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Mission accomplished for FC Köln as they secure a 3-1 home win against Arminia Bielefeld

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Technical card:
FC Köln: Stefan Ortega, Cedric Brunner, Amos Pieper, Joakim Nilsson, Jacob Laursen, Ritsu Doan, Marcel Hartel, Fabian Kunze, Reinhold Yabo, Sven Schipplock and Fabian Klos
Arminia Bielefeld: Timo Horn, Rafael Czichos, Jannes Horn, Jorge Mere, Marius Wolf, Ellyes Skhiri, Ismail Jakobs, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Noah Katterbach, Emmanuel Dennis and Ondrej Duda
Stadium: the Rheinenergiestadion
Goals: Marius Wolf (1-0, min. 9), Marius Wolf (2-0, min. 28), Elvis Rexhbecaj (3-0, min. 62) and Sergio Cordova (3-1, min. 73)

On Sunday, Arminia suffer an away defeat to Köln at the Rheinenergiestadion. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. FC Köln were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 3-0 to Hoffenheim. Arminia Bielefeld, on the other hand, were beaten 5-1 in the previous match against Eintracht Frankfurt. As it stands, FC Köln and Arminia Bielefeld currently occupy 14th and 16th spots in the table, with 18 points and 17 points respectively after 19 matches.

FC Köln scored first, following a goal from Marius Wolf in minute 9. Later, FC Köln took the lead with a goal form another goal from Marius Wolf, scoring his second goal, 28 minutes in, to take a 2-0 lead into half time.

FC Köln continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with Elvis Rexhbecaj opening the scoring in the 62nd minute. However, Arminia Bielefeld, 73 minutes in hit back via a Sergio Cordova goal, sealing a resounding 3-1 victory for the home side.

For FC Köln Dominick Drexler, Jan Thielmann, Salih Ozcan and Max Meyer came on for Ondrej Duda, Emmanuel Dennis, Ismail Jakobs and Elvis Rexhbecaj, while Arminia brought on Cebio Soukou, Sergio Cordova, Nils Seufert and Mike Van der Hoorn to replace Sven Schipplock, Reinhold Yabo, Marcel Hartel and Amos Pieper.

There were bookings for Ismail Jakobs and Ondrej Duda from Köln and Cebio Soukou for Arminia.

FC Köln will next travel to Borussia Mönchengladbach, while Arminia Bielefeld will face Werder Bremen at home.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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