Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln convincingly won their last test of preparation. Coach Steffen Baumgart’s team defeated the Dutch first division club NEC Nijmegen 5-0 (2-0) in Troisdorf, spectators were not allowed.
Ondrej Duda (21′) with a penalty kick, Linton Maina (40′), Sargis Adamyan (47′) and Tim Lemperle (75’/79′) ensured FC victory.
“We’re using the test to try out a few things. The team won’t be the ones that will play against Regensburg,” Baumgart said before the match.
The Cologne side, who are playing for a place in the European Cup in the Conference League playoffs in August, will be playing their first competitive game on July 30: the first round duel in the DFB Cup is against second-division side Jahn Regensburg.
In the league, things start on August 7th against newly promoted Schalke 04.