The Japan international was a thorn in the side of the home defence throughout, forcing Aytac Sulu into an own-goal for the opener, before doubling his team's advantage with an excellent header. He smashed in Köln's fourth goal in the second half to nip any Darmstadt hopes of a comeback in the bud. The away side went on to score two more en route to recording their biggest Bundesliga win for almost 30 years.
Top Facts - Yuya Osako
- Ended a 12-game goal drought by scoring his first ever header in the Bundesliga.
- Netted a brace in Germany's top-flight for the first time.
- Now has four goals and three assists this season.