Professionals | 18/07/2021

2:0 victory

FC secure Schaffhausen win

A second game within 25 hours for the FC players ended in a second win. Steffen Baumgart’s side continued their fine pre-season start with a 2:0 triumph over FC Schaffhausen. Sebastian Andersson and Philipp Wydra were on the scoresheet.

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Steffen Baumgart changed the entire starting line-up from the game 24 hours ago against Bayern Munich, apart from Jorge Meré in defence. The raft of alterations meant a return to action for Louis Schaub and Ondrej Duda, who were both in action at the European Championships with their respective nations.

Andersson heads home

FC began on the front foot in Bad Dürrheim and didn’t let up against their Swiss opponents. Steffen Baumgart’s side were pressing early and hard, with the players keen to show themselves after the Bayern win yesterday. Timo Hübers had the first chance of the game, but the new summer signing headed narrowly past the upright after an inswinging Ondrej Duda corner.

Schaffhausen were forced into an early change after Valon Hamdiu had to be brought off with injury. Joaquin Ardaiz was his replacement. Their best chance of the half came through Yassin Maouche, though his stinging drive flew just past the post.

Wydra wriggles through

As has been the case through all pre-season fixtures, substitutions were on the cards after half-time and after the hour-mark. Timo Hübers was again dangerous from a set-piece early on, with his header going just wide in almost carbon-copy fashion to the opening in the first half. Bujar Lika had the most promising sight at goal for Schaffhausen, who stayed tall to deny the Swiss-Albanian.

It was one of those half-time changes that provided the second goal of the game. Philipp Wydra picked up the ball on the outside of the area and managed to wriggle past two defenders before firing a low drive into the bottom corner. FC had further chances to add to their lead, but Amir Saipi prevented Wydra and co. from adding more gloss to the scoreline in what was a convincing win.

FC will continue their pre-season preparation throughout the next week in Donaueschingen before the penultimate friendly against SV Elversberg on Saturday.


1. FC Köln (4-2-3-1): Schwäbe – Schindler (Sponsel 46’), Meré (Czichos 62‘), Hübers, Schmitz (Katterbach 62‘) – Skhiri (Özcan 46’), Ljubicic (Castrop 62’) – Schaub (Obuz 46’), Duda (Wydra 46’), Limnios (Thielmann 62‘) – Andersson (Modeste 46‘).

FC Schaffhausen (4-2-3-1): Saipi – Krasniqi (Wick), Hamidu (Ardaiz, Neitzke), Mujcic (Berglas), A. Müller (Padula) – S. Müller, Bislimi (Talic) – Lika (Aslani), Mouche (Campos), Del Toro (Sahitaj) – Prtajin (Vukasinovic).

Goals: 1:0, Andersson 33‘. 2:0, Wydra 67‘.

Referee: Martin Petersen (Stuttgart).

Booked: None.

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11. FC Köln0
21. FC Union Berlin0
31. FSV Mainz 050