Sunday, April 26, 2009

Geißböcke lose to Hannover

Die Geißböcke difficult run in the Rückrunde continued losing 2-1 to Hannover. The loss, their fourth in a row, leaves Köln eleventh in the table with five weeks remaining. While on the surface relegation concerns might seem out of the question with remaining matches against in-form Bremen, Hertha and HSV Christoph Daum's side will need to fight out some tough points to avoid a late season catastrophe.

Köln started the match very positively and without Robert Enke leading Hannover the course of the day could have been much different. Tactical plans took a significant turn nineteen minutes in as against the general flow of play Christian Schulz sent a long diagonal cross to a spot with Leon Andreasen showing incredible touch to volley softly in. If not enough to shelve Christoph Daum's plans, twelve minutes later Arnold Bruggink sent Andreasen in alone on Faryd Mondragón and in quickly made it 2-0. Right after the break Nemanja Vučićević created the needed goal as his crossed as nodded in by Milivoje Novakovič. The goal ignited Köln, primarily through the work of Vučićević but they could not find the equalizer and lost 2-1.

Koln welcomes Bremen to RheinEnergieStadion next Sunday in need to points. Per the Hannover performance Nemanja Vučićević who went through some rough spots this year should return to the starting eleven.