Highlights

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WATCH: SKHIRI: "WE PLAYED AS A TEAM"

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WATCH: BÜLTER FRUSTRATED AFTER DEFEAT IN COLOGNE

90'
+ 5

COLOGNE START WITH A BANG

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xGoals
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).
Schalke showed real fight, but that red card for Drexler proved decisive. Cologne were clinical, even without Modeste.
xGoals
3
4.6
0.38
1
Goals
Full-time
90'
+ 1

END TO END!

Brunner strikes the left-hand post for Schalke. Cologne go up the other end, where Kaminski is in the right place at the right time to block a certain goal for Lemperle. Superb entertainment in the Cathedral City!
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.
1.
Kingsley Schindler
Kingsley Schindler 32.71km/h
2.
Alex Kral
Alex Kral 32.67km/h
3.
Florian Dietz
Florian Dietz 32.51km/h
89'

MR. BUNDESLIGA 2

Schalke throw on Terodde, who was the top scorer in the second division last season with 30 goals. Bundesliga 2's record marksman (172 goals) produced eight of his 10 Bundesliga goals to date in the colours of ex-club Cologne.
89'

Substitution

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Kerim Çalhanoğlu
Kerim Çalhanoğlu
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Alex Kral
Alex Kral
88'

Substitution

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Simon Terodde
Simon Terodde
sub
Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter
87'

CLOSE!

A Cologne short corner has Schalke at sixes and sevens yet again. Thielmann toes goalwards from inside the area... wide!
86'

Substitution

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Tim Lemperle
Tim Lemperle
sub
Florian Dietz
Florian Dietz
85'

Substitution

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Mathias Olesen
Mathias Olesen
sub
Dejan Ljubicic
Dejan Ljubicic
81'

COLOGNE EXTEND LEAD!

That's surely all three points in the bag now. Adamyan does really well to shield the ball in the area and knock it back to Thielmann. His cross finds Ljubicic, whose towering header hits the post and goes in off the back of the diving Schwolow.
80'

Dejan Ljubicic

GOAL!

3 : 1
Dejan Ljubicic
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.
17 %
77'

Substitution

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Florian Flick
Florian Flick
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Tobias Mohr
Tobias Mohr
77'

Substitution

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Danny Latza
Danny Latza
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Tom Krauß
Tom Krauß
76'

SCHALKE PULL ONE BACK!

The Royal Blues halve the deficit, with their first attempt on goal since the 29th minute. Ouwejan swings in a free-kick from the left, and it's Bülter - stealing in ahead of Hector - who glances a header past Schwäbe.
76'

Substitution

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Kristian Pedersen
Kristian Pedersen
sub
Jeff Chabot
Jeff Chabot
76'

Substitution

sub
Linton Maina
Linton Maina
sub
Florian Kainz
Florian Kainz
76'

Marius Bülter

GOAL!

2 : 1
Marius Bülter
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.
6 %
74'

DESERVED LEAD

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xGoals
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).
Cologne are good value for their lead. Schalke just haven't troubled Schwäbe, that disallowed Zalazar goal aside.
xGoals
2
3.84
0.24
0
Goals
65'

COLOGNE SCORE A SECOND!

Another VAR review in Cologne's favour gives the home side daylight. Schwolow fumbles as a long throw-in is flicked on. Thielmann's follow-up is blocked, but Kainz sinks the rebound.
62'

Substitution

sub
Sargis Adamyan
Sargis Adamyan
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Kingsley Schindler
Kingsley Schindler
62'

Florian Kainz

GOAL!

2 : 0
Florian Kainz
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.
83 %
62'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
59'

KEY BATTLES

Distance run (km)
7.7
7.8
Ellyes Skhiri Tobias Mohr
59'

Fastest runner (km/h)
32.71
31.67
Kingsley Schindler Maya Yoshida
58'

Duels won
12
8
Jeff Chabot Tom Krauß
58'

Substitution

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Marius Bülter
Marius Bülter
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Rodrigo Zalazar
Rodrigo Zalazar
51'

Yellow card

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Cédric Brunner
Cédric Brunner
49'

COLOGNE LEAD!

Schalke come unstuck from a short-corner routine. Cologne work it really well to the edge of the area and back into the left-hand channel. Hector asks the question with a cross-shot that Kilian is able to poke over the line from close range.
49'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
49'

Luca Kilian

GOAL!

1 : 0
Luca Kilian
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.
96 %
47'

SHOOT ON SIGHT

Ljubicic is given so much room once more as the Schalke defenders back. He lets fly from 25 yards, but Schwolow is able to fend it to safety.
Kick-off!
45'
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ALL SQUARE...

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xGoals
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).
... but Cologne have the upper hand and the man advantage. Can the Billy Goats push on and get all three points in the second half?
xGoals
0
1.3
0.24
0
Goals
Half-time
45'
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SAFE HANDS

Schwolow pounces on a long-range hit from Thielmann. Cologne are in charge, but Schalke are resticting the space in the final third and limiting them to speculative efforts.
43'

TRIGGER HAPPY

Ljubicic again from range. He's allowed far too much space to set up the shot, which sails just wide.
37'

SCHWOLOW SAVE!

