Late VAR drama denies Cologne in Bundesliga relegation fight
Cologne had an injury-time equalizer ruled out through VAR before Freiburg scored twice to win 4-1 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Jan Thielmann thought he'd made it 2-2 in the 91st minute to earn Cologne what could be a vital point in its bid to avoid relegation, but a VAR review ruled that the ball came off captain Jonas Hector's upper arm when setting him up. Cologne fans will argue that it was Hector's shoulder.
Ondrej Duda should have equalized earlier for Cologne, but he slipped as he was taking a penalty and sent the spot kick over.
FRANKFURT FRUSTRATED Eintracht Frankfurt's bid to reclaim fourth place and the last spot for Champions League qualification was foiled in a 1-1 draw with Mainz.
Onisiwo had fired the visitors ahead in the 11th minute, but Ajdin Hrustic equalized with five minutes of normal time remaining when he recovered from a fall to loop the ball in under the crossbar while getting up.
Frankfurt dropped a point behind Borussia Dortmund with two rounds remaining in their race for Champions League qualification. Frankfurt next visits already-relegated Schalke before Freiburg visits for their last game. Dortmund visits Mainz – now unbeaten in nine games – then hosts Bayer Leverkusen for the season finale.
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