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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Jan Thielmann (18')
  • Ondrej Duda (43')
  • Maximilian Arnold (29')
  • Wout Weghorst (47')

Wolfsburg and Cologne share spoils in entertaining 2-2 draw

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Resilient Wolfsburg maintain unbeaten record (1:49)

Wolfsburg twice come back from a goal down to hold Cologne to a 2-2 draw. Watch Bundesliga on ESPN+. (1:49)

VfL Wolfsburg twice fought back from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw against FC Cologne at the Rhein Energie stadium on Saturday and maintain their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season.

Jan Thielmann, 18, scored his maiden Bundesliga goal to give Cologne the lead in 18th minute, receiving the ball at the edge of the penalty area and slotting it past Wolfsburg keeper Koen Casteels.

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Wolfsburg drew level 11 minutes later when Maximilian Arnold's pinpoint free kick sailed past Timo Horn but Ondrej Duda restored Cologne's advantage in the 43rd, firing a first-time effort into the top corner after neat wing play from Elvis Rexhbecaj.

Cologne's lead was short-lived as Wout Weghorst towered over Sava Cestic to meet Renato Steffen's cross in the 47th minute for his seventh league goal of the season. Wolfsburg laid siege to the Cologne goal in search of a late winner but were unable to test Horn.

The result means Wolfsburg remain in fifth on 18 points, four points behind leaders Bayern Munich who were facing Leipzig later on Saturday. Cologne stay in 15th with seven points from 10 games.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 23 +35 52
2 RB Leipzig 23 +23 50
3 VfL Wolfsburg 23 +18 45
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 +14 42
5 Borussia Dortmund 23 +17 39
6 Bayer Leverkusen 22 +16 37
7 FC Union Berlin 22 +10 33
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 +4 33
9 VfB Stuttgart 23 +8 32
10 SC Freiburg 22 +1 31
11 TSG Hoffenheim 22 -3 26
12 Werder Bremen 22 -6 26
13 FC Augsburg 22 -13 23
14 FC Cologne 23 -20 21
15 Hertha Berlin 23 -16 18
16 Arminia Bielefeld 22 -23 18
17 Mainz 22 -20 17
18 Schalke 04 23 -45 9