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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 23 +37 59
2 Borussia Dortmund 23 +19 40
3 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 +6 39
4 Bayer Leverkusen 23 +13 38
5 RB Leipzig 23 +5 38
6 Schalke 04 23 +6 37
7 Hannover 96 23 -1 32
8 FC Augsburg 23 +3 31
9 TSG Hoffenheim 23 0 31
10 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 -5 31
11 Hertha Berlin 23 0 30
12 SC Freiburg 23 -13 28
13 VfB Stuttgart 23 -8 27
14 VfL Wolfsburg 24 -4 25
15 Mainz 24 -13 24
16 Werder Bremen 23 -7 23
17 Hamburg SV 23 -16 17
18 FC Cologne 23 -22 14

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