Cologne - Bundesilga 2 leaders 1. FC Köln suffered a scare against bottom club FC Energie Cottbus on Friday, but rallied to secure a 2-1 home victory.

After an evenly-matched first half finished goalless, the visitors took a surprise lead in the 68th minute when Boubacar Sanogo leapt highest at the back post to nod the rebound over the line after Jurica Buljat had hit the crossbar. Forced into action, the Billy Goats piled on the pressure and equalised in the closing stages when Jonas Hector's shot took a deflection and looped into the net. With the wind in their sails, Köln continued to pour forward and an Uwe Möhrle own goal secured the points for Köln just moments later. The hosts remain clear at the top, while Cottbus' situation at the foot of the standings is ever more precarious.

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