Info

Competition
Bundesliga
Date
29 April 2017
Game week
31
Kick-off
15:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 0
Venue
Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund)
Attendance
81360

Commentary

Minute   Description
FULL-TIME! Job done for Cologne as they get a point after frustrating Dortmund. Thank you for joining us throughout this Bundesliga clash between Borussia Dortmund and Cologne.
90'+2 SAVE! Horn has just saved a point for his team. A floating cross from Piszczek was headed towards the bottom corner by Guerreiro but the Cologne goalkeeper made a wonderful stop.
90' Klunter gets a yellow for a foul on Dembele.
89' Whilst Dortmund have been frustrated, it must be said the atmosphere inside Signal Iduna Park hasn't dropped one bit. The Yellow Wall is bouncing inside the ground!
87' Cologne are parking their defence and midfield in their box now as they try and clutch onto this draw. The visitors have been set up to frustrate Dortmund this afternoon and they've done exactly that.
85' Modeste done brilliantly to bring down a ball from the air and feed Ozcan on the edge of the box, but the midfielder's effort was blocked by Ginter as the defender closed down the effort.
84' Castro gets a yellow for simulation.
83' It's still a case of almost for Dortmund. A wonderful pass from Guerreiro almost finds Aubamayeng but Subotic done well to read the play and cut out the effort.
81' Tuchel is starting to get rather animated on the side, as is sporting director Michael Zorc for that matter. It's clear the home side aren't happy with their performance.
80' Ozcan comes on for Jojic.
79' Just over ten minutes to go for Dortmund to get this win. The Billy Goats are clearly happy to settle for this draw as there hasn't been much adventure coming from Cologne.
77' The final ball for Dortmund is lacking! The build-up play from the hosts has been good, but everything is just escaping the home side as they move forward.
75' Dortmund are starting to commit more forward now as they chase this win! It appears as if the home side have shifted to three at the back as well.
74' Piszczek comes on for Sokratis.
73' Guerreiro whipped a great cross into the box as Dortmund were awarded a free-kick, but despite Sokratis rising highest the Greek midfielder wasn't able to beat Horn.
71' Hoger comes on to add more solidarity to the midfield for Bittencourt.
CHANCE! Golden opportunity following a moment of magic from Dembele to loft a ball over the Cologne defence to Castro, but the midfielder was unable to square to Aubameyang.
69' Dembele doesn't take long to make an impact as he shifted himself away from Klunter to drive an effort at goal from range, but Horn gets down quickly to collect the ball.
67' CHANCE! A cross-field pass from Castro is fired back into the middle first time by Durm, but as Kagawa arrived at the cross on the penalty the Japanese international fired over the crossbar.
66' Dembele comes on for Reus.
Guerreiro comes on for Kagawa.
65' Cologne are starting to sit deeper now as Dortmund knock the ball around the midfield and defence waiting for a gap to open to allow their creative players to exploit.
63' Dortmund fail with yet another corner. When Cologne are standing firm, the hosts really need to make use of their set-pieces to break down the visitors.
61' A corner for Dortmund as Lehmann turns the ball behind, but Castro's delivery was headed back to Horn by Modeste and launched a counter-attack.
59' The back three of Heintz, Subotic and Sorensen are coping really well. Aubameyang tries to run at them but the defence force the striker wide and win back possession.
57' CLOSE! Zoller makes an immediate impact as the striker crosses towards Modeste, but the Frenchman was unable to get a touch on the ball and Dortmund get the goal kick.
55' Zoller comes on for Rudnevs.
Once again Cologne have found a way to keep Dortmund at bay and frustrate the hosts. Stoger's side have conceded chances this afternoon, but they've been very disciplined in this match.
52' A corner for Borussia Dortmund as the home side apply more pressure on the visitors but once again the set-piece comes to nothing.
50' SAVE! Fantastic save from Horn as Schmelzer unleashed a rocket from 25 yards out but the goalkeeper does well to push the ball away from the top corner.
48' Dortmund are alive early in this second half! Reus worked Horn into a save early on but fortunately for Cologne the rebound fell to Subotic who hacked the play away.
46' Cologne get the second half underway.
It's 0-0 at the break! Cologne become the first side in 2017 to prevent Dortmund from scoring in the first half. Stay with us as we bring you the remainder of this match shortly.
44' It looks as if these sides are going to go into half-time level. Tuchel will be disappointed his team haven't taken one of their opportunities, but Cologne could've scored just as easily in this first 45.
42' The away side are clearly growing with confidence as they play higher up the pitch with the defensive line allowing more room behind them.
40' Cologne are proving to be a thorn in Dortmund's side once again as we approach the break. The hosts have been the better side, yet the score remains equal.
39' Bittencourt gets Cologne's first card of the match.
38' Reus tried his luck from range as the forward was driving towards the Cologne box and decided to not use the runs of his teammates, but his effort was high and wide of the mark.
