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Cologne missed the Nice miracle
After Bayern, Dortmund, Frankfurt (all in the Champions League), Leverkusen, Freiburg and Union (all in the Europa League), only one German team does not spend the winter in Europe: Cologne!
In the decisive game of the Conference League, there is a 2:2 against Nice!
Due to the direct comparison loss to Partizan Belgrade (0:1/0:2), only a win would have meant progress.
Within three minutes, Nice shattered all of Cologne’s knockout stage dreams.
40 minutes : Pedersen unfavorably clears the ball just in front of Laborde’s feet. He gets stuck and falls, but jumps again, overtaking Skhiri far too easily. The attacker shoots from the left!
Then there are big protests from Cologne because the ball may have jumped into Laborde’s hand. In the Conference League, however, there is only VAR from the semi-finals, so the goal remains.
43 mins: Move of mercy ! Kainz loses the ball on the halfway line, Nice switches quickly and sends Brahimi into the penalty area. A hook is enough to be able to pull. Schindler slightly deflects his shot – the ball hits.
After the break, Cologne are clearly trying to make the miracle possible. Huseinbasic reduced the deficit to 1:2 after a corner (48th). Duda brings the FC back to his goal (60th)!
But the blow is no longer enough. Cologne misses the miracle of Nice and is eliminated – as the only German team.
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