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Maximilian Mittelstädt is facing relegation with Hertha. © AFP / CHRISTOF STACHE

Debacle in Cologne: Hertha BSC faces relegation from the Bundesliga

1. FC Cologne won the opening game of the 32nd round of the German Bundesliga 5-2 against Hertha BSC on Friday and shot the Berliners further towards relegation.

Cologne turned a 1-2 deficit into a brilliant victory. FC is tenth with 41 points, but the lights are slowly going out for bottom team Hertha (25).


Davie Selke had given Cologne the lead against his former club (8th), then the Berliners briefly turned the game around with goals from Lucas Tousart (18th) and Stevan Jovetic (33rd). At the break the hosts were already back in front: Timo Hübers after a free kick from Kainz (39th) and Ellyes Skhiri (43rd) scored for the “Billy Billy Goats”.

In the second half, Hübers (69th) and Denis Huseinbasic (81st) made everything clear. With only two league games remaining, Herthan's chances decrease enormously. The Berliners are dependent on mistakes from the competition.


SPGUVTVP
1. Bayern Munich32208489:3468
2. Bor. Dortmund32214778:4267
3. RB Leipzig32186857:3860
4. 1. FC Union Berlin32178748:3459
5. SC Freiburg32168848:4256
6. VfL Wolfsburg321310956:4449
7. Bayer Leverkusen321471155:4449
8. Eintracht Frankfurt3212101054:4946
9. FSV Mainz 05321291151:4945
10. 1. FC Cologne3210111147:5141
11. Bor. M. Gladbach321091348:5339
12. Werder Bremen321051750:6235
13. FC Augsburg32971642:5834
14. 1899 Hoffenheim32951843:5432
15. VfL Bochum32941936:7131
16. FC Schalke 0432791631:6530
17. VfB Stuttgart326111540:5529
18. Hertha BSC Berlin32671939:6725

Schlagwörter: Soccer Bundesliga Hertha

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