Highlights

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WATCH: HECTOR: "WE'VE WAITED A LONG TIME FOR THREE POINTS!

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WATCH: BORNAUW: "I'M REALLY HAPPY"

90'
+ 6

HUGE WIN FOR COLOGNE!

The home side were on the ropes throughout the first half, and it appeared only a matter of time before Leipzig scored. The Billy Goats went ahead against the run of play early in the second half though, and even though the visitors did eventually pull a goal back, Hector scored his second of the game just moments later. Cologne are now level with Hertha on 26 points, giving them a real chance of avoiding relegation now.
Full-time
90'
+ 5

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Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
90'
+ 5

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Rafael Czichos
Rafael Czichos
90'
+ 4

KLUIVERT SURELY... BUT NO!

The ball comes to Kluivert at the back post and he seems certain to score, but he side-foots his low shot onto the outside of the upright! What a finale that would have been!
90'
+ 2

WINDING DOWN THE CLOCK

Two more substitutions for the hosts, who are doing all they can to chip away at the time remaining.
90'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Max Meyer
Max Meyer
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Dominick Drexler
Dominick Drexler
90'
+ 2

STOPPAGE TIME

There'll be four minutes of added time.
90'
+ 2

Substitution

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Salih Özcan
Salih Özcan
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Jonas Hector
Jonas Hector
90'

AGONISINGLY CLOSE FOR KLUIVERT!

Upamecano wins a header in the Cologne box and it comes to Kluivert at the back post. He redirects his header back across goal and it loops up, for a moment looking like it'll drop into the net, but instead floating just over.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Justin Dean Kluivert
Justin Dean Kluivert 34.33km/h
2.
Lukas Klostermann
Lukas Klostermann 33.97km/h
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Kingsley Ehizibue
Kingsley Ehizibue 33.57km/h
85'

CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE

Leipzig link up nicely down the left, with Angelino, Kampl and Hwang all involved before the ball is flicked through to Kluivert. The final ball is just too strong for the Dutchman though and it bobbles out for a goal kick.
83'

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Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
82'

OVER FROM SÖRLOTH

Nkunku delivers a corner from the left, deep into the Cologne penalty area. Sörloth is first to it but he's stretching as he makes contact and it flies over the bar.
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HECTOR CLOSE TO A PB

Hector's brace today means he now has three goals in 16 appearances this season, leaving him needing just one more to equal his personal best tally of four, which he set last term - albeit across 29 outings.
77'

ANOTHER ATTACKER FOR LEIPZIG

Hwang takes Mukiele's place. He joins fellow attackers Sörloth, Nkunku, Olmo, Kluivert and Angelino in the push for goals in the final stages.
77'

Substitution

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Hee-Chan Hwang
Hee-Chan Hwang
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Nordi Mukiele
Nordi Mukiele
75'

SCHMITZ ON

Ehizibue was booked earlier in the game and he came away from that foul on Angelino with a verbal warning. Cologne coach Funkel is taking no chances and brings the defender off, with Schmitz taking his place at the back.
75'

Substitution

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Benno Schmitz
Benno Schmitz
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Kingsley Ehizibue
Kingsley Ehizibue
73'

... HORN SAVES FROM ANGELINO!

Angelino takes the free-kick himself. His low shot takes a deflection on its way through, but Horn reacts well and sticks out a leg to keep it out.
72'

FREE-KICK TO LEIPZIG...

Ehizibue brings down Angelino right on the edge of the Cologne penalty area and Leipzig have a free-kick in dangerous territory...
69'

RUTHLESS EFFICIENCY

Cologne have only had five shots all game, with just three of them on target, but they’ve put the ball in the net twice. Leipzig, by contrast, have had 15 efforts on goal.
Goal attempts
2 off target
3 on target
12 off target
3 on target
66'

LEIPZIG THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND

Another attack-minded change as Kluivert comes on for Halstenberg as Leipzig seek a way back into this game. Cologne also make a change as Kainz replaces Wolf in attacking midfield for Cologne.
66'

Substitution

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Florian Kainz
Florian Kainz
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Marius Wolf
Marius Wolf
66'

Substitution

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Justin Kluivert
Justin Kluivert
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Marcel Halstenberg
Marcel Halstenberg
62'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Nagelsmann already had these changes lined up before Hector's second goal, but he'll need them even more now with Olmo coming on for Forsberg and Angelino replacing Adams to give the visitors greater attacking thrust.
61'

Substitution

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Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
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Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
61'

Substitution

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Angeliño
Angeliño
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Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams
60'

HECTOR AGAIN!

