Despite winning 1-0 (0-0) at home to Schalke 04, the verdict was in. FC Köln are now forced into playing the qualifiers to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.
Goal was scored right at the death with four minutes left to play, when Sebastiaan Bornauw scored a goal, with an assist by Jan Thielmann, made it 1–0 for FC Köln.
FC Köln can only look forward to the qualifiers despite winning over Schalke 04.
FC Köln have 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with a 7–7 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Schalke 04 have 1 win and and 4 losses and a 7–11 goal difference.
The results in the final round mean FC Köln finish 16th and Schalke 04 finish 18th. This means FC Köln will have to qualify to hang on to their spot in Bundesliga and that Schalke 04 is relegated.