Friday 15 October 2021
Ilse Bebo Double Box
Hoffenheim removes Cologne in Friday’s match
Instead of jumping to a place in the Champions League, FC Köln have to lick their wounds after their heavy defeat to TSG Hoffenheim. Ilhas Bebo in particular makes life difficult for the cathedral’s residents. For their part, Kraichgauer climbed to eighth place.
A loud applause for the feared opponent brought 1. FC Köln back to the bottom of the facts in the Bundesliga almost. The strong Rhinelander so far lost 0:5 (0:1) at TSG Hoffenheim at the start of the eighth round and thus missed the jump in the first set. Ahls Bebo (31 and 49), Christoph Baumgartner (51), Dennis Geiger (74) and Stefan Bosch (87) scored for Hoffenheim.
Kraichgauer has not lost eleven games in a row against FC and has won all of the past seven games. While TSG coach Sebastian Hoeness, who has been under pressure recently, has taken a break, Cologne are still waiting for their first away win of the season. In addition, CAF admitted another bankruptcy after five unbeaten matches.
14,309 spectators at Rhein Neckar Arena after a short stage of scanning in the eighth minute watched a blatantly poor pass from Cologne defense chief Rafael Quichos. TSG star Andrej Kramaric, who scored five goals against Cologne last season, did not accept the gift. The Croatian vice world champion failed due to the strong reaction of FC goalkeeper Timo Horn. After this scene the game picked up speed. Both teams had a good pace. The self-confidence can be seen from the successes of the past weeks in the Cologne team – despite the absence of captain Jonas Hector, Dejan Ljubicic and Ilyas Skhiri, who fell ill at short notice.
Hoffenheim at first sloppy, then effective
The hosts, who had to dispense with Ermin Bekicic, Benjamin Hubner, Marko John and Havard Nordtveit, were unable to control the match. Hoffenheim’s team made a lot of mistakes. So this was only sufficient for the short TSG printing stages. After about half an hour, Kramaric showed his class as a preparer. Bebou used the perfect pass. Shortly thereafter, Hoffenheim defender Pavel Kaderapek was forced off after picking up an injury for a foul.
At the beginning of the second round, the guests broke all the dams without warning. Almost effortlessly, Bebou and Baumgartner fired the Hoffenheimers on the way to victory, and the Cologne defense was only on paper at this point. Only about an hour later, the Cologne team took part seriously in the match again. After all, coach Stephen Baumgart’s subjects didn’t let themselves down despite the apparent hangover, the team tried to limit the damage. However, Geiger and Bosch increased the score.
The upcoming matches are tough for both teams. Hoffenheim should go to Bayern, FC first team expects Bayer Leverkusen in the derby.
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