Cologne vs Hamburg 26/8/2017
Hamburg got off to a winning start, all thanks to Nicolai Muller. Sadly, the striker suffered a cruciate ligament injury whilst celebrating his eighth-minute strike against Augsburg! He now faces a seven-month spell on the sidelines. Cologne, meanwhile, were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline and will be eager to make amends. Anthony Modeste has left on a two-year loan deal to Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, and the goal-scoring responsibility has fallen on his replacement, the Colombian Jhon Cordoba. No pressure, but Modeste scored a second-half hat-trick in this corresponding fixture last season, a 3-0 win for Cologne.