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Podolski, Novakovic lead Cologne to 4-2 Mainz win

Podolski, Novakovic lead Cologne to 4-2 Mainz win

Lukas Podolski and Milivoje Novakovic each scored twice as Cologne beat Mainz 4-2 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Podolski opened the scoring in the third minute from a free kick, but Sami Allagui equalized for Mainz in the 31st.
Novakovic knocked in the rebound from a save by Heinz Mueller before the interval, and Podolski scored his ninth goal of the season in the 55th after eluding two defenders and rounding the goalkeeper.
Novakovic equaled his strike partner's tally five minutes later, and Petar Sliskovic got a late consolation for Mainz.
Cologne provisionally moves out of the relegation zone into 13th place while Mainz drops to fourth.
Werder Bremen _ now in the relegation zone _ can overtake Cologne if it beats Hannover in Sunday's late game.


Updated : 2021-10-29 04:02 GMT+08:00