Professionals | 06/12/2018

16th Matchday

Preview for the trip to Regensburg

On Friday evening, 1. FC Köln face SSV Jahn Regensburg and both teams are in a good run of form. A few of the FC players will happily look back on the last time they were in Regensburg.

1. FC Köln have only ever played once against SSV Jahn Regensburg. This memorable match took place six years ago. Up until the 85th minute, FC were 2:0 down, but turned the game around thanks to three goals in eight minutes from Anthony Ujah, Dominic Maroh and Sascha Bigalke. Both teams are currently in a good run of form and will be keen to defend that come Friday evening (Kick-off: 18:30).

Form check

Jahn Regensburg: Regensburg haven’t lost a game since the middle of September against Dynamo Dresden (four wins, six draws) – which is a new club record in 2. Bundesliga. However, the Oberpfälzer have managed to win just one of their last seven games. Their last two matches ended in 1:1 draws against FC St. Pauli and Erzgebirge Aue.

1. FC Köln: The game against Greuther Fürth highlighted the impressive current form of 1. FC Köln. They have been excellent in an attacking sense and taken their chances, while in defence the team have been almost flawless and have rarely been threatened. However, the coach and players are quick to note how quickly that picture can change with a look back on the winning run from two months ago.

The coaches have had their say

Achim Beierlorzer: “We want to pressure the Köln player on the ball and attack them in twos or threes. And when we win the ball back, then we’ve got to go forward with pace and power toward goal. We play through every type and manner of football with our style and will decide ourselves what is the most sensible to keep the opponent away from goal and not to let Terodde in the box too often.”

Markus Anfang: “We’ve got to face a team, who haven’t lost in their last 10 games. They play aggressively and are good when it comes to Gegenpressing. Regensburg are tough to play against. They’ve grown as a team. They have turned games on their head. They’re a team that don’t give up. The game will be a difficult task, but also a doable one.”

Injury updates

Jahn Regensburg: Sebastian Nachreiner (Rehab), Jonas Föhrenbach (torn knee ligament) and Julian Derstroff (muscle problems) are not available for selection on Friday. In the meantime, Dominic Volkmer trained again with the team.

1. FC Köln: Jonas Hector, Christian Clemens and Lasse Sobiech all completed individual sessions. After the game against Greuther Fürth, both Louis Schaub and Marco Höger have muscle problems. Both will miss the game.


After his injury against Fürth, Louis Schaub isn't available against Regensburg.

Statistics

  • The 2012-13 season saw the only two times that Jahn Regensburg and 1. FC Köln have met one another. FC won both games that campaign, but only just (2:3 and 2:1).
  • Jahn currently have 22 points from their 15 2. Bundesliga games, something they’ve never achieved before.
  • Jahn striker, Marco Grüttner is the current top goalscorer in the team with eight goals. Alongside his partner in attack, Sargis Adamyan the pair have contributed to 18 of Regensburg’s 26 goals this term.

Who is the opposition dangerman?

From the Regionalliga with TSV Steinbach in 2017, Sargis Adamyan has catapulted himself directly into 2. Bundesliga. After a year of getting up to pace, even though he did score five goals and make four assists, the forward has come into his own and already bettered his assist tally from last season. It’s hard to forget his hat-trick in Regensburg’s incredible 0:5 win in Hamburg, which he scored in just 35 minutes.

Not only has Adamyan surpassed his assist total, he has already managed to net five times – as many as he did in the 2017/18 campaign. Another advantage for the 25-year-old is his flexibility, as good technique and pace allow him to be effective as a striker and out wide. With the Armenian national side, Adamyan has made 15 appearances and is usually found to the right of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. In his most recent appearance against Liechtenstein, Adamyan managed to score his first goal in national team colours.


A real thorn in the opposition's side: Sargis Adamyan.

Trivia

  • Regensburg have the second oldest team in the 2. Bundesliga, with an average age of 26,6.
  • Jahn defender, Alexander Nandzik played in the youth teams for 1. FC Köln and was also the best man at Timo Horn’s wedding.
  • Timo Horn, Matthias Lehmann and Christian Clemens all played in the last meeting between these two sides in Regensburg. On the other side, only Oliver Hein and Sebastian Nachreiner (injured) were the only players to face FC.
  • Despite being behind in each of their last seven games, Jahn haven’t lost a single match. However, they’ve only won once and five of those games ended 1:1.

Advice for FC fans

  • The game kicks off at 18:30 CET, and the ground opens at 17:00 CET.
  • Plastic bottles or cartons up to 0,5L (without alcohol) are allowed in the stadium.
  • Rucksacks and bigger bags must be handed over at the entry. To avoid long waiting times, it’s best to leave these in the bus or car.
  • You can pay for food and drinks in cash in the stadium.
  • The blocks N1 and N2 are open for the visiting fans.
  • Arriving with public transport: From Regensburg main station, a shuttle bus in the direction of the stadium can be used. The entrance to the guest blocks is possible from the visiting car park (P3). If a large group of away fans are expected, then there will be shuttle buses direct to the guest block.
  • Travelling by bus or by car: The stadium lies on the A3 Autobahn (exit 100a Regensburg University). Due to roadworks on the A3 heading to Passau, it could take longer to get to the stadium. After the exit go left over the Autobahn, go right at the next set of traffic lights and then go directly right into car park P3.
  • From the direction of Munich, take the A3 from the Regensburg Autobahn exit in the direction of Passau. Take the first exit (100a Regensburg University) and turn right at the first traffic light. Go straight on at the next traffic lights and then right to car park P3.
  • Buses can park in the guest car park free of charge. For cars, they will be subject to a fee of 4 Euros from the city of Jahn Regensburg. Please pay attention to the city’s payment process.
  • FC fans can follow the game on the FC app and in the live ticker.

TV times

The game will be live in the United States on the FOX Soccer Match Pass and in Poland on Eleven Sports 2 Poland. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the game is live on Sky Sport Bundesliga.

There are still some tickets available for the game against 1. FC Magdeburg, which you can find here.

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Total table
PL. Team Pt.
1 Hamburger SV 34
2 1. FC Köln 33
3 1. FC Union Berlin 28

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