The "Effzeh" is back. With a goals-Party the 1. FC Köln in advance of its sixth promotion to the Bundesliga perfectly. 373 days after the relegation from the elite class, the Rhine countries, a superior 4:0 (3:0) SpVgg Greuther Fürth, even from the top of the 2. To displace the Bundesliga. After the perfect debut under interim coach André Pawlak on Monday evening in Cologne were able to enjoy an entertaining night out in the Bus back home to look forward to.
Before 12 520 spectators admitted striker Jhon Cordoba with a three-pack (8., 41., 65. Minute), and involuntarily, Daniel Steininger (20./Own goal) early in the morning all of the residual doubts on the sixth climb to 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2014. For Cordoba, the season, the gates 18, 19 and 20 were it. After four Games without a win, the poor in spirit, fürth have not, however, in spite of six points of advantage on relegation rank 16, the classes holding the computer Packed to another, which is always.
According to the blunders of their persecutors, the people of Cologne were early for the party mood among your Fans. Cordoba, after a cross from Florian Kainz on the left side and to a corner of the pressed Steininger by head into his own goal to let the "Effzeh"supporters sing: "Never more second League!" Painful the by a 2:3 when SC Freiburg sealed descent had been 373 days earlier.
What looked like from a Cologne point of view, in a phased manner in a playful way, not corresponded to the course of this season. Although the strongest team in the League ranked only after the third and sixth round any of the first three places.
However, this season was also marked by turbulence. At the beginning of March, President Werner Spinner resigned after a power struggle with sporting boss Armin Veh, the end of April, coach Markus was discharged early, despite the standings.
Veh said after the devastating 1:2 against Darmstadt: "The third crisis was too much." Initially, the successor to Pawlak, who has previously coached the under-21 team of the club successfully made the return to the Bundesliga with 19. Victory of the season. The interim coach, continued at its Premiere to a back four in the Defensive and first had to dispense with Simon Terodde (calf).
But Cordoba was not also pack as the only nominal top of the disoriented Fürthern and scored just before half-time, nor the soothing 3:0. After his third hit of the Colombians for Terodde from the square was allowed. The Cologne-based goods since long been ready for the rise of bash.