1. FC Köln: Thick Baumgart praise: Özcan and Schwänke are Cologne’s derby heroes

One derby, four goals, two heroes – what Cologne keeper Marvin Schwänke (26) and midfield engine Salih Özcan (23) delivered in the 4-1 win against Gladbach was amazing!

Others scored the goals with Ljubicic (55th), Uth (77th), Duda (78th) and Andersson (90 + 3). But in the end, Özcan and Schwänke were the FC heroes of the big Cologne party.

Özcan ran for every meter (total distance 11 kilometers), hit the most passes (40), led the second most duels (25), was clearer and driver at the same time and was involved in almost every dangerous scene.

“It was our job to take away Gladbach’s desire for football. We succeeded in doing that, ”said Özcan himself happily afterwards.

BILD gave it a grade of 1 for its gala, and kudos from the trainer. Baumgart: “Salih showed an outstanding performance. To contest such a derby as a Cologne boy is remarkable. “

Mega premiere – mega jubilation: Marvin Schwänke celebrates after his first Bundesliga appearancePhoto: Andreas Pohl

► Cologne’s second Derby hero was in the box – and for the first time in the Bundesliga.

But that was never to be noticed by Marvin Schwänke. On the contrary: Cologne’s goalkeeper convinced with brilliant parades and mega reflexes, then beamed all over his face: “A crazy day. When the fans called my name, I got goose bumps. “

Baumgart also praised the dream premiere of his substitute keeper: “A debut made to measure. Marvin showed why we brought him in the summer. “


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