The Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln, who are in acute danger of relegation, completed their final training under police protection before the last match day. The express and the Bild newspaper According to a large contingent on Friday protected the team of coach Friedhelm Funkel before the home game against the bottom of the table Schalke 04 on Saturday (3:30 p.m. in LIVETICKER).
“I don’t think that interferes with the preparation. I didn’t find it annoying,” said Funkel at the Geißbockheim.
The police had warned the FC fans in advance to be prudent. “We know that the nerves are on fire in Cologne’s football scene. I understand sporting emotions at the end of the season,” said Police Director Michael Tiemann.
On Saturday, however, the police will “look closely in order to identify impending confrontations early and prevent them”.
Only a win on Saturday can save Cologne from relegation to the second division. The prerequisite for this is that Werder Bremen and / or Arminia Bielefeld do not win their games.