As it happened: Leipzig finish on top of goal fest in order to take third place (2-4)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 23: Ellyes Skhiri of 1. FC Koeln and Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig battle for possession during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and 1. FC Koeln at Red Bull Arena on November 23, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)


21:26a year ago
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21:26a year ago


90+5' Dingert blows his whistle on a fantastic game of football.
21:25a year ago


90+5' Sabitzer was through on goal but he failed to put the icing on the cake.

It was a soft effort straight at Horn, no chance was that one beating him.

21:24a year ago
90+4' It's specifically Angelino who is looking leggy.

He's down with cramp, and I'd suspect it isn't even fake.

21:23a year ago
90+2' Players are looking very leggy now.

Come on ref, let's see the end to Cologne's misery.

21:21a year ago


90' There will be four minutes additional time in the second half.
21:19a year ago


89' Forsberg is the next in the book, he's offered Cologne a chance to put a ball into the area.
21:17a year ago


87' Modeste is played clean through the middle. There may have been a hint of offside but we will never know because he's placed the ball wide of the post.

What an end to the game we could have had on our hands.

21:15a year ago


84' Goalscorer, Dani Olmo will be replaced by Emil Forsberg.
21:14a year ago
84' The life is slowly being drained from Cologne. I know they're capable of grabbing late goals, but this one just feels out of reach.
21:08a year ago


77' I can't believe that hasn't resulted in a goal!

Nkunku had the right to take on the shot for his brace, but he selflessly lays the ball into the feet of Olmo.

If there was a crowd in the stadium, you can guarantee that the away fans would have been up celebrating that one.

The Spaniard's effort did ripple the net, but only the side netting.

21:05a year ago


75' Schmitz makes way for Mere.

Jakobs leaves the field, forward Terrode comes on in his place.

21:03a year ago


73' In fairness Dingert was in two minds when making the decision.

He reviewed it and decided there wasn't enough in the challenge on Modeste to give a penalty.

21:02a year ago


72' After some deliberating the referee has pointed to the spot and Cologne have a penalty.

He is going over to the VAR screen to confirm.

20:58a year ago


68' It is Schick who has Czeched all the boxes as a back up striker tonight.

He's come into the side in the place of Poulsen and managed to grab himself a goal.

It appears as though he will be protected now as he is replaced by Amadou Haidara.

20:57a year ago
65' Cologne have been piling on the pressure, but it was Leipzig who have had the most recent chance.

Once again it was Werner that had the ball at his feet, charging at the Billy Goats.

His shot was saved by Horn, but it ricocheted to Patrick Schick. The Czech could only head the ball past the right hand post.

20:51a year ago


61' We've hit the hour mark and we've had the second booking of the evening.

It could be said Cologne have been let off there. Drexler has been booked for the challenge but the referee had pulled the play back when Werner was breaking through with the ball.

20:47a year ago

GOAL! 2-4!

57' I can't type quick enough for these goals.

From a corner, the ball is headed out by the previous goalscorer. Unfortunately for Modeste, the ball lands at the feet of Dani Olmo.

The Spaniard stroked the ball with a surprising level of power and it evaded Horn once again.

20:45a year ago

GOAL! 2-3!

55' Anything you can do, I can do better.

Anthony Modeste had looked half the player Cordoba was looking in that first half.

But the Frenchman found himself half a yard 25-yards from goal. Opened up his body and curled a right footed effort out of the reach of Gulacsi.

Game on now.

20:43a year ago
54' There was danger there of a second yellow for Leistner.

It was a lunge to say the least but quite fairly it was deemed to be not dangerous, and therefore not worthy of a dismissal.

20:41a year ago

GOAL! 1-3!

50' Unbelievable! How quick was that?

Straight from the Cologne free kick, Gulacsi claimed the cross. Instantly he unloaded the ball into the path of Werner.

The pacy forward carried the ball for a solid 30 yards before comfortably slotting the ball past a helpless Timo Werner.

20:39a year ago
50' Hopefully this game doesn't get too scrappy, Kainz has now been brought down by Nkunku.
20:38a year ago
48' Mukiele has once again been brought down in a challenge.

This time he's been brought down by Katterbach just before the defender could gain too much ground on Cologne.

20:36a year ago


46' The second half has begun.

Can Cologne find a way back into this game, or will Leipzig pull further away?

