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1. FC Cologne in Munich: Schultz also has something in store for Bayern

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1. FC Cologne in Munich: Schultz also has something in store for Bayern

As of: April 11, 2024 7:55 p.m

In the fight to stay in the league, 1. FC Köln needs every point. The game at FC Bayern Munich on Saturday is inconvenient. FC coach Timo Schultz is still expecting something and wants to let his players play freely.

It’s the same thing with statistics. Viewed in isolation, they can lead to wrong conclusions. For example this one: 1. FC Cologne lost fewer games in 2024 than FC Bayern Munich. FC left the pitch as losers four times, while FC Bayern had to congratulate their opponents on their victory five times.

Sat., 3:30 p.m.: Bayern Munich – 1. FC Köln Arrow right 29th matchday Arrow right

Of course, Cologne are not favorites in the direct duel on Saturday (3:30 p.m.). Bayern are currently stumbling in the league, but have already won three more games than Cologne in the second half of the season (Bayern five, Cologne two) and scored more than twice as many goals (27:12). In addition, Munich are second in the table and FC, second to last, is in the middle of a relegation battle.

Unsurprisingly, Cologne faces a difficult task in Munich. The FC currently needs every point in the fight to stay in the league. The gap to 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the relegation place is one point. VfL Bochum in 15th place is four points away.

Schultz: “We will take our hearts in both hands”

VfL almost came within ten points had Cologne not won last Saturday’s game 2-1 with two goals in stoppage time. After this emotional victory, FC coach Timo Schultz is also expecting something from Bayern: “We will take our hearts in both hands on Saturday and play for victory,” he said on Thursday. “We’ll get our chances too and then we’ll see what comes of it.”

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Bochum defeated: Cologne’s jokers bring a crazy turnaround arrow right Last minute drama gives Cologne hope arrow right

The fact that Bayern are currently vulnerable was recently proven by 1. FC Heidenheim, who even overturned a 2-0 deficit against Munich last weekend. During the week, FCB showed a different face in the Champions League at Arsenal FC. The championship is only theoretically possible for Bayern, who are 16 points behind Bayer Leverkusen.

However, Schultz doesn’t expect the Munich team to let the Bundesliga run its course: “FC Bayern is still FC Bayern with an incredible amount of quality. Even if they certainly imagined themselves differently in the championship this season. We expect an opponent who will do everything he can to win.”

Slight upward trend under Schultz

According to his own statement, a game at Bayern isn’t anything special for Schultz: “Whether it’s in Heidenheim or Munich makes no difference to me,” he said. The 46-year-old has been in office at FC since the beginning of the year. There was at least a slight upward trend under him. Schulz has so far scored an average of one point per game. Under his predecessor Steffen Baumgart there were only ten points in 16 games.

To ensure that Schultz’s points average in Munich doesn’t drop any further, he has a clear mandate for his players: “Play freely from your heart, do things intuitively the way you think they are right at that moment.”

FC is facing crucial weeks

For FC it is also about maintaining the good feeling from the Bochum game. Because the next tasks are tough. After the game in Munich, SV Darmstadt, bottom of the table, comes to Cologne. The FC then travels to its direct competitor in Mainz. These could be crucial weeks. After that there are duels with SC Freiburg, Union Berlin and 1. FC Heidenheim. “We have to believe in ourselves until the end. We have to always look forward despite all the adversities that come our way,” said Schultz.

Bundesliga: The remaining program of all 18 clubs arrow on the right

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One of these adversities is the loss of striker Davie Selke. The FC top scorer this season with six goals will no longer be able to play in a game this season due to a broken metatarsal. Luca Kilian, Justin Diehl and Mark Uth are also out due to injury. Midfielder Eric Martel is also missing due to suspension.

Another broken foot: early end to the season for Cologne’s Selke Pfeil right

There is also another statistic that can encourage the people of Cologne: FC has already won nine times in Munich. Of all the Bundesliga clubs, only Borussia Dortmund has won more times against FC Bayern. However, Bayern have now been unbeaten in 19 games against Cologne and have scored 43 out of 57 possible points. That’s just the way it is with statistics.

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