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Cologne left it late to grab a point at home to Bayer Leverkusen and dent their local rivals' Champions League direct qualification hopes in a 1-1 Rhineland derby draw.
Bard Finne cancelled out Julian Brandt's effort to earn the Goats a deserved draw which takes them a point closer to survival.
Seven points now separate Peter Stoger's men from the relegation zone with four games remaining, while Leverkusen could lose third place to Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.
The Rhineland derby started with...
Cologne defender Kevin Wimmer says he has been advised to take the chance to sign for Tottenham by both his club coach Peter Stoger and Austrian national boss Marcel Koller.
Wimmer, 22, has played the full 90 minutes in all but two matches of his debut Bundesliga campaign, missing out on a 100 percent record following an injury-time dismissal against Eintracht Frankfurt and the subsequent suspension.
The defender has been key in Cologne's comeback Bundesliga season, with the club having conceded...
Hertha Berlin and Cologne took a point each from their clash at the Olympiastadion with the goalless draw seemingly satisfying both sides.
In a slow-paced, even encounter, it was evident that a point was all that either side really wanted to ease their relegation fears and not see their opponents pull clear in the Bundesliga.
Indeed, with the three sides below them in the table and in action on Saturday all losing, the draw gives them both a comfortable seven-point cushion over the relegation zone...
Cologne made what could prove to be a decisive step away from the Bundesliga relegation zone with a 3-2 win over Hoffenheim, who wasted another opportunity to move into the top six.
Matthias Lehmann and Anthony Ujah gave Cologne a two-goal advantage before a red card for Pawel Olkowski and penalty from Eugen Polanski set up a grandstand finale.
Despite having only 10 men, Cologne restored their two-goal advantage through Jonas Hector, but an Anthony Modeste goal late on made things interesting once...