Leipzig are caught napping and just 100 seconds after conceding the equaliser, Cologne restore their lead! Hector collects a nice flick just outside the box, holds off his marker and drills a low shot into the bottom corner!
60'

Jonas Hector

GOAL!

2 : 1
Jonas Hector
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
13 %
59'

STUNNING FROM HAIDARA!

This is some strike from the Leipzig midfielder! Sörloth does brilliantly to hold the ball up after collecting a long ball forward. He touches it back to Halstenberg, who squares the ball to Haidara on the edge of the Cologne area. He's completely unmarked and has time to settle himself before smashing a brilliant shot past Horn! Game on!
59'

Amadou Haidara

GOAL!

1 : 1
Amadou Haidara
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
10 %
56'

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Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano
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SECOND OF THE SEASON FOR HECTOR

He doesn't get many, with just 11 in 163 Bundesliga games, but that could be one of Hector's biggest career goals. His only other strike this season was in the 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen on Matchday 24.
52'

LEIPZIG PUSHING

That goal has put the wind in Leipzig's sails and they're throwing everything forward in search of an equaliser. Cologne are sitting deep and in numbers though, making it hard for the away side to get near Horn's goal.
47'

COLOGNE LEAD OUT OF THE BLUE!

Cologne have been second best for most of the match but they've taken a shock lead here. Wolf produces a brilliant cross from the left, curling it towards the back post. Upamecano gets caught watching the ball, giving Cologne captain Hector a free header from six yards out, which he thunders past Gulacsi!
46'

Jonas Hector

GOAL!

1 : 0
Jonas Hector
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
24 %
46'

COLOGNE KICK-OFF

The hosts get the ball rolling again. No changes from either side during the interval.
Kick-off!
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LEIPZIG BETTER, BUT NO GOALS

Julian Nagelsmann's side have had 13 shots at goal to Cologne's three, and really looked like scoring in the opening 10 minutes when they flew out of the traps. They've dominated proceedings so far but haven't managed to fashion a gilt-edged chance to take the lead. Cologne have only had a couple of sniffs of goal but have largely been forced to defend for most of the half.
Half-time
45'

EHIZIBUE SHOOTS

Duda's free-kick from the left is only half cleared by Leipzig and it falls to Ehizibue around 25 yards out. He shoots on the volley, but it takes a couple of deflections and doesn't cause Gulacsi any trouble.
42'

HORN DENIES SÖRLOTH

Another header for Sörloth, this time from around 12 yards out. He gets good power on the ball but it's too close to Horn and the Cologne stopper makes the save.
40'

PASS MASTERS

Not only have Leipzig made considerably more passes than Cologne, they're also more accurate when they do, with 89 per cent of them finding a teammate, compared to Cologne's 74 per cent
Passes
127
337
38'

DUDA POKES IT WIDE!

Cologne's second chance of the game as Leipzig give away possession cheaply in defence. A low cross from the right goes towards the near post and Duda is first to it on the stretch, but he prods it just wide of goal.
35'

NKUNKU AGAIN!

The Frenchman leaves Ehizibue on the floor after twisting this way and that inside the penalty area. He gets a shot off on his left foot from a tight angle, but his fierce drive whistles just over.
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SÖRLOTH FRUSTRATED

The Leipzig forward has been lively so far, but he shows his frustration here after heading wide a few moments ago.
30'

OVER FROM NKUNKU

Leipzig win a free-kick in a central position, about 30 yards from goal. Normally it'd be one for captain Sabitzer to take, but Nkunku grabs it in his absence. He goes for goal but his shot goes high over the goal.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano 33.15km/h
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Nordi Mukiele
Nordi Mukiele 31.90km/h
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Ellyes Skhiri
Ellyes Skhiri 31.70km/h
27'

WIDE FROM SÖRLOTH!

An absolutely stunning cross from Halstenberg, whipping the ball from the left over Czichos and onto Sörloth's head at the back post. The Norwegian seems to be caught off guard a little as it drops to him, and he gets his angles wrong with a free header from eight yards out.
25'

FIRST SHOT FOR COLOGNE!

