Union Berlin took the lead in the German Bundesliga for the first time in its history, beating Cologne.
An early own goal from Timo Hubers separated the sides, before Union’s Jordan Siebatcheu earned a 10th-minute penalty saved by Marvin Schwabe.
The home side were reduced to 10 men with nine minutes remaining when Luca Kilian received a second yellow card.
Unbeaten Union secured the top spot after Freiberg were held to a draw by Borussia Mönchengladbach.
But it’s Urs Fischer’s side who lead the table after six matches, ahead of teams such as champions Bayern Munich who are third and Borussia Dortmund in fifth.
Union also compete in the Europa League after missing out on Champions League qualification by just one point last season.
- 2SchmitzReplaced bySchindlerat 62′minutesBooked at 72 mins
- 15KilianBooked at 81 minutes
- 3PedersenBooked at 54 minsReplaced byLjubicicat 62′minutes
- 37MaineReplaced byadamianat 85′minutes
- 11KainzReplaced byThielmannat 75′minutes
- 33DietzReplaced bytigersat 45′minutes
- 31bonesBooked at 53 mins
- 4Monteiro Pinto Leite
- 13SchaeferReplaced bySeguinat 89′minutes
- 19He hadReplaced byPantovicat 64′minutes
- 27BeckerReplaced bymichaelat 75′minutes
- 45SiebatcheuReplaced byBehrensat 75′minutes
- Benjamin Cortus
Match ends, 1. FC Cologne 0, 1. FC Union Berlin 1.
Second Half ends, 1. FC Cologne 0, 1. FC Union Berlin 1.
Attempt saved. Julian Ryerson (1. FC Union Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked in the center of the goal. Assisted by Diogo Leite.
Corner, 1. FC Union Berlin. Corner conceded by Éric Martel.
Corner, 1. FC Union Berlin. Corner conceded by Ellyes Skhiri.
Corner, 1. FC Union Berlin. Corner conceded by Jan Thielmann.
Corner, 1. FC Union Berlin. Corner conceded by Kingsley Schindler.
Sargis Adamyan (1. FC Cologne) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Diogo Leite (1. FC Union Berlin).
Replacement, 1. FC Union Berlin. Paul Seguin replaces András Schäfer.
Jonas Hector (1. FC Cologne) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Jaeckel (1. FC Union Berlin).
Substitution, 1. FC Köln. Sargis Adamyan replaces Linton Maina.
Kingsley Schindler (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Julian Ryerson (1. FC Union Berlin).
Attempt blocked. Julian Ryerson (1. FC Union Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Second yellow card to Luca Kilian (1. FC Köln) for dangerous play.
Foul by Luca Kilian (1. FC Cologne).
András Schäfer (1. FC Union Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, 1. FC Köln. Corner conceded by Julian Ryerson.
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