Highlights

90'
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GAME OVER

Freiburg are up to second after their eighth victory of the season. Gregoritsch starred with a goal and an assist for Woo-Yeong Jeong's opener. The hosts have the second best defensive record in the Bundesliga right now having conceded just 13 times in their 13 games to date.
Full-time
90'
+ 2

SCHINDLER BOOKED

Schindler catches Lienhart in the face and that's a booking for the Cologne sub.
90'
+ 2

Yellow card

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Kingsley Schindler
Kingsley Schindler
90'
+ 1

STREICH CONTENT

Christian Streich hugs each of his players coming off in this triple substitution. The Freiburg coach is looking extremely satisfied with his team's work today, and rightly so.
90'
+ 1

Substitution

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Yannik Keitel
Yannik Keitel
sub
Maximilian Eggestein
Maximilian Eggestein
90'

Substitution

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Roland Sallai
Roland Sallai
sub
Vincenzo Grifo
Vincenzo Grifo
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.
Linton Maina
Linton Maina 34.33km/h
2.
Christian Günter
Christian Günter 33.51km/h
3.
Jan Thielmann
Jan Thielmann 32.67km/h
89'

Substitution

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Nils Petersen
Nils Petersen
sub
Ritsu Dōan
Ritsu Dōan
89'

Substitution

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Mathias Olesen
Mathias Olesen
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Eric Martel
Eric Martel
88'

Sprints
199
179
83'

GREGORITSCH MAKES WAY

Huge applause for Gregoritsch, who goes off having scored and assisted in what is increasingly looking like three points for the hosts.
82'

Substitution

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Kevin Schade
Kevin Schade
sub
Wooyeong Jeong
Wooyeong Jeong
82'

Substitution

sub
Lucas Höler
Lucas Höler
sub
Michael Gregoritsch
Michael Gregoritsch
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SOLID GINTER

Matthias Ginter is leading this game in terms of tackles won, the Germany international missing only one of nine tackles attempted (89 per cent win rate).
76'

Goal attempts
7 off target
5 on target
4 off target
2 on target
75'

FREIBURG GOING SECOND

As things stand, Freiburg are going second in the Bundesliga standings, just one point behind leaders Bayern Munich. Cologne will be down in 12th at the end of Matchday 13, if things stay as they are here.
72'

COLOGNE CHANGES

Steffen Baumgart has opted for a triple swap, with Thielmann, Schindler and Huseinbasic entering the fray.
72'

Substitution

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Jan Thielmann
Jan Thielmann
sub
Linton Maina
Linton Maina
72'

Substitution

sub
Denis Huseinbašić
Denis Huseinbašić
sub
Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
72'

Substitution

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Kingsley Schindler
Kingsley Schindler
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Florian Kainz
Florian Kainz
70'

HEADERS RULE

Gregoritsch has scored three of his five goals this season with headers. Only Bremen's Niclas Füllkrug has managed to score as many headed goals this term.
65'

GOAL-KING GREGORITSCH

Freiburg are in command now. Gregoritsch powers in a header to double the hosts' lead and Cologne are in trouble.
64'

Michael Gregoritsch

GOAL!

2 : 0
Michael Gregoritsch
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.
33 %
62'

MAINA MENACING

Maina is involved twice in quick succession as Cologne look to hit back. Flekken's error allows the midfielder in to shoot, with the former recovering to save. Maina then looks to cross from the near post but the ball stops underneath the Freiburg custodian, who gathers gratefully.
62'

Substitution

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Sargis Adamyan
Sargis Adamyan
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Steffen Tigges
Steffen Tigges
53'

FREIBURG LEAD

Cologne attack, Freiburg break. Gregoritsch plays in the perfect pass for Jeong to chase. The attacker takes a few strides forward before sending a shot across Schwäbe and in at the far post.
52'

Wooyeong Jeong

GOAL!

