Dortmund: Guerreiro (15′), Haller (17′, 69′), Reus (32′, 70′), Malen (36′)Cologne: Selke (42′)
VIDEO: Dortmund 6-1 Cologne
Cologne’s form was very low before meeting Dortmund, when they had a record of draws and losses in the last 5 matches. Meanwhile, Dortmund won 3, drew 1 and lost 1 at this time. Not to mention the level of the two sides has a significant difference, so it is not surprising that Cologne completely succumbed to Dortmund in the first half.
After a resilient game against Dortmund, Cologne began to reveal loopholes. Full-back Guerreiro started the home team’s “sec tennis” in this match with a goal in the 15th minute.
Right after the opening goal just 2 minutes, Dortmund raised the score to 2-0 with a goal from Haller – the player brought by Dortmund to replace Erling Haaland. Haller filled in the name of the electronic board after the situation of the Dortmund star cast making the Cologne players dizzy.
Excited, Dortmund plays better. Reus made it 3-0 in the 32nd minute with a beautiful finish in the penalty area. 4 minutes later, it was Malen’s turn to make the Cologne fans depressed when he hit the fourth goal against the away team.
Those 4 goals from Dortmund made Selke’s goal for Cologne in the 42nd minute only honorable. Dortmund created a safe distance in the first half, thereby helping them to play very comfortably in the second half.
Although playing like a walk in the next 45 minutes, Dortmund still managed to score 2 more goals. Haller and Reus completed a brace in the 69th and 70th minutes, respectively, ending a strong 6-1 victory over Cologne. This victory helps Dortmund move up to the top of the Bundesliga table with 53 points, 1 point more than Bayern but played 1 more game.
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Dortmund: Alexander Meyer, Marius Wolf, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Julian Ryerson, Jude Bellingham, Mahmoud Dahoud, Donyell Malen, Marco Reus, Raphael Guerreiro, Sebastian Haller.
Cologne: Marvin Schwabe, Jonas Hector, Julian Chabot, Timo Hubers, Benno Erik Schmitz, Mathias Olesen, Ellyes Skhiri, Dejan Ljubicic, Florian Kainz, Davie Selke, Sargis Adamyan.