Ellyes Skhiri scored both goals for Cologne as they recorded their first win of the season, ending a club-record 18-match winless run, in a stunning upset at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Despite being winless in 18 games going into this game, Cologne came flying out of the blocks at Dortmund. Minutes after Jadon Sancho had struck the crossbar with a sliced shot, the away side took the lead. Marius Wolf - on loan at Cologne from Dortmund - flicked on Ondrej Duda's corner for Skhiri to tap home at the back post. The Billy Goats' gameplan was working to perfection; their intense pressing didn't afford Dortmund's attack the space to work their magic, while Ismail Jakobs and Jan Thielmann were the counter-attacking outlets. Erling Haaland had his first chance after 26 minutes but fired wide at the near post. Four minutes later Mats Hummels had the ball in Timo Horn's net with a header from Julian Brandt's cross, but his goal was ruled out for offside. Cologne didn't force Roman Bürki into any first-half saves, but they frustrated their hosts throughout the opening 45 minutes to take a deserved lead into half-time, with Dortmund failing to register a single shot on target.