Category: Cologne


European roundup: Philippe Coutinho opens account as Bayern crush Cologne

• Robert Lewandowski scores twice in 4-0 home victory• Barcelona travel to Granada in La Liga on Saturday eveningPhilippe Coutinho scored his first Bundesliga goal and Robert Lewandowski kept his scoring run going in Bayern Munich’s 4-0 win over 10-man…


Peter Stöger puts stamp on Dortmund to leave board with decision to make | Andy Brassell

The Austrian could not be doing more to remain as manager, with his side now looking as if they have put in a shiftOn other weekends, it would have been a cause for glumness. Yet even in falling a place below bitter rivals Schalke, from second to third…


Vincent Koziello stands tall to lead Köln’s fight for Bundesliga survival | Andy Brassell

The midfielder has added simplicity to Effzeh’s squad since arriving from Nice and has a nickname that might stickOne start and two substitute appearances in, and he is already being lauded as Der Zauberzwerg – the magic dwarf – for FC Köln. Vincent Ko…


Ademola Lookman slips and slides from Everton into Leipzig’s affections | Andy Brassell

Ralph Hasenhüttl has belief in the match-winning debutant who ‘only brought one pair of boots with him from England’It could have been all so different for Diego Forlán. So he thought, at least. Some years back he famously told an interviewer the tale …


Peter Stöger leaves with his head held high at crucial juncture for Cologne | Andy Brassell

Peter Stöger’s name deserves to be cherished in the context of the club’s history, and it is sad that his tenure in Cologne fell apart like it didIn a way it ended just as it was supposed to, with honour. As Peter Stöger took his final bow in front of …


Sehrou Guirassy penalty seals win for Cologne over Arsenal understudies

There is a limit to how much genuine disappointment Arsène Wenger will carry from Cologne after a flat performance and narrow Europa League defeat for his understudies. They are qualified as group winners, despite a going-through-the-motions 90 minutes…


Cologne v Arsenal: Europa League – live!

Updates from the 6pm GMT kick-off in Group HLive scores – all Thursday’s goals as they go inAnd you can email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.04pm GMT 2 min: Arsenal are quick to storm forward, Welbeck finding Wilshere, who instantly carves Cologne op…


Hans Schäfer obituary

Key member of West Germany’s first World Cup-winning side who went on to captain his country in the following two tournamentsThe footballer Hans Schäfer, who has died aged 90, played for West Germany in three World Cups – in 1954, 1958 and 1962 – earni…


Entertaining Dortmund give goose bumps but defensive frailties a concern

Peter Bosz’s side let slip a 2-0 lead at Frankfurt as injuries and suspensions hit the backline in a Bundesliga season that is opening up into a three-way fightAfter Borussia Dortmund threw away a two-goal lead at Eintracht Frankfurt and were forced to…


Cologne accuse Arsenal and police of being ill-prepared to manage crowd

• Kick-off on Thursday was delayed as away fans clashed with stewards
• ‘In our view, the security concept and communication seemed inadequate’

Cologne have accused Arsenal and the Met Police of being ill prepared to manage crowds before their Europa League tie at the Emirates which was blighted by pre-match disturbances.

The German club apologised to Arsenal on behalf of what they called inexcusable behaviour from a small number of their fans. But they also claimed a lack of forward planning contributed to chaotic scenes before the match which saw away supporters engaged in skirmishes with stewards.

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Cologne fans bought Arsenal tickets from club members and exchange sites

Craigslist, Viagogo, Ticketbis and independent touts used to get ticketsArsenal members tickets sent to hotel for collection by Cologne fansThousands of Cologne supporters bought tickets for the Europa League game against Arsenal from club members and …