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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Anthony Modeste (29', 43')
  • Leonardo Bittencourt (31')

Cologne top Bundesliga table after comfortable win against Freiburg

Cologne moved to the top of the Bundesliga on Friday night by extending their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Freiburg.

Anthony Modeste headed the Goats in front from five yards out in the 29th minute before Leonardo Bittencourt turned in Yuya Osako's cross from close range to make it two within a further 60 seconds.

Another Modeste header just before half-time put the result beyond doubt, with Freiburg limiting the damage in the second half, but never looking like mounting a comeback.

The win takes Cologne on to seven points from their first three games of the season, one more than Bayern Munich, who face Ingolstadt on Saturday.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 25 +47 55
2 Borussia Dortmund 25 +35 51
3 RB Leipzig 25 +36 50
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 25 +19 49
5 Bayer Leverkusen 25 +15 47
6 Schalke 04 25 -3 37
7 VfL Wolfsburg 25 +4 36
8 SC Freiburg 25 -1 36
9 TSG Hoffenheim 25 -8 35
10 FC Cologne 25 -6 32
11 FC Union Berlin 25 -9 30
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 24 -3 28
13 Hertha Berlin 25 -16 28
14 FC Augsburg 25 -16 27
15 Mainz 25 -19 26
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 25 -23 22
17 Werder Bremen 24 -28 18
18 SC Paderborn 07 25 -24 16