Union Berlin wins in Cologne and temporarily takes the lead in the Championship

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Union Berlin wins in Cologne and temporarily takes the lead in the Championship

On behalf of the 6th day of the Bundesliga, Union Berlin won the top-of-the-table duel against Cologne (1-0) on Sunday at the RheinEnergieStadion, in a friendly atmosphere, unlike the one in Nice on Thursday. With this fourth victory of the season, the Berliners temporarily take the lead in the Championship while waiting for the result of Freiburg against Mönchengladbach.

Urs Fischer’s men led the way in the 3rd minute thanks to Timo Hübers’ own goal, which deflected Sheraldo Becker’s cross into his own net (0-1). The Berlin advantage at the break was logical, and could have been wider if Jordan Siebatcheu had converted his penalty, obtained after a handball from Luca Kilian in the area (10th). From a tight angle, Sheraldo Becker thought he scored the break goal but the Surinamese was flagged offside (15th). In the last 15 minutes of the first half, Cologne woke up and regained ease in building their game, but did not prove dangerous.

On returning from the locker room, after 10 minutes of domination by the “Goats”, the Union was once again very close to worsening the score, but the shot from Christopher Trimmel landed on the bar (58th). Benjamin Cortus could have whistled a penalty in favor of Cologne for a hand in the area (52nd) but he did not flinch. The referee of the meeting also expelled Luca Kilian after a second yellow card (81st). Steffen Baumgart’s players will have pushed to snatch the equalizer, without worrying Lennart Grill in addition to Linton Maina’s attempt (47th).

Sunday (3:30 p.m.) on behalf of the 7th day, Union Berlin will host Wolfsburg. Cologne will move to Bochum on the same day (5.30 p.m.).

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