First damper for the FC!
Hoffenheim stops the Cologne series (five games unbeaten) and celebrates a 5-0 victory.
Baby-Bebou shoots Cologne and trainer Steffen Baumgart (49)!
31st Minute: Czichos lets Kramaric do it, who hangs up for Ihlas Bebou (27) and completely unhindered around Keeper Horn and hits the 1-0. The striker cheers with a cradle movement of the arms.
Background: On October 8th, he and friend Amira became parents of a son. His name is Zayn and the proud dad dedicated his first goal of the season to this and scored a goal with a heel (49th).
Hoffenheim increased a little later through Baumgartner (51.). FC coach Baumgart is dissatisfied, changes three times in the 55th minute. Nevertheless, Geiger and (74th) and Posch (87th) even make it 5-0.
Rafael Czichos (31) at DAZN: “The defeat is definitely deserved. We made way too many mistakes, individual mistakes in the game and we weren’t aggressive enough in the duels, we were always one step too late. “
The Cologne team without captain Hector (left sick) and running machine Skhiri (injured on the national team) hardly give any impulses and are far too far away from the Hoffenheimers with all goals conceded. The worst appearance of the season so far. And so the euphoria is braked just before the derby against Leverkusen (October 24th).
It’s almost like a curse: Also in the 11th attempt, the FC fails at TSG, last won in April 2015 (3: 2) against the Hopp club. For the almost 4,000 Cologne among the 14,309 fans, it was an away trip to forget.
Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeneß (39), who was under pressure, can take a deep breath, thanks to Baby-Bebou.