Football: We were at the preparation match Rot-Weiss Essen (3rd league) against 1. FC Köln (Bundesliga) on 06 January 2023 at the stadium on Hafenstraße in Essen (North Rhine-Westphalia / Germany / GER). Final score of the match was 4:4 in front of 4,500 spectators. In our photo agency you will find photos of the game with match scenes and fan photos.
Highlights of the match: In the first test match of the year, the duel between Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln and third division side Rot-Weiss Essen ended in a 4-4 draw. Under their new coach Timo Schultz, Köln made up some ground after a weak start and initial defensive weaknesses. Essen took the lead after just 23 seconds through Marvin Obuz, but Cologne responded with goals from Davie Selke, Luca Waldschmidt, Florian Dietz and Jan Thielmann. In the second half, Cologne showed clear superiority and fighting spirit, which led to an even final score.