36' Dortmund denied! Horn rushed out to save but as Castro headed back towards goal Reus was judged offisde correctly by the linesman to keep the scores level.
34' CHANCE! Great individual quality from Bittencourt to ride two tackles and drive into the box, but once again the finish was lacking from Cologne as the score remains 0-0.
32' Dortmund thought they had a brilliant opportunity as Durm broke down the right and tried to get the ball into the middle, but the winger was found to be offside.
30' CHANCE! Wonderful work from Rudnevs as the striker found Jojic, but the Serbian fired wide of Burki's goal when he probably should have scored.
28' CHANCE! The best opportunity of the match so far as Aubameyang cut the ball back to Reus on the penalty spot but the German international fired over the crossbar.
26' Corner for Borussia Dortmund after great play from Castro but Kagawa was unable to find a yellow shirt with the set-piece and Subotic headed the danger away.
24' CLOSE! Cologne finally work their way into the Dortmund box as Modeste slid Hector behind the home team's defence, but the full-back was unable to find Rudnevs with his square pass.
22' Dortmund's wave of pressure seems to have slowed down. Neither side are crafting great opportunities at the moment, much to the delight of Stoger.
20' Cologne are having great difficulty pushing towards the Dortmund box. Whilst the away side are having their share of possession, they're not doing much with it.
18' Cologne need to work on taking the sting out of this Dortmund side. The home support are really carrying their side though currently and it's not favouring the away side.
15' CLOSE! Dortmund are knocking on the door as Reus breaks away with Aubameyang, but just as the winger tries to find his striker Subotic and Sorensen combine to save the away side.
13' CLOSE! Schmelzer overlapped on the wing and delivered a good cross into Aubameyang, but the striker was unable to make a clean contact and headed wide of Horn's goal.
11' Almost a fantastic opportunity for Dortmund as Horn rushed outside of his box to clear an effort but ended up passing to Schmelzer. Fortunately for Cologne, Dortmund were unable to take advantage.
9' Early yellow card for Durm.
STAT: Dortmund have not beaten Cologne since their promotion back into the Bundesliga.
7' A free-kick in a dangerous position for Dortmund as Reus got the opportunity to take it, but the winger was unable to curl his shot towards goal over the Cologne wall.
5' Kagawa tries to play a lofted ball forward to find Aubameyang who was on the line of the Cologne defence and waiting to break free, but Heintz done well to cut out the attempt.
3' A fantastic run from Pulisic as the winger drived at the Cologne defence and rounded Subotic, but he was unable to find a yellow shirt in the middle with his cross.
1' Dortmund get us underway.
Stoger makes just the two changes to his side from the draw with Hoffenheim, introducing Nevan Subotic to face his old clubs and bringing in Rudnevs to lead the line with Modeste. However, Tuchel has shifted his side around more and gone for four alterations to his starting XI.
Subs: Maroh, Hoger, Zoller, Clemens, Kessler, Ozcan, Hartel.
Cologne (3-5-2): Horn; Heintz, Subotic, Sorensen; Hector, Lehmann, Bittencourt, Jojic, Klunter; Modeste, Rudnevs.
Subs: Weindenfeller, Bender, Dembele, Guerreriro, Isak, Merino, Piszczek.
Borussia Dortmund (3-4-3): Burki; Schmelzer, Sokratis, Ginter; Pulisic, Castro, Weigl, Durm; Reus, Aubameyang, Kagawa.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS
Meanwhile, with just one win in their last five Cologne are in the opposite situation, especially after being stripped of a victory in the final minutes against Hoffenheim last time out. Peter Stoger will hope his side will put up a fight when they make the short trip across North Rhine-Westphalia.
Dortmund head into this match coming off the back of a morale-boosting win against Bayern Munich. Beating the Bavarian juggernaut at the Allianz Arena in the DFB Pokal semi-final, the spirits inside Thomas Tuchel’s camp couldn’t be higher right now.
Hello and welcome to the live text commentary between Borussia Dortmund and Cologne. We’ll be guiding you through all the action as it happens in this Bundesliga clash.
Subs: Maroh, Hoger, Zoller, Clemens, Kessler, Ozcan, Hartel.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
T. Horn
2
N. Subotić
3
D. Heintz
4
F. Sørensen
8
M. Jojić
9
A. Rudņevs
11
M. Reus
14
J. Hector
17
P. Aubameyang
21
L. Bittencourt
22
C. Pulisic
23
S. Kagawa
24
L. Klünter
25
S. Papastathopoulos
27
A. Modeste
27
G. Castro
28
M. Ginter
29
M. Schmelzer
33
J. Weigl
33
M. Lehmann
37
E. Durm
38
R. Bürki
11
7
13
6
26
20
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
T. Stieler
Assistants
S. Thielert
Fourth official
T. Christ

Match Stats

Borussia Dortmund Köln
49 Attacks (Dangerous) 13
9 Corners 0
6 Fouls 11
17 Free Kicks 13
4 Goal Kicks 16
6 Offsides 5
4 Shots (blocked) 2
11 Shots (off target) 1
8 Shots (on target) 2
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
24 Throw Ins 18

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
134+6782
234+2767
334+3264
434+2762
534+949
634-449
734-1848
834-345
934-445
1034+543
1134-742
1234-241
1334-1638
1434-2838
1534-1137
1634-1837
1734-2132
1834-3525

Signal-Iduna-Park

Name:
Signal-Iduna-Park 
City:
Dortmund 
Capacity:
81360