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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Anthony Modeste (13', 47')
  • Leonardo Bittencourt (28')
  • Simon Zoller (44')
  • Fin Bartels (34')
  • Theodor Gebre Selassie (40')
  • Serge Gnabry (62')

FC Cologne 4-3 Werder Bremen

Anthony Modeste scored twice as Cologne boosted their Europa League hopes with a thrilling 4-3 home win against Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen.
Former Blackburn loanee Modeste and Leonardo Bittencourt fired Cologne into a 2-0 first-half lead and although Fin Bartels and Theodor Gebre Selassie hauled the visitors level, Simon Zoller restored the home side's advantage just before the break.
Modeste struck again after half-time - he now has a total of 27 for the season - to make it 4-2 before Serge Gnabry pulled one back for Bremen in the 62nd minute, but Cologne held on to leapfrog their rivals into a top six spot.
Both sides are level on 45 points, but Cologne are now seven goals better off with two games to play.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 11 +19 26
2 RB Leipzig 11 +5 22
3 Borussia Dortmund 12 +13 20
4 Schalke 04 11 +4 20
5 TSG Hoffenheim 11 +6 19
6 Hannover 96 11 +4 18
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 11 +2 18
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 11 -2 18
9 Bayer Leverkusen 11 +7 16
10 FC Augsburg 11 +5 16
11 VfB Stuttgart 12 -3 16
12 Hertha Berlin 11 -1 14
13 Mainz 11 -5 12
14 VfL Wolfsburg 11 -3 11
15 Hamburg SV 11 -8 10
16 SC Freiburg 11 -15 8
17 Werder Bremen 11 -10 5
18 FC Cologne 11 -18 2

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