◤Bundesliga◢ Steffen Tigges' header against former club and Dejan Ljubičić's wonder strike helps Köln fight back to a 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund..

2022-10-02 12:58

◤Bundesliga◢  Steffen Tigges



With a goal from Borussia Dortmund's former player, FC Köln managed to reversed the situation and comeback to win over the former with 3-2 in matchday 8 of the Bundesliga in the 2022/23 season at the RheinEnergie Stadion on Saturday.


In the first half, Brandt dribbled into the penalty area and and scored to take the lead for the visiting team. In the second half, The Billy Goats fought back emphatically, Kainz quickly inserted into the penalty area and pushed the ball into the net successfully. Soon after, Tigges, who had recently left the opposing side, headed into the net from a corner kick to help the home team starts a comeback. After that, Ljubičić's long-range shot turned into a wonder strike to expand Köln's lead. Later, Rothe's cross from outside the penalty area was initially blocked by Schmitz, and then flew into his own net and turned into an own goal, but it was still too late. In the end, Köln defended to the end and defeated Dortmund with a 3-2 comeback win. Köln, which has been undefeated three times in all competitions, temporarily rose to 7th in the standings with 13 points following this victory; Dortmund, which has slumped its third defeat in four matches in all competitions, slipped to 4th in the standings with 15 points.



First Half


In the 18th minute, Jude Bellingham made a horizontal pass from the front, Donyell Malen quickly followed up, got the ball, then dribbled into the left side of the penalty area and then volleyed with his right foot, but his attempt was Marvin Schwäbe saved by the lower left corner who squatted. In the 27th minute, Dortmund made a quick counterattack. Karim Adeyemi passed horizontally from the front. Malen successfully countered the offside trap, got the ball and then drove into the middle of the penalty area before shooingt with his left foot, however his shot was too high.


2 minutes later, Ljubičić crossed in to the penalty area from the right, the ball was initially blocked by Thomas Meunier, after Kainz quickly followed up and picked up the loose ball, the latter attempted a left-foot shot from the left side of the penalty area, but his shot just slightly misses the right post.


In the 31st minute, Bellingham made a horizontal pass from the front, Julian Brandt quickly followed up, got the ball then dribbled into the middle of the penalty area, and then struck the ball with his right foot into the bottom right corner of the empty net against the outrushing Schwäbe. Dortmund broke the deadlock first to take a 0-1 lead!


2 minutes later, Dortmund got a corner. Malen took the corner and crossed the ball into the penalty area. Linton Maina headed the ball away, after Adeyemi picked up and stopped the loose ball, he attempted a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area, but his shot was tipped over the crossbar by Schwäbe by the upper left corner.


In the 40th minute, Meunier made a horizontal pass from the front, Malen quickly followed up, got the ball, then dribbled the ball into the middle of the penalty area and volleyed with his left foot, however his shot was saved by the outrushing Schwäbe.


At the end of the first half, Köln temporarily trailed Dortmund 0-1 and as halftime approached.



Second Half


Both teams changed sides as game continued. In the 53rd minute, Maina made a low cross from the edge of the byline on the left side of the penalty area, Florian Kainz quickly followed up and struck the ball with his right foot at a very close distance in front of the middle of the box into the net, Köln equalized Dortmund 1-1!


3 minutes later, Köln got a corner. Kainz took the corner and crossed the ball into the penalty area. Steffen Tigges jumped high in front of the right side of the goal in the penalty area and succeeded with his header, Köln overtook Dortmund 2-1! It is ironic that Tigges' first goal after leaving BVB was born in a game against his former club!


In the 69th minute, Ljubičić made a through pass from the center circle. Florian Dietz successfully beaten the offside trap, quickly followed up, then single-handedly dribbled the right side of the penalty area and shot with his right foot against the outrushing Alexander Meyer. Unfortunately, the ball hit on the right post and deflected off the by line. Köln missed the golden opportunity to expand their lead again!


2 minutes later, Denis Huseinbasic made a cross from the left. Dejan Ljubičić stopped the ball and shot with his right foot from outside the penalty area, the ball flew straight into the bottom right corner of the net to form a wonder strike, leaving Meyer out of reach, Köln expanded its lead to 3-1! This is the Austrian international player's sixth goal of the season!


In the 78th minute, Youssoufa Moukoko made a back pass from the front, Tom Rothe quickly followed up, got the ball and then crossed from the left. The ball was blocked by Benno Schmitz and flew straight into the lower right corner of his side's own net, turning it into an own goal.Dortmund pulled a goal back to 3-2!


The game ended with Köln, who became more and more brave, defeating Dortmund 3-2. The BVB's poor run of form definitely causes people to worry.