Cologne fans celebrate Baumgart’s derby heroes at Geißbockheim

Unbeaten against Bayer Leverkusen and even two wins against Borussia Mönchengladbach: 1. FC Köln fans can look forward to an impressive derby haul this season.

With a 3-1 lead and three points in their pockets, the FC entourage made their way back to Cologne on Saturday evening, but before that they greeted the fans with a team photo from the winning dressing room in Mönchengladbach.

Pyro reception at Geißbockheim in Cologne

Arriving at Geißbockheim late in the evening, the same picture emerged as after the last game against Bayer Leverkusen: Hundreds of fans lined the side of the road when the FC bus pulled in, singing and lighting pyrotechnics to cheer coach Steffen Baumgart’s squad up to receive.

A tweet from the club shows the FC jubilation, which after the derby victory did not want to be stopped until late at night. Players and fans sang, clapped and rejoiced together for a few minutes after arrival.

Fans and players of 1. FC Köln stand together at Geißbockheim after returning from the derby in Mönchengladbach.

1. FC Köln underlines European Cup ambitions

1. FC Köln had impressively underlined their European ambitions against their arch-rivals. In the Rhenish derby, FC was able to win a superior and well-deserved 3:1. Antony Modeste (5th), Florian Kainz (20th) and Dejan Ljubicic (34th) shot a clear lead for the guests in front of almost 60,000 spectators in the sold-out Borussia Park.

Breel Embolo (85th) only managed to improve the result for Gladbach in the final phase. Due to the success, the Cologne team moved up to sixth place in the table at least until Sunday.


Source: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger – Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger by www.ksta.de.

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