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FULL-TIME! COLOGNE 3-2 DORTMUND
Kudos to Colgone - they were superb in the second half - but it's another missed opportunity for Dortmund. They miss the chance to go top, ahead of next week's meeting with Bayern in Der Klassiker.
TIME ADDED ON
Into the first of four added minutes. Is there time for one final twist?
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
IT'S ALL HAPPENING!
Meyer pulls off a flying save from Skhiri's piledriver. Dortmund go up the other end from the ensuing corner with Hazard. He whips in a telling cross, but Moukoko can't get there on the stretch. There's at least another goal in this...
Substitute Rothe sends in a cross that goes in off Schmitz. A third own goal in three games for Cologne. Here's your grandstand finish alert!
COLOGNE STRIKE AGAIN!
Incredible stuff at the RheinEnergieStadion as Ljubicic takes possession on the edge of the area and bends a stunning effort beyond Meyer's despairing dive. From 1-0 down to 3-1 up - chapeau!
The flag stays down as Dietz races in on goal. He has Adamyan to his left, but opts for the shot. It cannons off the post and away to safety.
Baumgart switches up his attack, while Hazard replaces Adeyemi, who has faded since the restart.
SHOCK LEAD FOR COLOGNE
AND NOW COLOGNE LEAD!
Kainz whips in a corner, ex-BVB striker Tigges rises above Schlotterbeck and glances a header into the far corner. It really was the simple - what a turnaround!
COLOGNE ARE LEVEL!
Hector does really well to hold off the challenges and slip a pass in behind for the run of Maina. He asks the question with low ball into the six-yard box. Kainz gambles and steers home a cool first-time finish for 1-1.
Cologne have started the second half with real purpose as Duda stings the palms of Meyer. Dortmund need to get a grip on proceedings.
Jonas Hector Jude Bellingham
AS YOU WERE
No changes at the break. It's that old footballing cliche, but the next goal will be crucial...
12 times under pressure
HALF-TIME! COLOGNE 0-1 DORTMUND
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Two additional minutes. Terzic will be happy with what he's seen so far...
RIGHT IDEA, WRONG EXECUTION
Maina gets in behind the Dortmund defence, but his cross isn't the best. It hits Ljubicic at speed in the six-yard box, and goes behind.
Dortmund power forward on the break. Malen's under pressure as he's played in on goal, but still gets off a fierce shot that meets the steel-like wrist of Schwäbe. The Cologne stopper is keeping his side in this.
Malen with a cross into the box that Süle glances wide with his head. Cologne are hanging on.
DORTMUND GOOD VALUE FOR THEIR LEAD
Süle kicks the ball away after the whistle had sounded for a foul. Silly from a player with so much experience.
The Germany international connects with the ensuing corner, only to be denied by another fine Schwäbe save.
Brandt with more invention this time to direct an over-the-shoulder pass into the box for Adeyemi. He swings a left boot at the bouncing ball, but Schwäbe gets fingertips to the shot at the expense of a corner.
Hübers concedes possession as Dortmund swarm. Bellingham slips an inside pass into the feet of Brandt, who dances in-between two defenders on his way into the box and dispatches past the on-rushing Schwäbe. Superb take.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
A cross from the right hits Schlotterbeck on the back. Kainz picks up the loose ball and feints to shoot, before dragging a left-footed strike wide of the far post. He had time to get that onto his right. Guerreiro is shown a yellow card for a foul in the build-up.
Another great chance for Dortmund. Adeyemi slips through Malen on the break. He cuts inside on the edge of the area, but spoons the shot over. Had to at least hit the target.
Duda escapes with just a caution after thundering into the back of former Cologne teammate Özcan. Seen those upgraded to reds...
Cologne scramble desperately as Malen dinks a ball across goal. Adeyemi's on the stretch at the back post, but can't get a touch.
Hübers is booked for going in high and late on Modeste. Adeyemi then earns a ticking off for preventing a Kainz throw-in.
Quick feet from the Dutchman in the box to create space for a shot that Schwäbe has to beat clear at his near post. Lively spell.
A ball over the top catches out Dortmund. Maina controls in the area and squares a pass to Ljubicic. He stings the palms of Meyer at his near post, but the flag had already gone up for offside.
Adeyemi and Malen combine on the edge of the Cologne area. Bellingham runs from deep to shoot goalwards, but a deflection takes it skywards. Schwäbe's attempt at a punched clearance is all kinds of wrong, and the ball goes behind for an avoidable corner that ultimately comes to nothing.
Hector collides with Modeste as the two contest a corner in the Cologne area. Modeste checks his former skipper is OK, before plsy resumes.
Top spot could be Dortmund's with a win, one week before they host Bayern in Der Klassiker. Cologne in white and red, BVB in black and yellow...
COLOGNE TEAM NEWS
Steffen Baumgart assessed the recent draw against Bochum and opts for a couple of changes to his side today. Linton Maina is in ahead of Jan Thielmann while Luca Kilian is back from suspension and replaces Nikola Soldo.
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
Lotka, Hazard, Moukoko, Can, Passlack, Rothe, Coulibaly, Papadopoulos
BVB STARTING XI
Meyer - Meunier, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro - Bellingham (c), Özcan - Adeyemi, Brandt, Malen - Modeste
Urbig, Pedersen, Soldo, Martel, Huseinbasic, Uth, Schindler, Adamyan, Dietz
COLOGNE STARTING XI
Schwäbe - Schmitz, Kilian, Hübers, Hector (c) - Skhiri, Ljubicic - Maina, Duda, Kainz - Tigges
The last time these sides played out a scoreless draw was on 29 April, 2017. There have been goals scored in the last eight encounters between the teams. A fine omen indeed.
DORTMUND'S "BIG CHANCE"
"I'm sure we'll produce another good performance on Saturday, then we'll have a big chance to win the match." So said BVB boss Edin Terzic ahead of today's encounter at the Rhein Energie Stadion. Dortmund will have to make do without the injured Gregor Kobel, Gio Reyna and Marco Reus, who add to a long-term list of absentees that includes Sebastien Haller, Mo Dahoud, Mateu Morey and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens.
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BVB are in second place ahead of the visit of mid-table Cologne. They've won five of their seven league fixtures so far, keeping four clean sheets. Edin Terzic's side are also three points better off than defending champions Bayern Munich, who visit the Signal Iduna Park for Der Klassiker on 8 October.
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