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Rock-bottom Cologne shock Gladbach

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Berlin (AFP) – Cologne breathed life into their faint survival hopes when new signing Simon Terodde hit a 95th-minute winner as the Bundesliga’s bottom club shocked Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Sunday.

Hosts Cologne remain eight points from safety even after Terrode, who was making his club debut after signing from Stuttgart in December, reacted quickest in the box by firing home a loose ball with time almost up.

Lewandowski strikes as Bayern open nine-point gap

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski bagged his 15th goal in 16 league games as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich went nine points clear despite struggling to beat bottom side Cologne 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Poland hot-shot has failed to score in only four of Bayern’s league matches this season and has netted 21 goals in all competitions.

Lewandowski strikes as Bayern open nine-point gap

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski bagged his 15th goal in 16 league games as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich went nine points clear despite struggling to beat bottom side Cologne 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Poland hot-shot has failed to score in only four of Bayern’s league matches this season and has netted 21 goals in all competitions.

Rock bottom Cologne fire coach

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Berlin (AFP) – Peter Stoeger was finally sacked as Cologne coach on Sunday, ending his 1,634-days reign with the club bottom of the Bundesliga and winless after a disastrous run of results.

Although Cologne earned a 2-2 draw at Schalke on Saturday, denying the hosts the chance to go second in the Bundesliga, it emerged Stoeger knew it was his last game following discussions on Friday.

Rock bottom Cologne fire coach

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Berlin (AFP) – Peter Stoeger was finally sacked as Cologne coach on Sunday, ending his 1,634-days reign with the club bottom of the Bundesliga and winless after a disastrous run of results.

Although Cologne earned a 2-2 draw at Schalke on Saturday, denying the hosts the chance to go second in the Bundesliga, it emerged Stoeger knew it was his last game following discussions on Friday.

Arsenal lose at Cologne, Balotelli propels Nice

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Paris (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at struggling German side Cologne.

The Frenchman made 11 changes to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur in last weekend’s north London derby, with starts handed to Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck.

Stindl equaliser saves Germany’s 21-match unbeaten run

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Cologne (Germany) (AFP) – Substitute Lars Stindl extended world champions Germany’s unbeaten run to 21 matches with a 93rd-minute equaliser in a 2-2 friendly draw against France in Cologne on Tuesday.

A first international double by Alexandre Lacazette put France on the verge of a deserved victory in a clash of two of the favourites for next year’s World Cup.

Stindl equaliser saves Germany’s 21-match unbeaten run

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Cologne (Germany) (AFP) – Substitute Lars Stindl extended world champions Germany’s unbeaten run to 21 matches with a 93rd-minute equaliser in a 2-2 friendly draw against France in Cologne on Tuesday.

A first international double by Alexandre Lacazette put France on the verge of a deserved victory in a clash of two of the favourites for next year’s World Cup.

Prove yourselves, German stars told for French test

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew has told his Germany side to prove themselves in Tuesday’s friendly against France as the defending champions’ sharpen their preparations for next year’s World Cup.

Security will be tight in Cologne as the friendly takes place almost two years to the day since the Paris terror attacks of November 13 2015, when 130 people were killed and over 400 were injured.

Prove yourselves, German stars told for French test

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew has told his Germany side to prove themselves in Tuesday’s friendly against France as the defending champions’ sharpen their preparations for next year’s World Cup.

Security will be tight in Cologne as the friendly takes place almost two years to the day since the Paris terror attacks of November 13 2015, when 130 people were killed and over 400 were injured.

Wagner stakes Germany claim to face England

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Cologne (Germany) (AFP) – Sandro Wagner made a case to face England in Germany’s forthcoming friendly international by netting twice in Hoffenheim’s 3-0 win at the Bundesliga’s bottom side Cologne on Sunday.

The Germans face Gareth Southgate’s England at Wembley on Friday before hosting France four days later in Cologne in friendlies designed to test the defending champions before next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Cologne change mind over controversial Dortmund goal protest

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Berlin (AFP) – Cologne have made a U-turn on plans to lodge an official protest to the German Football Association (DFB) about a controversial goal in their 5-0 drubbing at Borussia Dortmund, the club said on Tuesday.

The Bundesliga strugglers said they will not contest the final result of the game and will now simply ask the DFB’s refereeing department for clarification of the rules.

Cologne set to protest over controversial VAR goal

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Berlin (AFP) – Cologne say they plan to protest to the German Football Association (DFB) on Monday over a controversial goal which has raised debate over the video assistant referee (VAR) in Germany’s top flight.

Cologne were crushed 5-0 at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Sunday which left them bottom of the German league after four straight defeats.

Cologne set to protest over controversial VAR goal

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Berlin (AFP) – Cologne say they plan to protest to the German Football Association (DFB) on Monday over a controversial goal which has raised debate over the video assistant referee (VAR) in Germany’s top flight.

Cologne were crushed 5-0 at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Sunday which left them bottom of the German league after four straight defeats.

Aubameyang in a hurry as Dortmund crush Cologne

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund were back atop of the Bundesliga on Sunday thanks to a 5-0 hammering of Cologne as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a minute.

