Which club will be allowed to play in the 1st Bundesliga in the coming season?
Tonight at 6:30 p.m., 1. FC Köln welcomes second division Holstein Kiel to the first leg in the Bundesliga relegation in the RheinEnergieStadion at home.
Can Effzeh still save the disaster season or does Holstein Kiel reward itself for a great season with promotion to the Bundesliga? The match between Cologne and Kiel can be found here in the live ticker at Bild.de.
After a disappointing Bundesliga season, Cologne, who secured 16th place in the table with a 1-0 win against Schalke on matchday 34, can now secure relegation on their own. For this, the team of trainer Friedhelm Funkel has to assert itself in two games against Holstein Kiel.
Holstein Kiel just the outsider
The storks, who took 3rd place in the 2nd league after 34 match days, will go into the games against 1. FC Köln as outsiders despite an outstanding season. This is not only because a first division team meets a second division tonight.
In 22 relegation duels, the Bundesliga clubs have prevailed 16 times and only six times the winner came from the 2nd Bundesliga.
In 2019, Union Berlin was the last time a second division team prevailed in the Bundesliga relegation. At that time, two draws against VfB Stuttgart were enough for the Eisern from Köpenick to make the promotion perfect.
For Holstein Kiel it is already the second participation in a relegation. The storks were already fighting for promotion to the 1st Bundesliga in 2018. At that time you had to admit defeat 1: 3 and 0: 1 against VfL Wolfsburg.
For the Effzeh, the meeting with Kiel is the first in a relegation.
So 180 minutes of tension, struggle and tremors await us …
Welcome to the live ticker of the Bundesliga relegation
Tonight from 6:30 p.m., Cologne and Kiel face each other in the relegation.
From around 6 p.m. you will find all important information about the game in our live ticker at BILD.de and of course you will not miss any highlight!
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