Bundesliga

All square between Dortmund and Köln

2015/16 Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund were held to a 2-2 draw by 1. FC Köln in their final Bundesliga match of the season.

Borussia Dortmund 2-2 1. FC Köln

Goals: 1-0 Castro (11'), 1-1 Modeste (26'), 1-2 Jojic (43'), 2-2 Reus (74')

Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel's decision not to tinker with his line-up ahead of next Saturday's DFB Cup final with Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München was rewarded inside 11 minutes when Gonzalo Castro whipped an unstoppable curling strike into the top corner of Thomas Kessler’s goal. BVB appeared to be in control of proceedings, but their three-man back line was exposed in brutal fashion as Marcel Risse broke clear and put the equaliser on a plate for Anthony Modeste. BVB duo Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had chances, before Dortmund old boy Milos Jojic finished another incisive counter to put Köln ahead late in the first half.

Köln had a fantastic opportunity to extend their lead as Modeste outjumped FC Bayern München-bound defender Mats Hummels and found Risse, but Pavel Olkowski could only fire straight at Roman Bürki. After the Dortmund goalkeeper got fingertips to an effort from Modeste, the Billy Goats were made to pay for their inability to put the game to bed when Reus nestled a fierce free kick into the bottom corner with 16 minutes remaining. The chances dried up thereafter, with Dortmund and Köln both ending the day where they started in second and ninth respectively.

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