1. FC Köln and Holstein Kiel meet today in the first leg of their relegation to the Bundesliga. Here you can follow the game in the live ticker.
1. FC Köln just prevented the direct relegation from the Bundesliga on the last match day, but now has to play in the relegation against Holstein Kiel from the 2nd division and continue to fight for relegation. Here you can follow the first leg of the relegation in the live ticker.
Before start: “We want to take the positive trend of the past games onto the pitch,” said Friedhelm Funkel, FC Köln coach: “If that works, we have great chances of staying in the Bundesliga.” Funkel took over the coaching position from Markus Gisdol before the 30th matchday of the recently concluded season.
Before start: 1. FC Köln saved themselves to 16th place in the table with ten points from the last five Bundesliga games, while the Kielers remained – also due to the mammoth program after Corona quarantine – with two defeats behind SpVgg Greuter Fürth and VfL Bochum, both of which were promoted directly to the Bundesliga.
Before start: The most recent duel between the two teams was not long ago, the Cologne team sent Kiel 4-0 home on March 31, 2019 and were promoted back to the Bundesliga a few months later. The only other clashes between Kiel and Cologne came in 1953 in the battle for the German championship.
The first and second leg of the Bundesliga relegation only runs live and exclusively DAZN, The games can no longer be seen on free TV. On DAZN reporting begins at 6 p.m. with moderator Daniel Herzog, commentator Jan Platte and expert Ralph Gunesch. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can secure a free trial month here!
1. FC Köln scored their crucial points 31, 32 and 33 with a 1-0 win against Schalke 04 on the last matchday of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.