Highlights

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WATCH: RYERSON: "MODESTE IS CLEVER IN THE BOX"

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BAUMGART: "IF MODESTE WANTS MY HAT, HE HAS TO SCORE THREE!"

90'
+ 6

IT ENDS ALL SQUARE

The referee blows for full-time and it's two goals apiece on the night with the points shared. Anthony Modeste is the hero for Cologne with a lovely brace, but Union did very well to respond and lead for much of the second half. Good night from Cologne!
Full-time
90'
+ 4

ALL COLOGNE HERE

The home side are really pushing for a winner. They've got a free-kick in the centre of the park...
90'
+ 3

FINAL MINUTE

We're down to just 60 seconds here in Cologne...
90'

STOPPAGE TIME ARRIVES

There will be a minimum of 4 minutes for one of these teams to find a winner.
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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1.
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi 34.54km/h
2.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 34.19km/h
3.
Anthony Modeste
Anthony Modeste 33.32km/h
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89'

SHOULD HAVE BEEN AHEAD!

Thielman floats a ball over the top right to Kainz who should have scored a winner. Instead, his shot hits the ground and bounces over the goal.
88'

NEARLY ANOTHER QUICK ANSWER

Union almost restore their lead immediately. A whole stadium thanks Timo Horn's quick reactions .
86'

THERE IT IS!

Cologne win themselves another corner and this time, Kainz gets it inch perfect. The ball flies as if guided right onto Anthony Modeste's head, who sends it across goal into the opposite corner of the net.
86'

Anthony Modeste

GOAL!

2 : 2
Anthony Modeste
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.
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15 %
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84'

Substitution

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Levin Öztunali
Levin Öztunali
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Genki Haraguchi
Genki Haraguchi
84'

Substitution

sub
Kevin Behrens
Kevin Behrens
sub
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi
83'

REF BLOWS THE WHISTLE

Kainz puts the ball in, but the referee sees a foul in the box and blows his whistle.
83'

CORNER ON THE RIGHT

Kainz is on the ball and will be looking to whip it in
81'

LAST TEN MINUTES

We're into the closing stages here with just ten minutes left to play. Colong need to find some creativity and fast.
77'

HECTOR WITH A GREAT SHOT

Cologne have had a good passage of play and captain Jonas Hector nearly makes himself the hero with an excellent shot that Luthe just manages to turn away.
77'

Substitution

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Sebastian Andersson
Sebastian Andersson
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Mark Uth
Mark Uth
73'

UNION IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

The visitors are looking in control here. They're able to handle everything Cologne are throwing at them and look menacing when they can break at pace on the counter.
72'

Substitution

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Andreas Voglsammer
Andreas Voglsammer
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Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker
71'

TWENTY MINUTES LEFT

Cologne have just 20 minutes to get themselves back into this match.
66'

FIRST CHANGES

Steffen Baumgart has decided to change things up in the search for an equaliser.
65'

Substitution

sub
Jan Thielmann
Jan Thielmann
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Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
65'

Substitution

sub
Luca Kilian
Luca Kilian
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Timo Hübers
Timo Hübers
62'

GOT TO BE MORE GOALS IN IT

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The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
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We've got half an hour to play, and, according to xG, Cologne should have something more to show for their efforts. Will they get their goal yet?
xGoals
1
1.87
0.81
2
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57'

COUNTER BREAKS DOWN

Union streak away from their box towards the Cologne goal in a 3-on-2. Haraguchi just mishits his pass and it goes straight to the Cologne defence, who gratefully clear.
54'

CAPTAIN NEARLY GETS THE GOAL

Kainz sends a ball in over the top from a free-kick. Jonas Hector finds himself free in front of goal but just can't get his head to the ball to deflect it in.
54'

Yellow card

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Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
52'

LUBICIC FORCES A SAVE

Cologne are fighting for their equaliser and Dejan Lubicic goes close with a good shot from a good distance out. Luthe does well to get down and make the stop, however.
49'

KAINZ WHIPS IT IN

Cologne have a free-kick that Florian Kainz whips in with pace. Union get it away and Cologne can't make a follow-up shot count.
46'

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

Union get us back underway as they seek to defend, and extend, their lead over Cologne.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 3

BALLHOGS

Cologne have decidedly had the lion's share of possession and will be looking to continue the trend in the second half, as well as translate that dominance into now much-needed goals.
Possession (%)
6832
45'
+ 3

PULSATING FIRST HALF

Cologne and Union have served up some excellent action so far. The visitors have the lead going into the break and you would have to say that it's against the run of play. Cologne have generally been the better side, but Union took advantage of the chances they had.
45'
+ 3

NEARLY A THIRD!

Awoniyi does extremely well to turn and make some space for himself, but his shot sails over the bar. Union will be wishing that this half never ends.
Half-time
45'
+ 1

THERE'S THE LEAD!

Prömel has Haraguchi to thank as the Japanese slides the pass into his path for him to slot home past Horn. The chance came from a poor pass from Rafael Czichos. Cologne will be kicking themselves for giving that one away.
45'
+ 1

Grischa Prömel

GOAL!

