Cologne 2-4 RB Leipzig: Visitors move up to third

Cologne 2-4 RB Leipzig: Timo Werner nets 25th goal of the season as visitors move up to third in Bundesliga

  • Jhon Cordoba opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a rebound 
  • Patrik Schick headed home from Angelino’s cross to level the scores  
  • Christopher Nkunku put the visitors ahead with a cool finish before half-time
  • Timo Werner doubled the lead after being played in on goal by Peter Gulacsi
  • Anthony Modeste pulled one back with a brilliant strike from the edge of the box
  • Dani Olmo then restored the two-goal advantage with a fine strike of his own 

RB Leipzig reclaimed third place in the Bundesliga with an entertaining 4-2 victory at Cologne on Monday that put them firmly on course for a Champions League spot with five games left in the season.

Cologne stunned the visitors in the seventh minute when Jhon Cordoba fired in on the rebound but Leipzig turned things around before halftime.

Patrik Schick grabbed his ninth goal of the campaign with a 20th minute header and Christopher Nkunku then was then sent through to calmly chip the ball over keeper Timo Horn in the 38th. 

Timo Werner finishes past Timo Horn to score RB Leipzig’s third goal of the game

Werner (R) celebrates doubling his side’s lead with team-mate Christopher Nkunku

In a furious start to the second half the visitors added another goal when keeper Peter Gulacsi spectacularly served up a perfect assist with a direct delivery for striker Timo Werner to finish it off.

Cologne substitute Anthony Modeste’s 55th minute missile briefly gave the hosts hope but it was quickly cancelled out by Dani Olmo’s effort two minutes later.

Leipzig are now third on 58 points, two behind second-placed Borussia Dortmund and nine off leaders Bayern Munich. Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen are on 56.

Jhon Cordoba of Cologne celebrates after breaking the deadlock in the seventh minute

Nkunku finishes past Horn to score Leipzig’s second goal shortly before half-time

Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo celebrates after sealing the three points in the second half

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