Christoph Daum's goal of forty points will have to wait another day as Köln lost in Dortmund 3-1 on Saturday.
The match started well for die Geißböcke as they were clearly the aggressor. After an early attempt by Milivoje Novakovič was saved Köln took the lead ten minutes in as Fabrice Ehret moved into the area before side-footing the ball back to Nemanja Vučićević for a perfect finish to the far corner from fourteen metres. However after the goal the momentum slowly tipped in Dortmund's favour and at times Faryd Mondragón's goal seemed a shooting gallery target. The match was level at the twenty-ninth minute of a poor set-piece defending as Serbian international Neven Subotić broke free off his mark as sent nodded in Alexander Frei’s corner. Dortmund took the lead just before the fiftieth minute as Tamás Hajnal unleashed a powerful volley from outside the box after Mišo Brečko's clearance of Alexander Frei's cross came directly to him. Dortmund's defending were now in-charge of the match as they wouldn't allow Köln a decent opportunity to level. Finally with nine minutes left in the match any chance for points ended as Pedro Geromel scored a own-goal via a cross from Swiss international Frei that looked to be heading wide.
Köln welcomes Stuttgart to RheinEnergieStadion on Saturday as they enter the final seven weeks of the season.