Brilliant from Schalke's new No.1. He hurls himself to his right to repel a strike from Ljubicic that was destined for the top corner.
35'

RED CARD!

The referee reviews a 50-50 between Drexler and Hector. The Schalke midfielder is studs-up on the back of his former teammate's calf as the ball wriggles clear... red card! The promoted Royal Blues are down to 10 men!
35'

Red card

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Dominick Drexler
Dominick Drexler
33'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No red card
Review Foul?
Decision Red card
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.
1.
Kingsley Schindler
Kingsley Schindler 32.71km/h
2.
Florian Dietz
Florian Dietz 31.87km/h
3.
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida 31.67km/h
25'

THERE'S THE CHANCE!

Cologne should be ahead as Dietz meets Schmitz's right-wing cross. He has the entire goal to aim for but places his attempt too close to Schwolow, who beats clear.
24'

NO CLEAR-CUT CHANCES YET

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xGoals
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).
xGoals
0
0.57
0.15
0
Goals
21'

BLOCKED!

Dietz is onside as Ljubicic clips a ball over the top of the Schalke defence. He stands up Yoshida, but the Japan international forces hims wide and slides in to block the near-post shot behind.
18'

SO CLOSE!

A corner comes in from the Cologne right. It's flicked across goal, but Chabot, who's at full stretch, can't turn it home at the back post.
10'

DISALLOWED!

It won't count. Yoshida, who was masking Schwäbe's view somewhat, is adjudged to have been in an offside position.
10'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
9'

PICK THAT OUT!

Belter of a stunner alert in Cologne. Ouwejan's free-kick is cleared only as far as Zalazar, who smashes a deflected effort into the net from 18 yards. The referee is taking a look at it, though, for a possible infringement...
2'

WORTH A GO

Promising run from Zalazar, but his eventual shot deflects kindly into the arms of Schwäbe.
Kick-off!

WHO IS FLORIAN DIETZ?

Modeste scoed 20 of Cologne's 52 Bundesliga goals last season. In his stead today is Florian Dietz, who struck 13 times in 18 league appearances in the fourth tier. The 24-year-old, who has never played at a higher than the 3. Liga, makes his Bundesliga debut.
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A QUICK LOOK AT THE PITCH

Cologne's players are out taking a peak at the pitch on what looks a cracker of a day in the Cathedral City.

YOSHIDA SKIPPERS SCHALKE

There are no fewer than SEVEN new signings in the Schalke starting XI today, with summer arrival Maya Yoshida taking the captain's armband in the absence of Danny Latza who starts on the bench.

NO MODESTE

The big news from the hosts is that Anthony Modeste is not in the side today, with the club officially announcing that they have agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund for the French striker. Sporting director Christian Keller has been quoted by Cologne as saying: Christian Keller: “This afternoon we have agreed to Tony Modeste’s wish and reached a verbal agreement over his transfer to BVB. The confirmation of the transfer should come with the completion of the medical, which is planned for tomorrow." Jan Thielmann and Florian Dietz start in attack instead.

COLOGNE STARTING XI

Schwäbe - Schmitz, Kilian, Chabot, Hector (c) - Skhiri - Schindler, Ljubicic, Kainz - Thielmann, Dietz

COLOGNE SUBS

Horn, Pedersen, Ehizibue, Martel, Duda, Lemperle, Maina, Olesen, Adamyan

SCHALKE STARTING XI

Schwolow - Brunner, Yoshida (c), Kaminski, Ouwejan – Krauß, Kral, Zalazar - Drexler, Polter, Mohr

SCHALKE SUBS

Fährmann, Thiaw, Matriciani, Latza, Flick, Mollet, Calhanoglu, Terodde, Bülter

TEAM NEWS IN

With just under an hour to go until kick-off in Cologne, the team news is in on both sides of this fixture so, without further ado, here's how these two line-up today...
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WATCH: ALL OF ANTHONY MODESTE'S BUNDESLIGA GOALS LAST SEASON

Cologne's talisman scored a not so modest 20 Bundesliga goals in 2021/22, including 10 headers. Relive each one right here!

BOGEY TEAM?

It's over six years since Schalke last beat Cologne in the Bundesliga - a 3-1 away win in March 2016. They've since lost four, including the last three, and drawn as many across their last eight meetings with the Billy Goats.
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WATCH: SCHALKE CHAMPIONS!

Bottom of the Bundesliga in 2020/21 but top of the Bundesliga 2 at the end of 2021/22, Schalke bounced back at the first time of asking, as champions.

WELCOME!

Schalke are back in the Bundesliga after a season down in Bundesliga 2. How will they fare against one of last season's surprise packages Cologne? Stay tuned to find out!