Cologne 0-0 Stuttgart: The Billy Goats held to third draw in a row

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On Sunday, Cologne and Stuttgart were held to a 0-0 draw at the Rhein Energie Stadion. Cologne wanted to improve their league standing after a 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt. Stuttgart were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against SC Freiburg. As the table looks today, Cologne and Stuttgart are 8th, (6 points) and 11th, (3 points), in the table respectively, after 4 matches.

Substitutions for Cologne included Ondrej Duda, Sargis Adamyan, Timo Hubers, Dejan Ljubicic and Florian Kainz for Mathias Olesen, Florian Dietz, Julian Chabot, Kingsley Schindler and Eric Martel, repectively. Stuttgart replaced Atakan Karazor, Juan Jose Perea, Pascal Stenzel and Enzo Millot with Borna Sosa, Chris Fuhrich, Silas Wamangituka and Naouirou Ahamada.

The referee booked Luca Kilian and Dejan Ljubicic from Cologne. Stuttgart had the worst of it though, with Atakan Karazor and Enzo Millot seeing yellow, and Luca Pfeiffer then sent off with a red.

Cologne will next travel to Wolfsburg, while Stuttgart will face Schalke at home.

Technical card:
FC Köln:Marvin Schwabe, Benno Erik Schmitz, Luca Kilian, Julian Chabot (Timo Hubers, min.52), Jonas Hector, Kingsley Schindler (Dejan Ljubicic, min.60), Ellyes Skhiri, Eric Martel (Florian Kainz, min.60), Mathias Olesen (Ondrej Duda, min.17), Jan Thielmann and Florian Dietz (Sargis Adamyan, min.46)
Stuttgart:Florian Muller, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Waldemar Anton, Hiroki Ito, Josha Vagnoman, Naouirou Ahamada (Enzo Millot, min.90), Chris Fuhrich (Juan Jose Perea, min.61), Wataru Endo, Borna Sosa (Atakan Karazor, min.60), Silas Wamangituka (Pascal Stenzel, min.76) and Luca Pfeiffer
Stadium:the Rhein Energie Stadion