physical presence of Cordoba and Terodde is giving Cologne a chance to really press the Union back line with power up top.
15'

ANDERSSON ALWAYS LURKING

Union's elusive striker gets on the end of a cross from Trimmel to clip the ball towards goal with his head, but it's a simple one for Horn. He just drifted from his marker into space there, as he so often does. One of the most fun strikers to watch in the league, who has won more aerial duels than any other player in the Bundesliga this season.
13'

UNION MORE CONFIDENT

You can see that Union's players are more confident about keeping possession and working the ball up the pitch. Cologne's long ball tactic has worked only occasionally so far this season, but they will try to get it back in action today with Terodde and Cordoba up top.
9'

EARLY BOOKING

Not an ideal way for Sobiech to start his first game of the season. He's judged to have gone in with an elbow into his aerial duel with Andersson.
8'
substitutesLasse Sobiech
5'

UNION STARTING BRIGHTLY

Opening shot on goal of the game has come from the home side after Union won possession in midfield and broke forward. Ingvartsen found Lenz on the left, but he sliced his shot wide of the mark.
1'

UNDERWAY IN THE CAPITAL

It's a packed crowd, as always for Union, as we get underway in Berlin.
Kick-off!

COLOGNE NEEDING POINTS

The Billy Goats come into this game very much in need of points in their fight to avoid relegation already. Markus Gisdol's side sit four points behind Fortuna Düsseldorf in 17th place, and eight points behind today's hosts Union in 12th. Last time out, Jhon Cordoba's late equaliser earned a vital point at home to Augsburg and they will want to build on the confidence taken from that result.

MEETING AGAIN IN THE BUNDESLIGA

Two of last season's promoted sides are now meeting for the first time in the Bundesliga. Cologne were Bundesliga 2 champions last season while Union beat VfB Stuttgart in the play-off, and the last time these two sides met produced a blistering start. The game finished 2-0 to the home side, but it was Marcel Hartel's overhead-kick after just 30 seconds which really set the night alight. Will we see anything like that again today?

BIG NAMES MISSING FOR GISDOL

Cologne's new coach is having to deal with Jonas Hector or Rafael Czichos today, both suspended. Lasse Sobiech comes in to make his first appearance of the season in place of Czichos at centre-back, while Noah Katterback is in for Hector and plays at left-back.

POLTER EARNS A START

The derby hero comes in to start ahead of Marius Bülter, while there have been a couple of changes in defence with Neven Subotic and Keven Schlotterbeck both not involved meaning that Florian Hübner and Michael Petersen come in to help form the three-man defence.

COLOGNE STARTING LINE-UP!

Horn – Schmitz, Bornauw, Sobiech, Katterbach – Ehizibue, Höger (c), Verstraete, Drexler – Cordoba, Terodde (SUBS:  Kralh, Risse, Schaub, Mere, Modeste, Skhiri, Kainz, Hauptmann)

UNION STARTING LINE-UP!

Gikiewicz – Freidrich, Hübner, Parensen – Trimmel (c), Gentner, Andrich, Lenz – Ingvartsen, Andersson, Polter (SUBS:  Nicolas, Ryerson, Ujah, Reichel, Bülter, Rapp, Kroos, Schmiedebach, Becker)
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