1. FC Köln meets OGC Nice from France in the Conference League today. You can watch the group game live here.
The group stage of the Europa Conference League starts today. One of a total of 16 games on Matchday 1 is between OGC Nice and 1. FC Köln. Can the Billy Goats start with a win? In the live ticker from SPOX you experience it.
OGC Nice vs. 1. FC Cologne
|Bulka – Lotomba, Todibo, Dante, Bryan – Boudaoui, Thuram, Beka Beka – Laborde, Delort, Diop|
Schwäbe – Duda, Kilian, Hübers, Schindler – Hector, Skhiri, Thielmann, Ljubicic, Kainz – Tigges
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OGC Nice vs. 1. FC Köln: Conference League in the live ticker today – before the start
Before start: The players are in the catacombs – by the way, the fallen fan should be better off.
Before start: Jonas Hector spoke to the fans in the stadium a few minutes ago: “We really want to play the game with you. We also want the game to take place. But we have to say that we don’t approve of that – we don’t see it at all We busted our asses on that last year and in the playoff games and we’d love to do that with you guys, so I’m asking you guys keep calm, stay calm, support us as much as you can. That’s what the club wants too. That we stand together and celebrate in peace, just football and not violence. Thank you.”
Before start: Another fan of 1. FC Köln is said to have been injured with a knife, it was just said at the RTL.
Before start: The 1. FC Köln players have now returned to the pitch and are warming up. Nice’s team is coming too.
Before start: As the stadium announcer announced, the whistle will kick off at 7.40 p.m. with a delay of about an hour. In the event of another incident, the course will be terminated immediately.
Before start: the AFP has confirmed that a few hundred of the more than 8,000 Cologne fans who had traveled with them had made their way to the stands of the home fans. A number of fans were injured in the clashes before police could intervene. The particularly badly injured Cologne fan fell five meters down from an upper tier.
Before start: 1. FC Köln announced on the networks that the club condemned “any form of violence”. The club stands for “fair sporting behavior and respectful behavior. We are very sorry for all the peaceful fans who have made today a Cologne football festival”.
Before start: As reported by the police, the Cologne fan who fell into the depths is in an “absolute emergency”.
Before start: The game has now been officially postponed and the stadium gates have already been closed. A cancellation also seems possible. UEFA and the two clubs are now looking for a solution. Supposedly, a few hours before kick-off in the city center, some Cologne fans were heavily intoxicated and attracted negative attention.
Before start: For a few minutes, the two captains Dante and Jonas Hector have been trying to talk to the fans so that calm can quickly return.
Before start: There have just been violent clashes between the two fan camps. The FC fans apparently stormed the Nice block to start a fight. A fan fell from the stands and appears to be seriously injured. He is currently being treated. Security forces have already used tear gas to disperse the crowd. According to information from RMC Sport, the game will be postponed indefinitely.
Before start: Today’s game will also show whether it’s just a stumbling start or a real crisis. The fact that Nice actually has enough quality was proven with 5th place in the previous season. This entitled the southern French to the qualifying round for the Conference League. In the play-offs, Favre’s side drew 1-0 in the first leg against Maccabi Tel Aviv and qualified for this competition after beating 2-0 on home soil.
Before start: The anticipation could hardly be greater, after all, Cologne’s last European Cup season was a few years ago. 2017/18 ended in the group stage of the Europa League (3rd place behind Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade).
Before start: But this does not detract from the Cologne European Cup euphoria. Despite the nearly 1,150 kilometers traveled, the rush for tickets was huge, which is why Nice increased the guest contingent from 1,800 to 8,000 tickets. Of course, they are all sold out, and countless fans who have traveled without a ticket will follow the game in local bars and pubs. In total, a good 10,000 Cologne supporters are expected.
Before start: Cologne started this year’s Conference League season without coach Steffen Baumgart on the sidelines. The Cologne coach was suspended after his yellow-red card in the play-off second leg at Fehervar FC (3-0) and has to watch the game from the stands. Baumgart is missing for his team in what is probably the most difficult game in Group D, because Nice is considered the strongest opponent alongside Partizan Belgrade (Serbian champions) and Slovacko (Czech Cup winners).
Before start: In Cologne there is no reason for changes after the 4: 2 in the Bundesliga against Wolfsburg. The same eleven begins.
Before start: This is how 1. FC Köln begins (4-2-3-1): Schwäbe – Schindler, Kilian, Hübers, Hector – Ljubicic, Skhiri – Thielmann, Duda, Kainz – Tigges.
Before start: Nice recently lost 1-0 to Monaco in Ligue 1. In comparison, coach Lucien Favre made six changes: Bulka, Lotomba, Bryan, Boudaoui, Beka Beka and Diop play instead of Schmeichel, Bard, Viti, Pepe (all bench), Atal and Ramsey (both not in the squad).
Before start: The starting formation of OGC Nice (4-3-3): Bulka – Lotomba, Todibo, Dante, Bryan – Boudaoui, Thuram, Beka Beka – Laborde, Delort, Diop.
Before start: 1. FC Köln begins its journey today as one of eight German clubs in total to have secured a place in European competition. In the Conference League today it’s against OGC Nice from France. As far as the league form is concerned, this clearly speaks for the Billy Goats. While Cologne is still unbeaten after five games in the Bundesliga, the home side are only found in 16th place in the French Ligue 1.
Before start: Kick-off is at 6.45 p.m. at the Allianz Riviera (Nice).
Before start: Hello and welcome to the live ticker of the Conference League game on Matchday 1 between OGC Nice and 1. FC Köln.
OGC Nice vs. 1. FC Köln: Conference League today on TV and live stream
If you want to watch the game today, you need a subscription to the paid streaming service RTL+. The encounter can then be seen on the platform both individually and in the conference. However, the encounter is not shown on free TV.
Conference League: Today’s 1st matchday
|Thursday, September 8th||6.45 p.m||AC Fiorentina||Riga’s Futbola Skola|
|Thursday, September 8th||6.45 p.m||Heart of Midlothian||Basaksehir FK|
|Thursday, September 8th||6.45 p.m||RSC Anderlecht||Silkeborg IF|
|Thursday, September 8th||6.45 p.m||Villarreal FC||Lech Posen|
|Thursday, September 8th||6.45 p.m||Austria Vienna||Hapoel Beer Sheva|
|Thursday, September 8th||6.45 p.m||OGC Nice||1. FC Cologne|
|Thursday, September 8th||6.45 p.m||1 FC Slovacko||Partizan Belgrade|
|Thursday, September 8th||6.45 p.m||KF Ballkani Suhareka||CFR Cluj|
|Thursday, September 8th||9 p.m||West Ham United||FCSB Bucharest|
|Thursday, September 8th||9 p.m||FC Vaduz||Apollon Limassol|
|Thursday, September 8th||9 p.m||SC Dnipro-1||AZ Alkmaar|
|Thursday, September 8th||9 p.m||Molde FK||KAA Gent|
|Thursday, September 8th||9 p.m||Shamrock Rovers||Djurgardens IF|
|Thursday, September 8th||9 p.m||Sivasspor||Slavia Prague|
|Thursday, September 8th||9 p.m||FC Basel||Pyunik Yerevan|
|Thursday, September 8th||9 p.m||Slovakian Bratislava||Zalgriris Vilnius|