Ten-man Leipzig shared spoils with Cologne after a 2-2 draw on Saturday, securing their second successive draw in the new Bundesliga season.

The “Red Bulls” started brightly in front of home crowd and thought they had opened the scoring in the 9th minute but David Raum’s solo run and goal was overruled by the video assistant referee due to a foregone hand ball.

Cologne responded well but couldn’t prevent Leipzig from opening the scoring as returnee Timo Werner had all time and space to beat Cologne goalkeeper Marvin Schwabe with a hammer from 25 meters in the 36th minute.

The next goal was scored at the other end of the pitch though, as Cologne’s Florian Dietz finished off a counterattack to restore parity just before the half time whistle.

Leipzig’s Dominik Szoboszlai weakened his squad as the Hungary International received his marching order for violent conduct in the dying seconds of the first 45 minutes.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Leipzig grabbed the lead again in the 56th minute when Dani Olmo’s through ball allowed Nkunku to shock the visitors.

Cologne lacked in penetration but was still able to snatch a point on the road in the 72nd minute after Leipzig’s defender Josko Gvardiol deflected a corner into the wrong goal.

Both sides pressed frenetically for the victory but both teams had to settle for the share of spoils.

“I think we staged a good game. We did a lot of good things in the first half and had the luck on our side,” said Cologne’s head coach Steffen Baumgart.

Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen suffered its second defeat in a row after losing 2-1 to Augsburg.

Hoffenheim secured its first home win of the campaign as Bochum gave away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada secured his side a 1-1 stalemate at Hertha Berlin.

Oliver Burke’s last-gasp goal helped newly promoted Werder Bremen to snatch a two-all draw with Stuttgart and Marius Bulter’s late hand ball penalty saved Schalke a 2-2 tie with Borussia Monchengladbach.

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