Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund win against 1. FC Cologne
Borussia Dortmund has also won the second match of the new Bundesliga season after a backlog. 3: 1 (0: 1) won the BVB in promoted 1. FC Cologne. The title candidate had big problems, Dortmund's opening goal by Achraf Hakimi fell only in the closing stages (86th minute). Jadon Sancho had equalized the Cologne lead by Dominick Drexler (29). After a counter-attack in extra time Paco Alcácer met the final score (90 + 4).
Cologne showed a strong performance, especially in the first half. Only when Dortmund coach Lucien Favre moved offensively in the second half, his team came into play better.
The tour was a coproduction of the Cologne summer entrances: Birger Verstraete, from Ghent, brought a corner on the first post. There, Ellyes Skhiri, coming from Montpellier, extended the ball to the second post. There Drexler met by flying head to the lead (29). Roman Bürki, who returned to the gate after an injury, had no chance.
Two changes turn the game
Dortmund needed until the second half to be dangerous for the first time. Alcácer came to a close following a cross from Thorgan Hazard in the area. Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn saved his team the lead (56.).
After just under an hour Dortmund coach Lucien Favre changed twice and brought Achraf Hakimi and Julian Brandt. The latter almost made the equalizer just seconds later: Marco Reus could not bring his strong pass into the penalty area past Horn (63 ').
Only a short corner kick led to the equalizer: Via Reus and Hazard, the ball came to Sancho, who moved from the right into the box and shot with the left foot into the far corner (70th).
Both Dortmund full-backs were responsible for the opening goal. A great cross from right-back Lukasz Piszczek headbutted left-back Hakimi in the six-yard box into the goal (86.). Alcácer scored the final score after a counterattack (90 '+ 4').
1. FC Köln - Borussia Dortmund 1: 3 (1: 0)
1: 0 Drexler (29)
1: 1 Sancho (70.)
1: 2 Hakimi (86.)
1: 3 Alcácer (90. + 4)
Cologne: Horn - Ehizibue, Bornauw, Czichos, Hector - Verstraete - Schindler (73rd Kainz), Skhiri, Drexler - Modeste (81st Höger), Córdoba (55th Terodde)
Dortmund: Bürki - Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz (62nd Hakimi) - Weigl (62nd Brandt), Witsel - Sancho, Reus, Hazard (85th Bruun Larsen) - Alcácer
Spectator: 50,000 (sold out)
Referee: Christian Dingert
Yellow cards: Verstraete, Ehizibue - Piszczek