Dortmund shocked by the residues
He delivered the FC especially in the first half a strong performance. The first goal of the Cologne fell after almost half an hour: Ellyes Skhiri, new recruit, extended a corner with Birger Verstraete, who also changed to the Rhine during the summer. At the last post, Dominick Drexler was hiding, passing Roman Bürki.
Dortmund looked shocked, gave the hosts two more chances before the break and was always well served with 0: 1.
Reus gives BVB the best chance
Also after the break, the hosts started to be more active, Dortmund, but they improved after about an hour in the match and worked on their scoring chances. Reus (63 minutes) rewarded after a superb pass from substitute Julian Brandt equalizer.
The CF was limited to lead defense and occasional counter-attacks. Dortmund has besieged the penalty area, but has rarely arrived in dangerous final positions.
Sancho compensates for the distance
The shot from Sancho (70th) of 16 meters was deflected. After the next turn, the English ends up again in a position on the left. This time, his long but powerful and shallow shot in the bottom right corner of the goal. FC Timo Horn's goalkeeper was helpless.
As a result, increased BVB continue the pressure. Cologne has rarely come to relief attacks. There was still a good chance for the BVB Lukasz Piszczek flanked substitute Hakimi's back in the 86th minute. The Moroccan ran perfectly – again, Horn was helpless.
After a good opportunity for Simon de Terodde (90. + 3) to qualify for Cologne, the hosts came up against a counter. The Alcácer was completed after Sancho's preliminary work for decision (90 + 4).
BVB with two consecutive games on the outside
The following Saturday (31.08.19) the 1. FC Cologne at 15:30 at Caroline from the south Friborg. For Borussia Dortmund, it will be tomorrow afternoon at 18:30 a second consecutive game away, in the Berlin Union, which has just been promoted.