1 : 2
Grischa Prömel
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.
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13 %
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43'

MODESTE HEADER SAVED

Jonas Hector whips in a cross from the left right onto Modeste's head. His header is on target, but Luthe is equal to it.
41'

NEARLY A SECOND!

Duda almost gives Cologne the lead as he cuts in from the right and fires a dangerous-looking shot that finds the side netting.
38'

CHANCES PRETTY EVEN

No team is really bossing the chances just yet.
Goal attempts
5 off target
1 on target
4 off target
1 on target
32'

GOALS WAITING IN THE WINGS?

Cologne are directing their attacking efforts down the flanks and looking for ways to get the ball in to Modeste and Uth. So far, Union have done well to handle the threat.
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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1.
Anthony Modeste
Anthony Modeste 33.32km/h
2.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 32.89km/h
3.
Timo Hübers
Timo Hübers 30.85km/h
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27'

CHANCE SQUANDERED

Awoniyi will feel he should have done better as he tries to burst into the Cologne box. The home side gave the ball away needlessly in the midfield, but the striker can't translate it into a shooting opportunity.
24'

MODESTE HEADS OVER

Modeste jumps high and gets his head to it, but cannot get enough direction on the ball.
23'

CORNER

Cologne can try their luck from a set piece here. Uth to take it..
22'

FRANTIC PACE

Both teams are really up for this one and every man on the pitch is fighting for every ball.
18'

CARDS ALL ROUND

Modeste and Union keeper Luthe also go into the referee's book for an altercation as the wall is being set up.
18'

Yellow card

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Andreas Luthe
Andreas Luthe
17'

Yellow card

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Anthony Modeste
Anthony Modeste
16'

FREE-KICK ON THE RIGHT

Cologne are pressing high and they force an error from Baumgartl, who concedes a free-kick and is booked in the process.
16'

Yellow card

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Timo Baumgartl
Timo Baumgartl
14'

SHOT BLOCKED

Ryerson is making himself dangerous on the right as he gets the ball up to Taiwo Awoniyi, who gets a quick shot off, but it's blocked and goes out for a corner.
11'

FANS FINDING THEIR VOICE AGAIN

The RheinEnergie Stadion got quiet in a big hurry with the equaliser, but the cheers and songs are coming back as the fans cheer their team on.
9'

BACK ON LEVEL TERMS

It didn't take long for Union to respond to going behind. Cologne fail to get the ball away and the Berliners get it across the area for Julian Ryerson to run onto it and lash a shot past Timo Horn.
9'

Julian Ryerson

GOAL!

1 : 1
Julian Ryerson
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.
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6 %
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7'

COLOGNE HAVE THE LEAD

Anthony Modeste delights the home fans as he taps home the rebound off the crossbar. A long shot from Kainz dips just onto the bar and Modeste is a hunter in his natural habitat right in front of goal.
7'

Anthony Modeste

GOAL!

1 : 0
Anthony Modeste
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.
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99 %
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4'

UNION CORNER

The visitors have a chance from the corner flag, and the ball is put in with some speed. Unfortunately for the Union fans, the restulting header. goes just wide.
2'

UTH FREE-KICK

Modeste is bundled over by Friedrich about 40 yards from goal, over to the left. It's a first opportunity for Cologne to get the ball into Union's box, but Uth's delivery is headed clear by a defender.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The home side get the ball rolling!
Kick-off!

PRE-MATCH FORMALITIES

The teams are out on the pitch, hands have been shaken... it's almost go-time here!
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STAGE SET

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UNUSUAL RECORD BECKONS FOR AWONIYI

The Union forward could become the first player in history to be substituted on each of the first 11 Matchdays of a Bundesliga season, if he is taken off at some point today.
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WATCH: UNION ARRIVE AT THE RHEINENERGIESTADION

TEAM NEWS - COLOGNE

Cologne have made two changes following their 2-0 defeat in Dortmund last week. Czichos and Kainz return to the starting line-up for Kilian and Thielmann.

TEAM NEWS - UNION

Union head coach Urs Fischer makes five changes from the side that slipped to a 2-1 reverse to Feyenoord in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday, as Jaeckel, Trimmel, Puchasz, Öztunali and Behrens make way for Baumgartl, Ryerson, Gießelmann, Prömel and Awoniyi.

COLOGNE STARTING XI

T. Horn - Schmitz, Hübers, Czichos, Hector (c) - Ljubicic - Özcan, Duda, Kainz - Modeste, Uth

COLOGNE SUBS

Schwäbe, Andersson, Killian, Schindler, Ehizibue, Schaub, Mere, Thielmann, Ostak

UNION STARTING XI

Luthe - Friedrich (c), Knoche, Baumgartl - Ryerson, Khedira, Prömel, Gießelmann - Haraguchi - Becker, Awoniyi

UNION SUBS

Rönnow, Jaeckel, Öztunali, Voglsammer, Behrens, Endo, Oczipka, Trimmel, Möhwald
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