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Canada Gisdol, FC and the need to take the initiative

16:55  04 march  2021
16:55  04 march  2021 Source:   sport1.de

Gisdol appeals to the community

 Gisdol appeals to the community If for the start of the training week at the end of which FC Bayern are not waiting for 1. FC Köln, a total of seven players who normally belong in an imaginary starting XI are anything but optimal. © imago images Has the duel with Bayern in front of his chest - and many injured in the Cologne hospital: FC coach Markus Gisdol.

In the first half of the season, FC scored a partial success at 1-1 in Bremen. Despite a very destructive style of play, Markus Gisdol's team even sniffed at victory. But can this game serve as a model for the next meeting with Werder on Sunday? Hardly likely.

Um gegen Bremen dreifach zu punkten, muss Gisdols FC wohl nach vorne spielen. © Getty Images In order to score three times against Bremen, Gisdols FC must play forward.

Because the signs have changed. In the 1-1 draw in Bremen, the roles were clearly distributed: There at Werder the self-image of exerting pressure and dominance against 1. FC Köln in a home game. Here at FC the approach to seek salvation in the massed defensive.

Gift and awkwardness

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The picture developed accordingly during the 90 minutes: Markus Gisdol's team was extremely deep in their own half, especially after the lucky opening goal with a Bremen own goal after a - what else - standard situation. Cologne was almost exclusively in defense and ball throw-off mode.

What was horrible to look at even through the thickest FC club glasses, almost even led to success. If FC defender Sebastiaan Bornauw hadn't made a handball in the penalty area in the closing stages, the destructive performance would have been rewarded with three points.

Can this approach also be the recipe for the game on Sunday in Müngersdorf when FC receives Bremen?

This approach can almost be ruled out. And it is to all the observers of this game to wish that the FC takes more initiative than on that 7th match day. Otherwise this game could get an even more agonizing character than that in the first half of the season.

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Now Werder is betting on defensive football

Because in the meantime Werder has found pleasure in effective defensive football. Bremen will be the fourth best team in the league in terms of the number of goals conceded in 2021. The offensively oriented 4-3-3 from the first leg has become an extremely controlled game of a five-man defensive chain with good shifting and a compact center. On the offensive, most things go through a "quick middle".

Especially after the surprising 2-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt and given that they are five points ahead of FC, there is no reason for Werder to necessarily have to take the initiative in Cologne. Rather, in view of the catching up competition, Cologne will be under pressure to score three times again after three defeats in a row. If Werder play as disciplined as they did before, FC shouldn't rely on the guests to reveal rooms or distribute gifts. Consequently, the people of Cologne are doomed to take the initiative.

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changes like against Stuttgart?

But if you look at FC's last appearance in Müngersdorf in the 0: 1 against VfB Stuttgart, you get a premonition of how difficult it will be for Markus Gisdol's team to take the game into their own hands, creatively rather than destructively to act, to create scoring chances without offering spaces to the opponent himself.

Only when Gisdol brought in two offensive players for right-back Kingsley Ehizibue and central defender Sava Cestic after a good hour with Dominick Drexler and shortly afterwards Max Meyer against the Swabians and also switched from a five-man to a back-four, the FC developed something like an offensive game and came after a Meyer pass and a long-range shot by the also substitute Salih Özcan at least two chances.

If the Cologne team want to win on Sunday, it seems that Gisdol against Werder, which is currently a much better copy of FC, is forced to show more courage to attack from the outset. Unless, as in the first leg, he trusts a lucky moment in front of the opposing goal. But that alone - most FC fans will fear this - might not be enough in the end. Not on Sunday and not on May 22nd, when the Bundesliga season ends.

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