Cologne 1 – Leipzig 1: Honours even and points shared at the Rhein Energie Stadion

Cologne vs Leipzig

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On Saturday, Cologne and Leipzig were held to a 1-1 draw at the Rhein Energie Stadion. Cologne were looking for a victory following a disappointing 1-1 draw with SC Freiburg in their previous game. Leipzig, on the other hand, were beaten 4-1 in the previous match against Bayern Munich. As it stands, Cologne are in 6th place on the table and has 8 points while Leipzig sit in 13th with 4 points after 5 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Cologne certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, thanks to Anthony Modeste giving The Billy Goats the lead, 53 minutes in. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Amadou Haidara equalised for Leipzig, 71 minutes in and seeing the game end 1-1.

For Cologne, Jorge Mere, Sebastian Andersson, Kingsley Ehizibue, Salih Ozcan and Kingsley Schindler, came on for Rafael Czichos, Anthony Modeste, Mark Uth, Benno Erik Schmitz and Jan Thielmann. Leipzig brought on Emil Forsberg, Yussuf Poulsen, Tyler Adams and Konrad Laimer, to replace Dani Olmo, Andre Silva, Amadou Haidara and Dominik Szoboszlai.

There were bookings for Rafael Czichos, Jorge Mere and Benno Erik Schmitz from Cologne. For Leipzig, Lukas Klostermann saw yellow.

Cologne will next play Eintracht Frankfurt away, with Leipzig facing BSC at home.

Technical card:
FC Köln: Timo Horn, Benno Erik Schmitz (Salih Ozcan, min.82), Rafael Czichos (Jorge Mere, min.31), Luca Kilian, Jonas Hector, Dejan Ljubicic, Ondrej Duda, Ellyes Skhiri, Jan Thielmann (Kingsley Schindler, min.83), Anthony Modeste (Sebastian Andersson, min.68) and Mark Uth (Kingsley Ehizibue, min.68)
RB Leipzig: Peter Gulacsi, Lukas Klostermann, Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol, Christopher Nkunku, Dani Olmo (Emil Forsberg, min.58), Amadou Haidara (Tyler Adams, min.85), Kevin Kampl, Dominik Szoboszlai (Konrad Laimer, min.90) and Andre Silva (Yussuf Poulsen, min.58)
Stadium: the Rhein Energie Stadion
Goals: Anthony Modeste (1-0, min. 53) and Amadou Haidara (1-1, min. 71)