1 : 0
Wooyeong Jeong
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.
23 %
49'

NO GO DOAN

Doan goes down in the area and there are shouts for a penalty. The referee waves away the protests and on we go.
48'

GREGORITSCH HAS A GO

Gregoritsch wellies a left-footed shot that flies away from the target and ends up smacking Doan before going wide.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY

Away we go in the second half at the Europa-Park Stadion ...
Kick-off!
45'
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HALF TIME

It's all square at the break with both sides missing chances to edge in front.
Half-time
43'

SKHIRI WASTE

This time the visitors really should be in front. The ball is presented to Skhiri right in front of goals, but the 27-year-old skies an effort miles over the crossbar. That was a let-off for the hosts.
41'

COLOGNE CHANCE

Cologne go close to an opener. A corner from the right is headed across the goal by Tigges. Skhiri stretches and just fails to make contact.
38'

Distance run (km)
48.9
51.4
34'

KILIAN STOPS COLOGNE

Doan taps a pass in for Kübler, who smacks a shot at goal from close range. Kilian makes a superb sliding block and the defender is soon receiving a congratulatory hug from goalkeeper Schwäbe.
30'

FREIBURG'S WING PLAY

Freiburg's attacks have mainly come down the right flank, where lively full back Lukas Kübler has crossed from three times.
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.
Linton Maina
Linton Maina 33.31km/h
2.
Ritsu Doan
Ritsu Doan 32.24km/h
3.
Wooyeong Jeong
Wooyeong Jeong 32.22km/h
24'

PACE DROPS

After a frantic opening to this one, the pace has died down slightly, both sides catching their breath with a bit of keep ball.
22'

Goal attempts
3 off target
3 on target
0 off target
1 on target
15'

DIZZY BILLY-GOATS

Cologne survive a Freiburg attacking onslaught! Schwäbe saves brilliantly from Gregoritsch before the keeper then denies Grifo.
10'

xGoals

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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
0.2
0.05
0
Goals
8'

SCHWÄBE TAKES NO CHANCES

Günter gets a little too much power on his centre from the left but Marvin Schwäbe prefers to get a touch on it nonetheless, the keeper tipping the pass away from danger.
6'

FLEKKEN SAVES FREIBURG

Kainz twists and turns inside the Freiburg box before firing one off to the far corner. Flekken is there with a one-handed, diving save to steer the ball away from danger.
4'

GRIFO HAS A POP

Grifo slams one at the target but Schwäbe is there to make a two-handed save to keep this game level.
2'

EARLY SIGHTER

The hosts pile forward early on and a cutback finds Günter on the edge of the box. It's on his weaker right and he fires it into a defender.
Kick-off!

BIG CHANCE FOR FREIBURG

With Union Berlin having just lost at Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich are back on the Bundesliga summit. But it means Freiburg have a chance to go back into second place with victory here. Visitors Cologne are looking to move back into the top half of the table.
0:32
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WATCH: CHECKING OUT THE SURROUNDINGS

COLOGNE TEAM NEWS

Steffen Baumgart makes four changes from the side that drew with Nice in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday. Benno Schmitz, Luca Kilian, Eric Martel and Linton Maina come in, with Kingsley Schindler, Timo Hübers, Denis Huseinbasic and Sargis Adamyan dropping to the bench. There’s still no Jonas Hector as he struggles with a foot problem.

FREIBURG TEAM NEWS

After making 10 changes for their midweek trip to Azerbaijan – where captain Christian Günter was the only survivor – Christian Streich reverts back to the team that won 2-0 at Schalke last weekend. It's the sixth time this season Freiburg have named the same XI in back-to-back Bundesliga games.

COLOGNE SUBS

Horn, Huseinbasic, Schindler, Adamyan, Chabot, Thielmann, Schmid, Olesen

COLOGNE STARTING XI

Schwäbe - Schmitz, Kilian, Soldo, Pedersen - Skhiri, Martel - Maina, Duda, Kainz (c) - Tigges

FREIBURG SUBS

Atubolu, Höler, Keitel, Petersen, Schade, Sallai, Sildillia, Schlotterbeck, Weißhaupt

FREIBURG STARTING XI

Flekken - Kübler, Ginter, Lienhart, Günter (c) - Eggestein, Höfler - Doan, Jeong, Grifo - Gregoritsch
1:44
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WATCH: THE VISITORS ARRIVE

WELCOME ALONG!

A very warm welcome to our live coverage of Freiburg vs. Cologne, which sees the high flying hosts start the day in fourth and the visitors - who were soaring themselves until a recent blip - in 12th. Kick-off is at 5.30pm CET, with team news coming an hour beforehand.
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LAST BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST

Freiburg put their top-four ambitions to the test against Cologne in Matchday 13's closing fixture. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are the only teams to have beaten Freiburg so far this season - they've also flown through the UEFA Europa League group stage. It's one of the toughest tasks in German football, but Cologne have shown they're capable of mixing it with the very best. You don't want to miss this one!