Professionals | 31/05/2019

Preparation for the 2019-20 season

1. FC Köln to face Southampton in friendly

On 3rd August, FC will take on Premier League side, Southampton in a friendly. Kick-off will be at 15:00 BST. Ticket information will follow in due course.

For the last friendly in the pre-season preparation, 1. FC Köln will travel to England. Achim Beierlorzer’s men will take on Southampton. Kick-off at St. Mary’s will be at 15:00 BST. FC fans who want to head to the game on the south coast will, as per usual with away games, have opportunity to secure tickets through fan project, fans1991. Exact details will follow in due course.

"Southampton are an attractive opponent for us and our fans - and a real test to bring our pre-season preparations to a close," said Frank Aehlig, head of football.

Southampton are managed by former Leipzig head coach, Ralph Hasenhüttl and finished the previous Premier League campaign in 16th. The club are known for their impressive academy work, which has produced players like Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott. FC fans will also recognise both Jannik Vestergaard and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg from their time in the Bundesliga.

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