BERLIN (AP) Ingolstadt captain Marvin Matip scored on his 30th birthday to salvage a 1-1 draw for the promoted side at Cologne in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Anthony Modeste opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a fine header from Marcel Risse’s cross, only for the unmarked Matip to equalize with a header from a corner in the 21st.
”It was a nice goal,” Modeste said of his opener, ”but it didn’t lead to the win. Against such teams we have to win or it could get close in the end.”
Cologne dominated the second half but couldn’t force a winner. Japan striker Yuya Osako had a late chance from close range but was thwarted by visiting `keeper Ramazan Ozcan.
”Sometimes it helps when you’ve broad shoulders,” Ozcan said.
Cologne played with the word ”Tolerance” emblazoned across the front of the players’ shirts in place of the usual sponsorship by a supermarket chain. The club also invited 1,000 migrants to the game, played under the motto ”Tolerance and Integration.”
”It was an entertaining evening,” Ingolstadt coach Ralph Hasenhuettl said of his side’s first dropped points away from home in the club’s first Bundesliga season. Ingolstadt won its opening three away games.
”We had a bit of luck tonight but we’re a promoted side, we shouldn’t get carried away,” Matip said.
Cologne climbed to fifth, ahead of Ingolstadt on goals scored, before the rest of the seventh round is played on Saturday and Sunday.