Witness the full replay and highlights of the FC Koln vs Bayern Munich clash. This intense battle took place during the 2023/2024 Germany Bundesliga season on Matchday 12. The action kicked off at 19:30 GMT on Friday, November 24, 2023. The match was officiated by the esteemed referee Marco Fritz from Germany and was held at the renowned RheinEnergieStadion in Köln. For more details, visit: Nov 24, 2023
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich Full Match Reports
Bayern Munich asserted their dominance with a sixth consecutive Bundesliga triumph, clinching victory against Cologne at the RheinEnergieStadion. This streak propelled the Rekordmeister to a temporary summit in the league standings, while the struggling Billy Goats find themselves entrenched at the bottom with only one win in their 12 league encounters this season.
Initiating the contest, Steffen Baumgart’s squad enjoyed an auspicious start, yet their prime scoring opportunity, with Jan Thielmann denied by Manuel Neuer, went untapped. Subsequently, Bayern shifted into high gear, seizing control and breaking the deadlock in the 19th minute. A swift counter-attack orchestrated by Leroy Sané culminated in Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s attempt being thwarted on the line. However, the rebound fortuitously landed at the feet of the one player Cologne hoped to avoid, allowing Harry Kane to effortlessly slot home—a goal elevating him as the highest-scoring Englishman in a Bundesliga season.
Armed with the lead, Bayern sustained their offensive onslaught. Choupo-Moting had an opportunity to double the advantage, courtesy of another Sané delivery, but Marvin Schwäbe denied him this time. Sané himself came agonizingly close to finding the net, with his shot narrowly missing the target, concluding the first half with Bayern in control but unable to expand their lead.
The post-halftime phase witnessed a sluggish display from both sides, struggling to craft clear goal-scoring opportunities. Beyond the hour mark, Bayern intensified their efforts, yet the elusive second goal remained elusive. Kingsley Coman, the closest to achieving the feat, saw his header off Leon Goretzka’s flick-on strike the crossbar.
Ultimately, the anticipated second goal eluded Bayern, but they successfully preserved their slender lead. Cologne, ranking as the league’s lowest scorers, showcased their offensive struggles, failing to capitalize on late pressure. Consequently, they swapped places with Union Berlin, assuming the undesirable position as Germany’s top-flight basement dwellers.
Player of the Match: Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich).