Defender Frederick Sørensen plays for Cologne, one of the most effective and best back lines in the Bundesliga this season. The Danish learnt the art of defending during a 5-year stint in Italy at Juventus, Bologna and Verona.
The scene was set for Cologne and Claudio Pizarro to instigate the start of a miraculous great escape. It was not to be, however, and now Cologne’s Bundesliga status looks as good as over, writes DW's Janek Speight.
A pair of volleys ensured Bayern Munich extended their sizable lead at the top of the table with another mixed week for the chasing pack. There was an impressive Dortmund debut and keeper-assisted Werder Bremen win.
Michy Batshuayi had a dream debut, even as Dortmund struggled to claim three points at bottom-of-the-table Cologne. Andre Schürrle ultimately netted the late winner, dashing home fans' hopes.
Three goals in two games from Simon Terodde have given bottom club Cologne a glimmer of hope. The striker is exactly what they need in a relegation battle, writes DW's Matt Ford.
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