FC Bayern had 1. FC Köln as guests in the league before Arsenal FC.

Raphaël Guerreiro scored a fantastic long-range shot to give FC Bayern the deserved lead. Sven Ulreich had to make a desperate save in the 20th minute when he parried a header from close range. Harry Kane briefly hit the inside post before the Englishman narrowly missed the ball in the penalty area a few minutes later (38'), only to be denied by the Cologne keeper with a header. The next injury shock came in the second round when Kingsley Coman was injured without any influence from the opponent and was only able to leave the pitch with the support of his supervisors. Noussair Mazraoui was allowed to play on the left side of defense against Cologne. He organized the defense as the last man and structured the build-up game with his long diagonal balls. Leon Goretzka (from 79) had little problems in the duel with Alidou - but he also has less speed.