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  • Updated: September 12, 2022

Bundesliga: Union Berlin Go Top With 1-0 Win Over Koln

Bundesliga: Union Berlin Go Top With 1-0 Win Over Koln

Union Berlin moved top of the Bundesliga table on Sunday with a 1-0 away win over Koln at the expense of Freiburg who were held to a goalless draw against Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Freiburg missed their chance to end the round of matches first in the table for only the third time in their history.

Despite the scoreline, Freiburg's game featured end-to-end attacking throughout, with both sides denied by excellent goalkeeping.

Union and reigning champions Bayern Munich are the only two sides still unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season.

"We are doing well. That's why we are where we are," captain Christopher Trimmel told DAZN.

It was Cologne's first league loss of the season and kept them seventh in the early table.

"It's a deserved victory. You have to acknowledge that quite clearly," admitted Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart.

"I haven't seen a team play as well here as Union did for a long time.

"You've got to recognise that the plan we had did not work at all."

The visitors began the game at a furious pace, taking the lead in just four minutes.

Debutant goalkeeper Lennart Grill punted a long ball towards Jordan Siebatcheu, who passed to a running Sheraldo Becker on the edge of the box.

Becker's cross was deflected by Cologne defender Timo Huebers into the bottom corner of his own net.

Just four minutes later, referee Benjamin Cortus awarded Union a penalty for a handball, but Siebatcheu's tame effort was easily saved by Koln's keeper Marvin Schwaebe.

Becker had the ball in the back of the net again a minute afterwards, but his superb strike was ruled out for offside.

Despite dominating possession, Koln were unable to find a way through with Union frequently dangerous on the counter.

Koln went down to 10 men in the 81st minute when Luca Kilian picked up his second yellow card for a tactical foul on Andras Schaefer.

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