In the postponement of the 29th round of Bundesliga, Leipzig wins 4-2 on the Cologne field. The team of Nagelsmann goes immediately for the goal of Cordoba, then raise the pace and come back with a header from Schick (ninth seasonal center), a spoonful of Nkunku and a right of Werner at the beginning of recovery. Modeste shortens distances, Dani Olmo restores them. The Leipzig therefore returns third, bypassing Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Cologne-Leipzig is the first Bundesliga game to be played in June since 1995. Julian Nagelsmann, the Red Bull team manager, was only eight years old, but now he is not in the mood for memories. If it were up to him, you can also play in July, as long as the three points arrive, also because Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen have started to march again and Leipzig must keep the rhythm, otherwise the Champions League becomes more distant.
Cologne is the first to score, which is nice and quiet in the middle of the standings. After just seven minutes Rexhbecaj surprised Upamecano and threw a left that Gulacsi deflected on the post, but the Leipzig goalkeeper couldn’t do anything about Cordoba’s powerful rebound, which a few minutes later came out due to an injury. Leipzig, already dangerous with Werner on 0-0, replies immediately and finds the same with a header by Schick (20 ‘). The numbers of the Czech begin to return: 18 games and nine goals, and to think that his season started in late November for ankle problems. The former Roma could also double but is stopped near the goal line after yet another lunge by Angelino, who does what he wants on the left. Not bad for Nagelsmann, who had already taken the lead in the 38th minute thanks to a spoonful of Nkunku, well launched by Laimer.
At the start of the second half, Leipzig drops the set too easily. Punishment blocked by Gulacsi, the goalkeeper returns for Werner, who flies all alone towards the 3-1 (50 ‘) with which he makes 25 in the championship. Appreciate the launch of the Hungarian, but such a goal is hard to digest even on a football with friends. Five minutes later the Cologne returns to -1 with a nice right foot around Modeste, but for another defensive topical Dani Olmo is left free to kick on the developments of a corner kick, and so at 57 ‘the poker is served. For the Spaniard who arrived from Dinamo Zagreb (then very close to the brace) the first goal in the Bundesliga saves an otherwise anonymous match, but Nagelsmann also needs his ideas to keep third place and maybe make a little thought about the second place of Borussia Dortmund, only two lengths away. The “baby-coach” can therefore be satisfied, despite Werner, Schick and Sabitzer failing four occasions for the “manita” and Modeste devours the 3-4 a few minutes from the 90 ‘: Bayer and’ Gladbach return to -2 in the race to Europe that matters. In addition, five days are missing and the calendar (Dortmund in the penultimate part) clearly winks at him.