Cologne’s Timo Horn has saved a penalty against Augsburg for the second time this season since Anthony Modeste’s late goals and Philipp Max saw each side leave with one point.
The home side, simply above the play-off relegation spot, came in three focuses behind the visitors in Sunday’s battle. And it was they who had the best of opening minutes, with Florian Niederlechner compelling Timo Horn to save a couple of merchandise saves on Cologne No.1. The Billy Goats failed to assemble a shot on target in the primary half, yet Ismail Jakobs went nearest with a header over the target from short proximity
Niederlechner had the ideal chance to beat Horn when, 27 minutes later, his side won a penalty, and Horn stumbled Noah Sarenren-Bazee into the container. Be that as it may, Horn went from zero to saint with a wonderful save to keep the top scorer from 12 yards on Augsburg-similarly as he did in the opposite installation when he saved Andre Hahn ‘s spot-kick.
The set pieces from Augsburg’s wing-back Philipp Max caused a lot of issues for the Cologne barrier however not long before the half-time whistle, he was unable to discover the target with a free-kick.
In the subsequent half, Cologne set up a greatly improved battle with the home side not adoring the open doors they had on target in the opening 45. Around the hour mark, Andreas Luthe was called into action twice in the Augsburg net, first clearing a hazardous Mark Uth cross and then denying Jakobs as he slid a shot from Florian Kainz ‘s ball to Augsburg’s back post to the net.
The home side failed to record a shot on goal in the subsequent half while Jhon Cordoba was attempting to chase for a goal on the opposite end, however, home side protection was up for battle.
Córdoba gave way to Modeste with under 10 minutes to play and it just took three minutes for the Frenchman to make an impact. A left-footed half-volley moved across Luthe from simply inside the Augsburg enclose and to the far bottom corner. Modeste felt he was winning yet Max ‘s musings were extraordinary.
The wing-back was up from behind to meet Raphael Framberger’s heaved cross and opening the ball past Horn to give his side a critical point directly at the death.