1. FC Köln can continue to hope for a happy ending in the fight against relegation. After the coup against RB Leipzig (2: 1), the team of coach Friedhelm Funkel followed up with a 3: 2 (3: 0) at FC Augsburg, which was a bit lucky in the end.
After hits by the outstanding Ondrej Duda (8th / 33rd) and Florian Kainz (23rd), the billy goat team trembled for the second victory in a row and jumped three points ahead of Hertha BSC on the relegation place.
Due to their quarantine, the Berliners still have six games to play, Cologne only three. The same goes for FCA, who almost turned the game around after a disastrous first half and goals from Robert Gumny (54th) and Ruben Vargas (62nd).
For FCA goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz, the performance in the first 45 minutes was incomprehensible: “I don’t see anything positive. We lose 3-0 at home in the first half. I think we left our eggs in the dressing room. It was like final training in the first half. “
After only one point from the last four games, the team of coach Heiko Herrlich has squandered a solid cushion on the relegation places: They are only four points ahead of the Rhinelander.
Duda-Gala ensures Cologne comfortable half-time lead
Right from the start, the people of Cologne were willing to take their fate into their own hands and were promptly rewarded for their courage to take the offensive. Duda scored a dream goal after a cross from Ellyes Skhiri with a volley from the edge of the penalty area, Kainz followed up against the poorly sorted hosts who were disoriented on the defensive.
Then Duda duped the Augsburg defense again, who conceded three goals in the first half for the first time in eight and a half years.