After losing at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek in the Champions League, Dortmund needed just three minutes to take the lead at home.

Aubameyang in a hurry as Dortmund crush Cologne

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund were back atop of the Bundesliga on Sunday thanks to a 5-0 hammering of Cologne as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a minute.

After losing at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek in the Champions League, Dortmund needed just three minutes to take the lead at home.

Cologne criticise security at Arsenal over chaos

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London (AFP) – Cologne criticised security arrangements at Arsenal on Friday after both clubs were charged by UEFA following chaotic scenes that marred their Europa League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Visiting supporters were issued with around 3,000 tickets for Thursday’s Group H match but about 20,000 fans of the German club are believed to have made the journey to the British capital.

Cologne criticise security at Arsenal over chaos

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London (AFP) – Cologne criticised security arrangements at Arsenal on Friday after both clubs were charged by UEFA following chaotic scenes that marred their Europa League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Visiting supporters were issued with around 3,000 tickets for Thursday’s Group H match but about 20,000 fans of the German club are believed to have made the journey to the British capital.

UEFA charges Arsenal, Cologne after fan chaos at Europa League match

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London (AFP) – European football chiefs charged Arsenal and Cologne on Friday after vast numbers of away fans gained access to the home sections of Emirates Stadium, sparking chaotic scenes that marred the Europa League clash.

Visiting fans were issued with 3,000 tickets but around 20,000 fans of the German club are believed to have made the journey to the British capital.

UEFA charges Arsenal, Cologne after fan chaos at Europa League match

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London (AFP) – European football chiefs charged Arsenal and Cologne on Friday after vast numbers of away fans gained access to the home sections of Emirates Stadium, sparking chaotic scenes that marred the Europa League clash.

Visiting fans were issued with 3,000 tickets but around 20,000 fans of the German club are believed to have made the journey to the British capital.

Arsenal’s Wenger pondered new date prior to stormy Cologne win

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he was contemplating a re-arranged fixture after the Gunners beat Cologne 3-1 in a Europa League opener marred by crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

The Group H fixture kicked off an hour late following chaotic scenes inside and outside north London club Arsenal’s home ground.

Arsenal’s Wenger pondered new date prior to stormy Cologne win

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he was contemplating a re-arranged fixture after the Gunners beat Cologne 3-1 in a Europa League opener marred by crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

The Group H fixture kicked off an hour late following chaotic scenes inside and outside north London club Arsenal’s home ground.

Arsenal win delayed Europa League clash as Everton humbled

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Paris (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez scored a stunning goal as Arsenal came from behind to beat Cologne 3-1 in a Europa League clash on Thursday that was delayed for an hour due to crowd trouble.

Kick-off in the Group H opener at the Emirates Stadium was put back until 9:05pm local time (2005 GMT) in the interests of “crowd safety” after problems caused by thousands of ticketless Cologne supporters arriving at the ground.

Arrests made as Arsenal-Cologne kicks off despite crowd trouble

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London (AFP) – Arsenal’s Europa League encounter with Cologne finally got underway an hour late on Thursday despite police making arrests after dealing with “disorder” at the Emirates Stadium as German fans occupied home sections of the ground.

Thousands of ticketless supporters of German club Cologne arrived at the Emirates, while travelling supporters who did have tickets were unable to gain access to the ground for the Group H opener, with kick-off delayed by an hour in the interests of “crowd safety”.

Arrests made as Arsenal-Cologne kicks off despite crowd trouble

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London (AFP) – Arsenal’s Europa League encounter with Cologne finally got underway an hour late on Thursday despite police making arrests after dealing with “disorder” at the Emirates Stadium as German fans occupied home sections of the ground.

Thousands of ticketless supporters of German club Cologne arrived at the Emirates, while travelling supporters who did have tickets were unable to gain access to the ground for the Group H opener, with kick-off delayed by an hour in the interests of “crowd safety”.

Arsenal-Cologne clash kicks off despite crowd trouble

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London (AFP) – Arsenal’s Europa League encounter with Cologne finally got underway an hour late on Thursday despite police dealing with “disorder” at the Emirates Stadium as German fans occupied home sections of the ground.

Thousands of ticketless supporters of German club Cologne arrived at the Emirates, while travelling supporters who did have tickets were unable to gain access to the ground for the Group H opener, with kick-off delayed by an hour in the interests of “crowd safety”.

Arsenal-Cologne clash kicks off despite crowd trouble

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London (AFP) – Arsenal’s Europa League encounter with Cologne finally got underway an hour late on Thursday despite police dealing with “disorder” at the Emirates Stadium as German fans occupied home sections of the ground.

Thousands of ticketless supporters of German club Cologne arrived at the Emirates, while travelling supporters who did have tickets were unable to gain access to the ground for the Group H opener, with kick-off delayed by an hour in the interests of “crowd safety”.

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Classic Moments: MSV Duisburg Coach Norbert Meier Goes Down Like Ton Of Bricks After ‘Headbutt’ From Cologne’s Albert Streit, 2005 (Video)

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Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich's am-dram dive against Borussia Monchengladbach may well have been laughably risible, but it's not entirely without precedent in German football circles.

