AAP Soccer

Late show lifts Hoffenheim to second

By AAP Newswire

Hoffenheim recovered from a goal down to snatch a 2-1 win over Cologne in the 98th minute and move up to second in the Bundesliga on Friday (Saturday AEDT).

Cologne led through Jhon Cordoba's first league goal for the club in the 34th minute, but Hoffenheim's decision to bring on Sargis Adamyan at halftime changed the game.

The Armenia international forward scored with his first touch three minutes later, volleying the ball into the net off a lobbed pass from Sebastian Rudy.

Adamyan won a penalty deep in stoppage time when he was fouled by Dominick Drexler, and Jurgen Locadia scored from the resulting spot-kick.

Hoffenheim's sixth straight win in all competitions lifts them up to second, two points off leader Borussia Monchengladbach.

Cologne is 17th and in the relegation zone.