1. FC Köln enlarged concerns of Arminia Bielefeld
Arminia Bielefeld tumes with the new coach Marco Kostmann of the 2nd Bundesliga, 1. FC Cologne may continue to dream of European football. Bielefeld conceded a deserved 1: 3 (1: 2) in Cologne on the 31st matchday and thus the seventh defeat from the past eight games – the Arminia continues to cover the 17th place in the table and is in acute danger of descent.
Market Uth (3rd), Anthony Modeste (43) and Jan Thielmann (86.) sealed the 15th Bielefelder Saisoniediedlage, which could have been clearer in view of the power relations.
Cologne was not consistent enough in many moments, as in the emergence of the Bielefelder hit: FC center-back Timo Hübers (33rd) stumbled the ball to 1: 1 into his own goal. Nevertheless, Cologne is clearly about 49 points on Europe course.
Bielefeld had fired the luckless Frank Kramer on Wednesday and made the previous goalkeeper coach Kostmann to the boss. From this step, the responsible persons for Arminia Bielefelds managing directors Samir Arabi promised a momentum in the fight for the league.
Hector has to go down early
But Kostmann had taken his place in the coaching zone on Saturday, since he already saw the first Bielefelder counter. Uth was allowed to accept the ball in the box and finish out of turn – goalkeeper Stefan Ortega could only look behind the ball.
Shortly thereafter, Cologne Captain Jonas Hector and Bielefeld’s Alessandro Schöpf came together with the heads. Ex-national player Hector returned after prolonged treatment with a thick bandage around his head, but then had to be off. After the sweeping start, it was crushed, many two-fighting and fouls shaped the game in front of 50,000 spectators.
Bielefeld was trying, but not dangerous – and came to compensation. Patrick Wimmer forced Luca Kilian to a mistake, fit the ball in the middle, where Hüners met unhappy into his own goal.
Modests with coffee jubilation
But the hopes of the Arminia were quickly dampened again: after Dejan Ljubicic passed a ball gate after a ball gain (39.), grades achieved a little later a 17th goal of the season – and took the opportunity to take a pack of his own coffee at the Torchubel Keep cameras.
After the break, Bielefeld tried to build more pressure. But it was rarely dangerous because it lacked the guests for ideas and creativity.
However, Cologne also did not play so purposefully and quickly as the recent 3: 1 in Derby at Borussia Mönchengladbach. In addition, from the point of view of FC: midfield boss Salih Özcan saw his fifth yellow card and will be missing the next Saturday at the duel in Augsburg.