Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Cologne: Lucien Favre’s side drop points at home after a brace from Ellyes Skhiri leaves them FOUR points adrift of league leaders Bayern Munich
- Borussia Dortmund now third in the table behind Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig
- Elleys Skhiri brace at Dortmund secured Cologne’s second win of the season
- Thorgan Hazard pulled one back for the home side but it was a mere consolation
Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-1 loss to visitors Cologne on Saturday to drop four points off the pace in the Bundesliga title race.
Cologne stunned Dortmund with an early goal when Ellyes Skhiri tapped in at the far post in the ninth minute.
Dortmund, who had fired five goals past Hertha Berlin last week, were lacking any punch and instead it was hard-working Cologne who scored again with Tunisia international Skhiri on the hour.
Midfielder Ellyes Skhiri scored a brace for Cologne to seal a shock win at Borussia Dortmund
The win was only the away side’s second in the Bundesliga this season leaving them 15th
Thorgan Hazard pulled one back for the home side however they couldn’t find an equaliser
It was a frustrating day for Dortmund who are now four points behind leaders Bayern Munich
Thorgan Hazard cut the deficit with a low shot in the 74th minute but despite desperate late attacks and a golden chance missed by Erling Haaland deep in stoppage time they could not get an equaliser.
Dortmund are third on 18 points, four off leaders Bayern Munich and two behind RB Leipzig.
Next up for Lucien Favre’s side is a home game in the Champions League against Lazio on Wednesday.
Meanwhile Cologne host Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga next Saturday.