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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Milos Veljkovic (33')
  • Milot Rashica (58')
  • Maximilian Eggestein (90')
  • Yuya Osako (53')

Cologne slip closer to the drop with loss to Werder Bremen

Cologne's relegation fears deepened after a 3-1 defeat at Werder Bremen.
The hosts took the lead in the 33rd minute when Milos Veljkovic arrived unmarked at the far post to sweep home Zlatko Junuzovic's corner.
Yuya Osako equalised for Cologne eight minutes after the interval when he drove into the top corner.
But they were level for just five minutes before Florian Kainz played in Milot Rashica to slot home.
Claudio Pizarro almost added a third but his header flew narrowly wide and Thomas Delaney was also off target with a fierce drive.
Cologne were finally killed off in the last minute when Maximilian Eggestein raced on to Zlatko Junuzovic's through-ball and tucked it away.
The defeat left Cologne rooted to the foot of the table, eight points adrift of safety.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 +14 31
2 RB Leipzig 14 +23 30
3 Borussia Dortmund 14 +14 26
4 Schalke 04 14 +7 25
5 SC Freiburg 14 +7 25
6 Bayer Leverkusen 14 +4 25
7 Bayern Munich 14 +15 24
8 TSG Hoffenheim 14 -4 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 +1 20
10 FC Union Berlin 14 -1 19
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +2 18
12 FC Augsburg 14 -6 17
13 Mainz 14 -14 15
14 Werder Bremen 13 -6 14
15 Hertha Berlin 14 -9 12
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 -13 12
17 FC Cologne 14 -18 8
18 SC Paderborn 07 13 -16 5