20:19a year ago


45+3' And that's that, Leipzig head into the break a goal to the good.
20:15a year ago


45' There will be three additional minutes of the first half.
20:10a year ago

GOAL! 1-2!

38' It appeared as though not much was on, but as I said, Leipzig have a switch that can just make things happen.

Laimer created space in the middle and threaded a ball through to Nkunku on the edge of the area.

Nkunku provided a tidy finish over Timo Horn to force Leipzig into the lead. 

20:06a year ago
36' Klostermann is finding it much more comfortable to deal with the threat of Modeste.

He would have been having nightmares tonight if he had to play the full 90 against Cordoba.

20:05a year ago
34' Leipzig haven't forgotten how to play.

It's almost as if they can switch it on and off. With each passage of play, they are showing glimpses of what they can do when they have the style turned on.

20:03a year ago
32' Mukiele has gone down screaming in agony, it does appear to be rather theatrical though.

His toe end might have potentially brushed with an on rushing Cologne boot.

Nothing more to be added from Christian Dingert.

20:00a year ago


30' Leistner receives the first booking of the day for a late challenge on Nkunku.
19:59a year ago
30' The flow of the game has returned to being very end to end. Both sides are having plenty to do defensively.
19:56a year ago
26' That goal has injected some life into the travelling side.

Werner is finding space out wide more often than not, and the midfielders are finding him.

19:54a year ago


23' That's it Cordoba's evening is over, he just can't carry on.

Anthony Modeste has come on to replace him.

19:51a year ago

GOAL! 1-1!

20' Angeliño whips a peach of a delivery into the Cologne area that has targeted straight onto Schick's head.

Both players have been introduced to the starting line up, and they've produced a wonderful goal.

19:49a year ago
19' It's not looking good, it looks as if Anthony Modeste is getting warm on the touchline.
19:48a year ago
18' It's been a bright start from Jhon Cordoba, but the Colombian has found himself writhing in pain.

Hopefully he won't have to come off, he is causing Leipzig all sorts of havoc.

19:45a year ago
14' A lovely dink into the area from Shkiri allows Cordoba to elegantly rise above his markers.

A powerful, accurate header followed but it wasn't enough to beat Gulacsi for a second time.

19:42a year ago
11' Werner is brought down deep out wide on the left hand side.

A free kick is put into the box but it eased away by Timo Horn.

Nagelsmann is looking increasingly more uncomfortable on the touchline.

19:39a year ago

GOAL! 1-0!

7' Unbelievable! Neither team have had the better of the opening exchanges.

Rexhbecaj broke free from the defence but only managed to strike the far post. Jhon Cordaba was the first to pounce and takes no prisoners in slamming the ball into the roof of Leipzig's net.

19:35a year ago
4' Mukiele found himself on the right wing, and the Frenchman managed to squeeze a ball across the area.

Schick did his best with it, but it was a fairly simple save for Horn.

19:33a year ago
2' A very daft challenge Laimer on Kainz has deservedly earned the Leipzig midfielder a talking to.
19:31a year ago


1' And we're off!
18:47a year ago

RB Leipzig Line Up

18:46a year ago

Cologne Line Up:

22:38a year ago
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22:37a year ago

Player to watch: Patrick Schick

Following the injury of Yussuf Poulsen, there is a vacant spot to be filled next to star man Timo Werner.

With eight goals and two assists already this season, Schick has proven he has got what it takes to fill the injured Dane's shoes.

22:35a year ago

Player to watch: Jhon Cordoba

The Colombian striker had looked rusty up until last week's loss to Hoffenheim. Unfortunately he didn't find himself on the scoresheet, but he did assist Florian Kainz for his goal.

The physical forward has netted eleven times this season, so no doubt he will be back amongst it tomorrow night.

22:31a year ago

Goals galore for the Billy Goats

Despite not having much left to play for this season, FC Cologne are still providing plenty of entertainment.

Each of their games since the resumption has contained four goals.

Even better still, the majority of those goals have come after the 75th minute.

22:25a year ago

Leipzig look to bounce back

After notching up their tenth draw of the season against Hertha Berlin, Leipzig will be aiming to rectify that with a full three points tomorrow evening.

Julian Nagelsmann's side have the joint highest number of draws in the Bundesliga, and it is potentially this stat that has counted them out of the race for the title. 

22:23a year ago


Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text commentary of Cologne vs RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga. I'm Will Laing and I'll be taking you through tomorrow's game which is set to kick off at 19:30 BST.