The Number Crunch: At home to Schalke
1. FC Köln have won more games against Schalke 04 than any other Bundesliga club. Whether or not FC can add a 37th win to the tally remains to be seen. Here are 10 stats to get you in the mood for the match.
Leistner: “I want to show even more”
With the 5:0 win over Hertha BSC, the winter arrival, Toni Leistner celebrated his 1. FC Köln debut – as well as in the Bundesliga. In the interview, he spoke about his debut, his experience in England and the atmosphere in RheinEnergieSTADION.
Rafael Czichos to be operated on
FC defender, Rafael Czichos will be operated on the injured area of his cervical spine following his injury against Hertha BSC. Czichos made the decision after discussions with the team doctors and a specialist.
FC to look into stadium entry in Berlin
At the entry to the away block at the Olympiastadion on Saturday, there were considerable delays and an unmeasured approach with peaceful FC fans. Both clubs have agreed to look into the events. Those affected and those who witnessed what happened can report that to the FC-Fanbetreuung.
Rexhbecaj: “We are playing for the city”
After the 5:0 away win against Hertha BSC, NetCologne FC-TV spoke with Elvis Rexhbecaj, Florian Kainz and Markus Gisdol.
FC with five-star performance in Berlin
A memorable away day for all that made the trip to the Olympiastadion on Saturday afternoon. 1. FC Köln secured a 5:0 win over Hertha BSC, thanks to braces from Jhon Cordoba and Florian Kainz. Mark Uth added the icing on the cake with a stunning free-kick.
Preview ahead of the trip to Hertha
1. FC Köln make the trip to the capital to take on Hertha BSC on Saturday afternoon, hoping to get back to winning ways after defeat to Bayern Munich. It’s a hugely important clash for both teams, who are looking to continue to increase the gap to the bottom three.
The Number Crunch: Away to Hertha
1. FC Köln and Hertha BSC are the only two Bundesliga clubs yet to earn a penalty this season. Will that run continue at the weekend? Here are 10 stats to get you in the mood for Saturday’s game.
FC left-back, Noah Katterbach suffered a ligament injury to his right ankle during the game against Bayern Munich on Sunday. That was confirmed by an MRI.