Highlights

0:19

WATCH: MODESTE: "EVERYTHING'S POSSIBLE IN FOOTBALL"

0:24

WATCH: HRADECKY: "IT MAKES ME REALLY ANGRY"

0:21

WATCH: HECTOR: "WE SHOULDN'T GIVE UP"

90'
+ 4

ALL OVER!

A pulsating finish to this derby as Cologne fight back from a two-goal deficit to earn a deserved 2-2 draw with rivals Leverkusen. The visitors were two-goals to the good and coasting at half-time but were caught cold in the second period by their hosts. A point gained for Cologne and very much two points dropped by Leverkusen who ended the game holding onto one.
Full-time
90'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Louis Schaub
Louis Schaub
sub
Mark Uth
Mark Uth
90'

THREE MINUTES ADDED ON

The board goes up and we'll have an additional three minutes. Time running out for both sides.
90'

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

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.
1.
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby34.07km/h
2.
Piero Martin Hincapie Reyna
Piero Martin Hincapie Reyna33.57km/h
3.
Anthony Modeste
Anthony Modeste33.43km/h
89'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Robert Andrich
Robert Andrich
86'

Substitution

sub
Lucas Alario
Lucas Alario
sub
Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick
85'

WILL WE SEE A WINNER?

Just five minutes to go now and it's anyone's game to win. With that said, however, the home side look most like collecting all three points. Leverkusen remain a threat on the break but they're far from making the running in an attacking sense. Alario on for Schick to try and change that.
83'

GOAL! MODESTE!

This time Modeste does draw Cologne level as he outmuscles his marker and nods home from eight yards. What a turnaround from the hosts, who will be delighted and pushing for a winner now. Leverkusen will be wondering how they've thrown this away.
82'

Anthony Modeste

GOAL!

2:2
Anthony Modeste
Goal probability
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 %
80'

COLOGNE DOUBLE SWAP

It's the Billy Goats making a double change this time, with Schindler and Thielmann thrown on. Just 10 minutes to go now, will we see some late drama?
79'

Substitution

sub
Jan Thielmann
Jan Thielmann
sub
Florian Kainz
Florian Kainz
79'

SHOULD BE 2-2

Modeste is in an almost identical place from which he scored Cologne's first but he swings at fresh air this time and Leverkusen are let off the hook. He should have buried that.
79'

Substitution

sub
Kingsley Schindler
Kingsley Schindler
sub
Benno Schmitz
Benno Schmitz
77'

HELLO MR. ANDERSSON

Cologne do reach for Andersson from the bench and they now have Andersson, Modeste and Uth all on the pitch. Leverkusen make a double change themselves, with Tapsoba and Palacios entering the fray.
77'

Substitution

sub
Exequiel Palacios
Exequiel Palacios
sub
Florian Wirtz
Florian Wirtz
77'

Substitution

sub
Edmond Tapsoba
Edmond Tapsoba
sub
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby
77'

Substitution

sub
Sebastian Andersson
Sebastian Andersson
sub
Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
74'

WIRTZ THE WORKHORSE

He may not have had as much of an attacking impact as we've come to expect in recent weeks but Wirtz has put in a proper shift today.
Distance run (km)
9.8
10.1
Dejan LjubicicFlorian Wirtz
71'

20 TO GO

Can Cologne find an equaliser? They're pushing and we could soon see Andersson in the pursuit of a second. Leverkusen, meanwhile, need to regain some control.
65'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby
64'

GOAL! MODESTE!

Now then, Cologne finally do test Hradecky and Modeste beats him to put his team back in contention. The striker collects the ball at the far post and applies a precise finish to make it 2-1. Game on.
63'

Anthony Modeste

GOAL!

1:2
Anthony Modeste
Goal probability
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.
23 %
62'

COLOGNE WIDE OF THE MARK

The home side have now surpassed the away team with efforts on goal but, crucially, have had only one on target and the others haven't been close to testing Hradecky. Until now...
Goal attempts
9off target
1on target
3off target
5on target
58'

SCHICK SHOULD SCORE

Yet another rapid Leverkusen counter sees Diaby free Schick, who looks to chip Horn but his effort is drifting wide before being cleared behind for a corner.
53'

PASSES NOT CONNECTING

Cologne have attempted quite a few more passes than their visitors but they're struggling to make telling ones. This also illustrates just how good Leverkusen have been on the counter.
Passes
256
156
49'

LEVERKUSEN BACK ON TOP

Cologne ended that first period on top but Leverkusen have immediately regained control in the opening exchanges after the break.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY

Away we go for the second-half, with Leverkusen making their second change of the game. Hincapie - who was excellent - makes way for Bakker. Can only think that's an injury precaution.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 4

Substitution

sub
Mitchel Bakker
Mitchel Bakker
sub
Piero Hincapie
Piero Hincapie
45'
+ 4

LEVERKUSEN LEAD AT THE BREAK

That's that for the first-half in Cologne, where two goals in two minutes put Leverkusen in control. Schick and Bellarabi were the men that found the back of the net, and Leverkusen were in cruise mode from there. Cologne did have a superb chance to pull one back through Hector - who has twice gone close - and that will give them hope for a second-half turnaround but they need a big improvement.
Half-time
45'

HOW'S HE MISSED?

