1. FC Köln revelled in a famous 2-1 derby win away at Rhineland rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday afternoon.
The Billy Goats fell behind to a Lars Stindl goal, but Anthony Modeste’s 12th goal of the season drew them level, before a thunderbolt of a free-kick from Cologne-born Marcel Risse stunned the hosts and sent Köln into dreamland.
bundesliga.com rounds up the reaction from the BORUSSIA-PARK…
Peter Stöger (Köln coach): “It was an extremely difficult game against a side that showed the quality it has. We showed a lot of character and our goalkeeper had a great game. I’m delighted with Marcel Risse’s screamer that won us the game. It was extraordinary for us.”
"Just so happy and proud to be out on the pitch with this brilliant bunch of lads!"
Andre Schubert (Gladbach coach): “We took control of the game from the first minute and we dominated, but we didn’t score the second or third goal. It’s very tough to take. Now we have to get the lads’ heads up again.”
Tobias Strobl (Gladbach midfielder): We never lost control of the game and we had chances to make it 2-0 in the second half, and it’s frustrating to lose to a worldie goal like that. I think we were much the better team today.”