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Union head on Sunday to 1. FC Köln

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Thu, 19. November 2020
Union head on Sunday to 1. FC Köln

1. FC Union Berlin will look to pick up where they left off a fortnight ago when Urs Fischer's team head to 1. FC Köln on Sunday evening at 18:00.

Review

Two weeks ago, 1. FC Union Berlin recorded their biggest winning margin in Bundesliga history, thrashing Arminia Bielefeld 5-0 in Köpenick. Keita Endo scored his first goal for the club in the second minute – but his game would be cut short due to injury. Robert Andrich fired in a brilliant second goal from distance after starting the attack from deep himself. Sheraldo Becker bagged a third before the half-time whistle to put Union into a dominant position. The afternoon went from good-to-great as Max Kruse and Cedric Teuchert added goals in the second half to put Union into a temporary European position in the table.

Opposition

1. FC Köln have three points from a possible 21 in the Bundesliga this season. Markus Gisdol stepped into the job last year and helped the Billy Goats stabilise their position in Germany's top division. The squad, which includes former Union striker Sebastian Andersson, has struggled for goals and victories since the start of the new campaign. Köln have drawn 1-1 in three of their last four matches against Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Werder Bremen. At home to Bayern, Gisdol's side went down 1-2 to the German champions.

Personnel

Fischer listed the players who are unavailable for selection at yesterday's press conference at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei – Anthony Ujah, Nico Schlotterbeck, Christian Gentner and Joel Pohjanpalo. Keita Endo, who was substituted due to injury against Arminia Bielefeld, is doubtful after picking up some momentum in training again this week. Marius Bülter is still in quarantine at home, while Grischa Prömel, Marcus Ingvartsen, Christopher Lenz and Akaki Gogia are 50-50.

Service

In line with the current measures in place, Sunday's game will take place behind closed doors.