Bundesliga roundup: 8th March

In the Bundesliga this past Sunday, We were blessed with 2 games that produced 9 goals between them. 

FC Cologne 4-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

FC Koln scored three goals past Kevin Trapp in the last 20 minutes to secure their 4-2 win at their home stadium. The first goal came about thanks to an error from the visiting ‘keeper Trapp who didn’t manage to clear the ball properly. Deyverson found the ball at his feet and effortlessly lobbed the helpless Trapp, 1-0. The visitors were struggling to get a hold of the ball. Their first real chance of any note came from Chelsea-loanee, Lucas Piazon. He’s shot didn’t trouble Horn though. However, Alexander Meier saw his shot first saved by Horn but he’s rebound found the net, 1-1. Marcel Risse scored for the hosts to get them back in-front. Koln then went on to score two goals towards the end of the game thanks to Osako and Ujah. Alexander Meier stepped up and scored a late consolation. Frankfurt sit in 9th in the Bundesliga, with Dortmund only 2 points behind them. However, they are only 2 points behind Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim who sit in 8th and 7th respectively. For Koln, they are sitting in 11th. 1 point ahead of Hannover, 1 point behind Borussia Dortumund. As you can tell, there is no room for errors as the table is so tight.

Paderborn 0-3 Bayer Leverkusen

In what looked like a 0-0 draw, it took Roger Schmidt’s Bayer Leverkusen 70 minutes to break down hosts Paderborn. The deadlock was broken in the 73rd minute A deep free-kick swung in my Gonzalo Castro was headed home by an un-marked Kyriakos Papadopoulos. From then on in, the visitors were being given far more respect and more time on the ball. Probably more than what they should have been allowed. Exactly 10 minutes after the first goal found the net, it was back in there again. Castro was again involved. The German squared Julian Brandt’s cross to Min-Son who grabbed the 2nd goal, and put this game to bed. A minute from time, it just got worse for the hosts. The ball fell from a tackle on Brandt and Son was on hand to find the net again. This result saw Leverkusen rise into 4th place, leap frogging FC Augsburg and Di Matteo’s Schalke. Schmidt’s men are up against Stuttgart next whilst Paderborn travel to Frankfurt.

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