Hector leads a counter-attack and is momentarily two on one, with Wolf up with him for support. The Cologne captain appears to be in on goal when Upamecano slips, opening up space, but a couple of Leipzig defenders hurry back to cover. Hector still gets a shot away, firing low towards the bottom corner from 20 yards, but Gulacsi makes a comfortable save.
24'

UPAMECANO OFF TARGET

Halstenberg curls in a free-kick from the left and it finds Upamecano, arriving near the penalty spot. He gets a header on it but can only glance the ball out of the other side of the area.
23'

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Kingsley Ehizibue
Kingsley Ehizibue
21'

NKUNKU BLOCKED

Sörloth again feeds Nkunku on the inside-left channel. The Frenchman cuts inside, now on the corner of the penalty area, and gets a shot away, but Bornauw stretches out a leg and blocks it before the ball has travelled far.
19'

ONE-WAY TRAFFIC

A visual representation of Leipzig's dominance so far...
Possession (%)
3565
17'

WELL ORGANISED

Cologne are setting themselves up in a 4-5-1 formation when not in possession, cramming the midfield to prevent Leipzig finding any space to play through them. The lines are very close together and now the visitors, having had a flurry of chances early on, can't get behind the home defence.
13'

COLOGNE SETTLING

The Billy Goats appear to have survived the Leipzig storm - for now at least - and are beginning to string some passes together. They still haven't created any serious danger going forward, but they're no longer hemmed in around their own box.
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LEIPZIG ON TOP

Christopher Nkunku and Leipzig have had Cologne on the ropes in these first few minutes.
7'

BRIGHT START

Leipzig are really going for it in these early stages, pressing their hosts high up the pitch. They've already had four shots on goal, while Cologne are yet to really get near the away side's penalty area.
Goal attempts
0 off target
0 on target
4 off target
0 on target
5'

NKUNKU INTO THE SIDE NETTING!

Sörloth slips a pass into Nkunku's path on the left-hand side of the penalty area. He drills a low shot towards the near post but it's into the side netting.
4'

HAIADARA AGAIN!

Another glimpse of goal for the Mali international, collecting the return pass after playing a one-two with Sörloth, but his first-time strike on his left foot from 16 yards sails over the bar.
2'

EARLY CHANCES FOR LEIPZIG!

Nkunku lays the ball off to Haidara, about 10 yards out, but the midfielder doesn't make a clean connection with his free shot at goal. Leipzig manage to recycle possession quickly and a cross comes to Forsberg at the back post. He shoots straight away but it's blocked before Horn needs to make a save!
1'

HERE WE GO!

Leipzig, playing in an all-white strip, get Matchday 30 up and running!
Kick-off!

ALMOST TIME!

The players are out on the pitch. Just the pre-match formalities to go and then we'll be off!

THE STAKES

Leipzig can move to within four points of leaders Bayern, for a couple of hours at least, with victory here, but Cologne will be equally determined to get the win. The hosts have just 23 points on the board and sit in 17th, but a win would move them level with Hertha Berlin in the relegation play-off spot and just one point from outright safety.
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WATCH: THE STAGE IS SET

TEAM NEWS - COLOGNE

Cologne looked a little blunt going forward in the derby against Leverkusen on Saturday, so new head coach Friedhelm Funkel has made three changes: Dennis, Kainz and Meyer are all replaced in attack by Duda, Drexler and Rexhbecaj.
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WATCH: LEIPZIG ARRIVE AT THE RHEINENERGIESTADION

TEAM NEWS - LEIPZIG

Visiting coach Julian Nagelsmann has made five changes to the side that as held to a 0-0 draw at home to Hoffenheim on Friday: Olmo, Angelino Orban and Konate all drop to the bench, while captain Sabitzer misses out with a knock. They're replaced by Sörloth, Haidara, Klosterman, Halstenberg and Kampl respectively. Poulsen is also absent here with a thigh complaint.

COLOGNE STARTING XI

T. Horn - Ehizibue, Bornauw, Czichos, J.Horn - Skhiri, Hector (c) - Wolf, Drexler, Rexhbecaj - Duda

COLOGNE SUBS

Zieler, Schimtz, Katterbach, Mere, Kainz, Meyer, Özcan, Arokadare, Dennis

LEIPZIG STARTING XI

Gulacsi (c) - Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg - Mukiele, Adams, Kampl, Haidara - Nkunku, Forsberg - Sörloth

LEIPZIG SUBS

Martinez, Angelino, Orban, Konate, Hwang, Samardzic, Kluivert, Olmo, Henrichs

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between 1. FC Köln and RB Leipzig on Matchday 30 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.