Modeste delighted as Köln secure top-flight status

Anthony Modeste came close to his first ever Bundesliga hat-trick in 1. FC Köln's 4-1 win over SV Darmstadt 98, but he was happy with his first brace for the Billy Goats as it helped them secure their place in the top flight next season.

Modeste's third brace in Germany's top flight, after two for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, helped Köln reach the 40-point mark which ensures Bundesliga football will be played at the RheineEnergieSTADION once again next season.

He told bundesliga.com afterwards how much that meant to him and the Domstädter.