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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Jhon Córdoba (34')
  • Sargis Adamyan (48')
  • Jürgen Locadia (90'+8' PEN)

Locadia's last-gasp penalty puts Hoffenheim in second place

Hoffenheim's Juergen Locadia scored a stoppage-time penalty to secure a 2-1 victory at strugglers Cologne on Friday as they provisionally climbed into second place in the Bundesliga.

Cologne's Jhon Cordoba stunned the high-flying visitors with a low drivein the 34th minute, his first goal after a drought that had lasted 26 Bundesliga games.

Hoffenheim drew level in the 48th through substitute Sargis Adamyan's fine volley from a pinpoint Sebastian Rudy cross but created little else until Armenia international Adamyan was brought down in the area in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

Following a VAR review Locadia kept his cool to convert the penalty and put Hoffenheim on 20 points from 11 games.

On Saturday, champions Bayern Munich, who are fifth on 18, host third-placed Borussia Dortmund, who are a point ahead.

Leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach, on 22, entertain mid-table Werder Bremen on Sunday.

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 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +2 18
11 FC Augsburg 14 -6 17
12 FC Union Berlin 13 -3 16
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 13 -16 8
18 SC Paderborn 07 13 -16 5