Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich bounced back from their Champions League disappointment with a 3-1 win at relegated Cologne.
Having missed out on a place in the Champions League final after drawing 2-2 with Real Madrid in midweek, Bayern looked like suffering further disappointment when Niklas Sule put through his own net after 36 minutes to give the hosts a surprise half-time lead.
However, the visitors fought back at the RheinEnergieStadion with two goals in as many minutes in the second half...
Germany defender Jonas Hector has ended speculation about his future by signing a two-year contract extension with relegation-threatened Cologne.
Hector, 27, was reported to be interesting clubs, including Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund and Serie A leaders Juventus, but is now committed to the club until 2023.
Cologne, bottom of the Bundesliga and eight points from safety with three games remaining, will almost certainly be playing in Germany's second tier next season.
Marcel Risse's late free-kick earned bottom club Cologne a point from a 2-2 home draw against high-flying Schalke to keep slim survival hopes alive.
Midfielder Risse struck in the closing stages to complete an impressive fightback for Cologne, who went 2-0 down in the first half.
Goals from Breel Embolo and Yevhen Konoplyanka put Schalke in early control before Cologne hit back through Leonardo Bittencourt soon after.
Victory would have edged second-placed Schalke even closer to a Champions League place,...
COLOGNE, Germany -- Relegation-troubled Cologne have appointed Markus Anfang as coach for next season, when the club will most likely be playing in Germany's second division.
Cologne, last in the Bundesliga with four rounds remaining, say the 43-year-old Anfang, a native of the city, will switch from Holstein Kiel along with assistant Tom Cichon for the 2018-19 season. Both signed three-year deals.
Anfang, a former midfielder, played for Fortuna Duesseldorf, Kaiserslautern, Duisburg and Schalke,...