FC Köln defeat Schalke 1-0 on Saturday at the Rhein Energie Stadion. Cologne wanted to continue adding points following a disappointing 0-0 draw with BSC in their previous game. Schalke had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 4-3 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt. This left, Cologne are in 16th place on the table and has 33 points while Schalke sit in 18th with 16 points after 34 matches.
After an un-eventful first half, Cologne applied pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Sebastiaan Bornauw giving The Billy Goats the lead just before the final whistle, leaving the final score at 1-0.
For Cologne, Jan Thielmann, Max Meyer, Dominick Drexler, Jannes Horn and Marco Hoger, came on for Florian Kainz, Salih Ozcan, Benno Erik Schmitz, Marius Wolf and Sebastian Andersson. Schalke replaced Benito Raman, Steven Skrzybski and Vasileios Pavlidis with Goncalo Paciencia, Blendi Idrizi and Matthew Hoppe.
There were bookings for Sebastiaan Bornauw from Cologne. For Schalke, Florian Flick and Blendi Idrizi saw yellow.
|FC Köln:||Timo Horn, Benno Erik Schmitz (Dominick Drexler, min.79), Rafael Czichos, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Noah Katterbach, Marius Wolf (Jannes Horn, min.89), Ondrej Duda, Salih Ozcan (Max Meyer, min.79), Jonas Hector, Florian Kainz (Jan Thielmann, min.58) and Sebastian Andersson (Marco Hoger, min.89)|
|Schalke:||Ralf Fahrmann, Timo Becker, Shkodran Mustafi, Salif Sane, Mehmet-Can Aydin, Florian Flick, Blendi Idrizi (Steven Skrzybski, min.89), Amine Harit, Bastian Oczipka, Goncalo Paciencia (Benito Raman, min.76) and Matthew Hoppe (Vasileios Pavlidis, min.89)|
|Stadium:||the Rhein Energie Stadion|
|Goals:||Sebastiaan Bornauw (1-0, min. 86)|