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LIVE FOOTBALL: No fans and no famous goat but there is a dressed-up dummy keeping a close eye on things as Bundesliga continues after yesterday's return... Cologne v Mainz as it happens

LIVE FOOTBALL: No fans and no famous goat but there is a dressed-up dummy keeping a close eye on things as Bundesliga continues after yesterday's return... Cologne v Mainz as it happens
Cologne host Mainz at the RheinEnergieStadion on Sunday afternoon as the Bundesliga returns to action behind closed doors this weekend. 
New Cologne coach Markus Gisdol will be looking to continue his fine work after leading his side to eight victories from their last 11 matches, which has seen them progress into genuine contenders for a European place in 10th. 
Meanwhile, Mainz will be hoping the two-month break will have halted Cologne's momentum as they look to pick up points to avoid a relegation scrap - they're currently in 15th - at the bottom of the Bundesliga table. 
Sportsmail's KIERAN JACKSON will provide buildup, lineups and live coverage of Cologne vs Mainz. 
  • Kieran Jackson
    Host commentator
14:30
KICK-OFF: Cologne 0-0 Mainz
Cologne get us underway, in their white shirts against Mainz, playing in black!
14:30
THE PLAYERS ARE OUT!
Both sides emerge to music in the RheinEnergieStadion, and we're almost all ready to go!
14:29
A familiar face!
The player most notable to English fans is Ji Dong-Won, the former Sunderland striker famous for that last-minute goal against Manchester City in 2012!
He starts for Mainz this afternoon, in his first start of the season!

14:27
Where are Cologne and Mainz in the table?
Cologne were on a stunning run of form before football was paused, and are in 10th on 32 points - five points off a European spot. 
Mainz, meanwhile, are in 15th on 26 points, just three points clear of the relegation play-off spot, currently occupied by Dusseldorf. 
14:23
A view from Germany... and what it means for the Premier League
14:21
A reminder of the team news...
Cologne: Horn, Schmitz, Katterbach, Leistner, Bornauw, Skhiri, Kainz, Hector, Uth, Thielmann, Cordoba
Substitutes: Hoger, Terodde, Schindler, Kessler, Ehizibue, Rexhbecaj, Drexler, Modeste, Voloder
Mainz: Muller, St. Juste, Caricol, Niakhate, Baku, Boetius, Fernandes, Kunde, Onisiwo, Ji, Quaison
Substitutes: Latza, Oztunali, Bruma, Brosinski, Awoniyi, Szalai, Burkardt, Barreiro, Dahmen
14:20
10 minutes till kick-off at the RheinEnergieStadion!
14:14
The new normal for interviews?
Cologne Director General Horst Heldt and Mainz head coach Achim Beierlorzer are interviewed - in socially distanced conditions - pre-match. 
14:06
Bundesliga return shows Premier League can do the same...
That's the view of Mail On Sunday columnist Danny Murphy, who believes Saturday's restart behind closed doors shows that there's no reason why the Premier League can't follow suit. 
14:04
COLOGNE VS MAINZ - MATCH ODDS
Jhon Cordoba and Anthony Modeste are the joint favourites to score first at 4/1 with Betfair. FC Koln are odds-on to win at 5/6, with a 2-1 score the most likely at 13/2.
14:01
30 minutes till kick-off at the RheinEnergieStadion!
13:58
What does the Bundesliga return mean for English football?
With the Bundesliga returning behind closed doors this weekend, what does this mean for the Premier League as its 20 clubs continue to grapple with when and how the season will restart? 
Mail On Sunday Chief Sports Writer Oliver Holt delves deeper: 
13:48
COLOGNE'S MOTIF!
Cologne have created a brightly-coloured motif in one of the stands at the RheinEnergieStadion using scarfs and shirts lent by supporters ahead of their clash with Mainz on Sunday.
The motif took four hours to complete by Cologne staff on Saturday ahead of the club's return to league football after a two-month hiatus.
13:40
MAINZ - TEAM NEWS
Mainz: Muller, St. Juste, Caricol, Niakhate, Baku, Boetius, Fernandes, Kunde, Onisiwo, Ji, Quaison
Substitutes: Latza, Oztunali, Bruma, Brosinski, Awoniyi, Szalai, Burkardt, Barreiro, Dahmen
13:39
COLOGNE - TEAM NEWS
Cologne: Horn, Schmitz, Katterbach, Leistner, Bornauw, Skhiri, Kainz, Hector, Uth, Thielmann, Cordoba
Substitutes: Hoger, Terodde, Schindler, Kessler, Ehizibue, Rexhbecaj, Drexler, Modeste, Voloder
13:37
BUNDESLIGA RESTART DAY 1 - REVIEW
Our man in Germany, Kit Holden, with a review of yesterday's action in this new environment for professional top-level football.
13:33
No Cologne mascot today!
For the first time in 12 years, Cologne's famous goat, Hennes IX, will not be present at today's Bundesliga clash against Mainz due to hygiene restrictions.
This will be Cologne's first game without their goat since 2008.
13:27
BUNDESLIGA DAY 2!
Good afternoon and welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Cologne vs Mainz in the Bundesliga this afternoon! 
After the Bundesliga returned on Saturday with bundles of goals and drama, two more games take place on Sunday as football adjusts to games without spectators in the ground. 
Later, champions Bayern Munich travel to the capital to take on Union Berlin at 5:00,  but before that it’s a mid-table clash between FC Koln and Mainz – kick-off at 2:30!
Team news and updates coming up!

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