For 1. FC Köln it’s about everything! After the 0: 1 defeat in the first leg against Holstein Kiel in the relegation, a win on Saturday in the second leg (6 p.m., DAZN) is mandatory for the FC – otherwise the seventh relegation in club history threatens!
- Relegation 2021: 1. FC Köln in the second leg at Holstein Kiel
- 1. FC Köln lost the first leg 0-1
- Relegation second leg here in the live ticker
You can follow the game of 1. FC Köln at Holstein Kiel here in the live ticker:
Holstein Kiel – 1. FC Cologne -: –
Holstein Kiel: Gelios – Neumann, Komenda, Wahl, Lorenz – Lee, Meffert, Mühling, Bartels – Reese, Porath
1. FC Cologne: T. Horn – Ehizibue, Bornauw, Czichos, J. Horn – Skhiri – Wolf, Hector, Duda, Kainz – Andersson
5:55 p.m .: The referee today is Deniz Aytekin (Oberasbach). The 42-year-old last whistled FC 0-0 at Hertha BSC on matchday 33.
5:50 p.m .: The FC anthem sounds in the Kiel stadium! It is a tradition with the storks to play the club song of the visiting team before the game.
5.45 p.m .: FC loaner Niklas Hauptmann played in the first leg for Kiel from the beginning, but today he has to pass due to an injury. In the summer he will return to Cologne for the time being.
5.40 p.m .: Like in the first leg, FC are playing in their red away jerseys again today.
5:35 p.m .: The so far last FC away game in Kiel ended 1: 1. On October 20, 2018, FC were clearly the better team in the 2nd Bundesliga, leading 1-0 through Simon Terodde until shortly before the end. But in the 88th minute, Heinz Mörschel used a misunderstanding between Timo Horn and Jorge Meré to equalize.
5:28 p.m .: According to “Kieler Nachrichten” there are around 120 FC supporters in Kiel.
5:22 p.m .: No spectators were allowed in the first leg in Cologne, 2350 fans are allowed to watch the second leg in the Holstein Stadium today, but only Kiel supporters. Fair and equal conditions in two such crucial knockout games look different. FC fans who travel to Kiel do not come directly in front of the stadium. A protective ring was built around the arena within a radius of 200 meters.
5.13pm: At Kiel, the two top performers Jonas Meffert and Alexander Mühling are returning to the starting line-up in the central midfield after they had to watch the first leg due to a yellow card suspension.
5:07 p.m .: With this line-up, the Kielers go into the game: Gelios – Neumann, Komenda, Wahl, Lorenz – Lee, Meffert, Mühling, Bartels – Reese, Porath
5:02 p.m .: For the time being, Zieler, Schmitz, Meré, Höger, Meyer, Özcan, Drexler, Jakobs and Thielmann are sitting on the FC bench.
4:57 p.m .: Friedhelm Funkel exchanges four times in the FC starting eleven compared to the first leg. Noah Katterbach, Benno Schmitz, Salih Özcan and Ismail Jakobs have to stay outside for the time being. Jannes Horn, Kingsley Ehizibue, Florian Kainz and Sebastian Andersson have been there for them from the start. FC should be back in the 4-1-4-1, Ellyes Skhiri alone on the six, Jonas Hector and Ondrej Duda behind striker Sebastian Andersson. Katterbach even has to move from the starting eleven in the first leg to the stands in the second leg.
4:50 p.m .: The FC line-up is here: T. Horn – Ehizibue, Bornauw, Czichos, J. Horn – Skhiri – Wolf, Hector, Duda, Kainz – Andersson
4.45 p.m .: In the first leg, FC had enough chances to get a good starting position for the second leg today. This prevented on the one hand the own inability in front of the goal, on the other hand referee Felix Zwayer.
4.35 p.m .: Due to the 1-0 defeat in the first leg, FC must score at least one goal today. With a 1-0 for FC after 90 minutes today it goes into overtime, with all other results per Cologne the relegation is certain. A draw or a success in Kiel would mean relegation for 1. FC Köln.
16.30 o’clock: 1. FC Köln is doomed to win in the relegation second leg today, otherwise the seventh relegation from the Bundesliga is threatened.