Allow us, if you will, to whisk you back to a truly baffling passage of play well, play-acting that occurred during the closing stages of the fantastically ill-tempered Bundesliga tie between Duisburg and Cologne in December of 2005.

Mixed results for USMNT players in the DFB Pokal

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The DFB Pokal round of 16 was on the midweek schedule in Germany, the last games before the Bundesliga winter break. Weston McKennie subbed on in the 79th minute for Schalke in their 1-0 home win over Cologne. Maximilian Meyer scored the game's only goal in the 63rd minute with Ralf Fahrmann keeping the clean sheet.

Cologne Striker Claudio Pizarro Lands Voiceover Role In New Disney Movie ‘Coco’

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Having made just four appearances for Cologne so far this season, Claudio Pizarro has sought extra-curricular means to keep himself amused.

Indeed, the 39-year-old Peruvian striker has landed a supporting voiceover role in the German-language version of Disney's latest animated offering, 'Coco'.

BundesFAIL: Cologne Striker Sehrou Guirassy Pulls Off Open-Goal Miss So Atrocious His Own Fans Refuse To Accept His Shirt Afterwards (Video)

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Cologne are having a rotten old time of it in the Bundesliga so far this season, currently squatting rock bottom in the table with just two points from their first nine games.

Scoring goals has proved to be a rather significant issue, with Cologne mustering just three goals of their own while shipping 17 at the other end.

Arsenal

Cologne v Arsenal Player Ratings – Coquelin best of a bad bunch

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It was most disappointing to win the Group with this performance but the team were unlucky not to come away with a point. After three wins this second string have gone downhill with little left to play for until the next round it must be hard to get motivated. We would hope that they would [...]

Should Arsenal be punished for struggling to handle Cologne encounter?

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Arsenal's match against Cologne in the Europa League opening group game was marred by trouble and disruption last week, and UEFA have now tasked somebody with investigating the issues. The encounter was delayed by an hour following the unexpected arrival of 20,000 Cologne fans to London and mass number of fans who travelled to the [.

Pick your Arsenal team to brush past Doncaster

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Arsenal's second-string side got past Cologne in the Europa League last week, and if anything this Caraboa Cup game at home to Doncaster should be even easier. Cologne may have lost their opening four games in the Bundesliga, but Doncaster are two tiers below us in League One and have won just one game out [.

Arsenal: Sead Kolisinac Goads Cologne Fans By Unveiling Schalke Shirt After Scoring Equaliser At Emirates (Photos & Video)

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After going 1-0 down to a Jhon Cordoba screamer with just nine minutes of the clock, it took Arsenal until the second half to restore parity with Cologne on what proved to be a tumultuous start to their Europa League campaign.

The goal came from Sead Kolasinac, who entered the fray as half-time substitute and took roughly three minutes to clang home an absolute gem of an equaliser on the volley from a tight-ish angle.

Proper Support Or Last Days Of Sodom And Gomorrah? Cologne Fans Give Arsenal The Mother Of All Culture Shocks As Europa League Kicks Off With A Bang (Photos & Video)

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Given some of the fevered outcry, you'd be forgiven that the Emirates was raised to ash on Thursday night, as hordes of swivel-eyed Cologne fans stormed the gates, breached the perimeter walls and ransacked absolutely everything Arsenal Football Club hold dear.

Despite an official ticket allocation of just 3,000, a reported 20,000 Cologne fans made the trip to London for the Europa League clash, such was the prestige of the occasion, especially for fans of a club more attuned to the sapping disenchantment of perpetual Bundesliga relegation.

Arsenal v Cologne – Great Gunners come back to win!!

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Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger may well have been a little bit underwhelmed about our participation in the Europa League this season after missing out on our usual Champions League group stage involvement, and we understand the thinking behind putting more focus on the Premier League. It was nearly a disaster though, with Arsenal going [.

Europa League: Cologne Striker Jhon Cordoba Lamps One In From 45 Yards To Open Scoring Against Arsenal (Video)

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With kick-off delayed for over an hour due to crowd congestion problems (who'd have guessed?), Arsenal took roughly nine minutes to fall behind against Cologne in their opening Europa League fixture.

The goal itself was a stonker, scored by under-fire striker Jhon Cordoba, who has so far failed to impress the Cologne fans since coming in as a direct replacement for goal machine Anthony Modeste, who left for the Chinese Super League over the summer.

FC Koln fans force Arsenal to push kick-off back

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Arsenal have been forced to push their Europa League opening match kick-off back by an hour. FC Koln have had a huge amount of supporters travel to London for today's match-up, with as many as 20,000 believed to have descended on the capital city. Unfortunately the travelling fans do not all have tickets for the [.

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Pitta Patter: Lukas Podolski Opens New Doner Kebab Restaurant In Hometown Of Cologne (Photo & Video)

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Lukas Podolski has opened yet another business venture in his hometown of Cologne to go alongside the clothing store and the ice-cream parlour he already has in his portfolio.

Podolski's latest endeavour is a humble kebab shop, Mangal Kebab, which opened in the Chlodwigplatz district over the weekend.