1. FC Cologne - VFP Stuttgart 1-0: Modest led Cologne to a late victory over Stuttgart

Because Anthony Modeste scored just before the end for his late father, 1. FC Köln finished eighth in the first half of the season. Stuttgart slips into the evacuation area.

Anthony Modeste looked at the sky with wet eyes, then he fell into the hands of coach Stephen Palmcord.

“Exactly three years ago today I lost my dad. I think he was supportive of me during this campaign,” he said. Stuttgart DAZN. The striker then took his children by the hand and walked into a respectful lap.

Modesto scored the eleventh goal of the season in the 88th minute and was headed for the eighth time. Five days ago he scored the winning goal in the 89th minute 3-2 in Wolfsburg. Not only that: with his 55th goal for the FC he is now on par with Lucas Podolski, who was born in the original Cologne.

“It was a little emotional for me today,” Modesto said and thanked coach Pamcord for putting his trust in him again at the start of the season. “We were honest with each other. It was great for me. Now we can enjoy Christmas – I think we deserve it,” Modeste said.

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