Frustrating 2-1 loss in Cologne!

RB Leipzig come away with nothing despite a dominant performance | Amadou Haidara scores RBL's only goal (59') | Jonas Hector with a brace for home side (46', 61') | 50th Bundesliga appearance for Tyler Adams

Away defeat in Cologne! Despite more possession and chances, RB Leipzig suffered a 2-1 loss at the hands of 1. FC Köln

The Red Bulls kicked off the game in superb fashion and were close to taking the lead on several occasions early on. Despite a ten-minute spell of clear dominance, the visitors had nothing to show for it and after 45 minutes, the two sides went in with nothing between them. Leipzig with nothing to show for their control of the game so far.

RBL were dealt a sucker punch in the first minute of the second half: seemingly from nothing, the home side took the lead through a Jonas Hector header (46'). After around quarter of an hour, the scores were level again. Amadou Haidara rocketed a shot past Timo Horn from outside the area (59'). However, Köln had the perfect response. It was Jonas Hector again, who left Péter Gulácsi with no chance to double his tally and give his side the lead (61'). What followed was a hectic game, RBL throwing everything forward to find a second goal. Unfortunately, the home side held on to take all three points.



A milestone start: Tyler Adams is will make his 50th appearance for the Red Bulls today. Congratulations, Tyler!
Head coach Julian Nagelsmann makes five changes to the side that drew 0-0 against Hoffenheim.
Alexander Sørloth returns to the starting XI - can he carry on from his last start, where he scored a brace at Werder?
1st minute: Double chance for RBL! Amadou Haidara is unable to make good contact in a great position, before Emil Forsberg's shot is just blocked. Keep it up!
3rd minute: Sørloth breaks through on the right and squares to Haidara in a good central position. He makes better contact this time but misses the target narrowly.
5th minute: Sørloth is the provider again, this time the attacker finds Christopher Nkunku, who tries an effort from a narrow angle. Side netting!
14th minute: After a flying start from the Red Bulls, the energy drops a little but Leipzig continue to dominate the game.

25th minute: First test for Peter Gulacsi! Köln hit on the counter attack, Jonas Hector's shot is saved comfortably by the RBL number 1.

26th minute: Halstenberg crosses from deep, finding Sørloth, who makes space for himself in the penalty area. However, the striker doesn't hit the ball properly. That could have been more!
35th minute: Good chance for RBL! Nkunku beats Kingsley Ehizibue with some smart footwork and shoots, but the shot does not trouble Timo Horn and goes over the bar.

36th minute: RBL again! Haidara plays out to the Mukiele, who is in space on the right. He goes for goal, aiming for the far left corner but sees his shot go inches wide. A chance missed.

41st minute: Another chance! It's Halstenberg and Sørloth linking up again. The Norwegian is denied by Horn, who pulls off a spectacular diving save. The two sides go nto half time with the score at 0-0.

46th minute: Köln take the lead out of nowhere. Jannes Horn with a perfect cross to Hector, who dives and heads. Gulacsi gets a hand on the ball but cannot prevent the goal.

61st minute: Direct response from Köln. It's Hector again, who is in way too much space and finishes past Gulacsi. 2-1 to the hosts.
72nd minute: Substitute Angelino is fouled right on the edge of the area. The full back steps up himself and fires low towards the corner. Horn pulls off a good save with his foot to maintain his side's lead.

77th minute: Angelino is involved again, driving down the left and crossing towards the area. Mukiele is there, but can't head the ball home. 

82nd minute: The game is being played principally on the flanks. This time, a Nkunku cross finds Sørloth, but he heads well over.

90th minute: Upamecano flicks the ball on to Kluivert, who heads goalwards - it beats Horn but doesn't dip back down under the bar.

90+4th minute: The ball breaks to Kluivert, who is in space and bearing down on goal. The substitute hits it first time, but can only find the post.

30. Spieltag Bundesliga
1. FC Köln


20. April

RB Leipzig
RheinEnergieStadion , Köln

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