Hector should have halved the deficit as he's found in the middle of the Leverkusen penalty box with a free header that he can only direct wide. Their best chance yet and a let-off for Leverkusen.
43'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Kerem Demirbay
Kerem Demirbay
40'

FIVE MINUTES TO HALF-TIME

Cologne could really do with a goal here...
37'

BELLARABI HOBBLES OFF

That's the end of Bellarabi's afternoon, as he drops to the floor off the ball with an injury and has to be replaced by Adli.
36'

THREE ON TWO...

Not for the first time, Leverkusen run at pace toward the Cologne goal with a man advantage but Wirtz's pass is behind Schick and the striker's return is undercooked as they fail to make the chance count. A bit sloppy in the end.
36'

Substitution

sub
Amine Adli
Amine Adli
sub
Karim Bellarabi
Karim Bellarabi
36'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Mark Uth
Mark Uth
33'

CAN COLOGNE FIND A GOAL?

The home side are finally starting to threaten and captain Hector lets fly from the edge of the box but is denied a superb goal by the fingertips of Hradecky.
30'

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

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.
1.
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby33.86km/h
2.
Piero Martin Hincapie Reyna
Piero Martin Hincapie Reyna33.57km/h
3.
Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick33.42km/h
26'

OFF THE BAR

Leverkusen almost have a third. In a rapid counter-attack, Frimpong is free on the right of Cologne's box and fires against the bar. With the hosts outnumbered and Schick waiting a tap-in in the middle, he should've squared that.
25'

IMPRESSIVE HINCAPIE

Making just his fourth Bundesliga appearance - and second start - Hincapie has been excellent at left-back. As you can see here, he's won just about every tackle.
Duels won
6
10
Benno SchmitzPiero Hincapie
23'

COLOGNE PENNED IN

The home side just haven't gotten going here and they are firmly penned inside their own half with no outlet. They're still yet to have a shot and have struggled to get anywhere near the Leverkusen box. A big improvement needed.
17'

GOAL! BELLARABI!

One brings two, and all that! Bellarabi this time finds the back of the net, rifling in from the right at the back post. Leverkusen are suddenly 2-0 up with two goals in two minutes, and it's a long way back from here for Cologne.
17'

Karim Bellarabi

GOAL!

0:2
Karim Bellarabi
Goal probability
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.
33 %
16'

GOAL! SCHICK!

Just as we say it's been quiet in front of goal, Leverkusen take the lead. It's that man Schick who has his team in front, stabbing home from Diaby's through ball. It's a deserved lead for the visitors.
15'

Patrik Schick

GOAL!

0:1
Patrik Schick
Goal probability
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.
31 %
14'

QUIET AT BOTH ENDS

There have been no real chances of note so far, with Cologne yet to manage a shot and Leverkusen having had just two that weren't testing Horn.
Goal attempts
0off target
0on target
1off target
1on target
9'

COLOGNE BOSSING THE BALL?

This is a surprising stat to see, showing that Cologne have actually enjoyed the majority of possession so far. An odd one as it feels like they've barely had a touch.
Possession (%)
5941
8'

WIDE FROM WIRTZ

Leverkusen are looking more and more dangerous with that man Wirtz at the heart of everything. He flashes wide from the edge of the box with the latest warning sign for the hosts.
5'

LEVERKUSEN SETTLING WELL

It's the away side that have warmed to things quickest so far. Wirtz is met with a chorus of boos as he gets on the ball and tries to slide Schick through on goal but it's got slightly too much on it.
3'

A LOVELY DAY IN COLOGNE

It really looks a stunner in Cologne today. It's 14 degrees Celsius, which you cam imagine is crisp in the shade but lovely in the bright sunshine. A cracking day for it.
1'

AND WE'RE OFF!

Here we go...
Kick-off!

FIVE MINUTES UNTIL KICK-OFF

We're just five minutes away from the start in a glorious looking Cologne. Who's claiming derby day bragging rights today? We'll soon find out...

10 MINUTES TO GO!

WIRTZ ON FIRE

Former Cologne academy player Wirtz could be a reason for the hosts to be left seeing red once again today. The Germany international has had a hand in at least one goal in each of his league appearances this season, while no player in the division has provided more assists than his six.

SEEING RED

It's safe to say that this is a heated derby and Cologne have had more red cards against Leverkusen (10) than against any other club in the Bundesliga, with Leverkusen likewise receiving 10 reds in this Rhine derby.
3:02

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BELLARABI AND HINCAPIE IN FOR B04

Leverkusen have made three changes to the side that lost to champions Bayern Munich last time out, with Robert Andrich, Karim Bellarabi and Piero Hincapie all coming into the starting XI. Patrik Schick and Florian Wirtz will be the centre of attention at the top of the pitch with both in fine form so far this season.

LJUBICIC STARTS FOR HOSTS

Dejan Ljubicic is back in the Cologne midfield after injury today to replace Ellyes Skhiri who misses out through injury himself. Sebastian Andersson is also among the substitutes after an illness, while club captain Jonas Hector has recovered from a cold to start at left-back.

LEVERKUSEN SUBS

Lunev, Retsos, Bakker, Paulinho, Amiri, Tapsoba, Alario, Palacios, Adli

LEVERKUSEN TEAM

Hradecky (c) - Frimpong, Kossounou, Tah, Hincapie - Andrich, Demirbay - Bellarabi, Wirtz, Diaby - Schick

COLOGNE SUBS

Schwäbe, Hübers, Andersson, Schindler, Ehizibue, Schaub, Mere, Thielmann, Ostrak

COLOGNE TEAM

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

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