Cologne recover to beat Fuerth as Bundesliga welcomes back big crowds

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Cologne came from behind to beat promoted Greuther Fuerth 3-1 at home on Friday as the Bundesliga welcomed back a bumper crowd for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. New regulations in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia meant the hosts were allowed to increase their capacity by 7,000 to 40,000. Different rules apply in other German states. But the Cologne throngs were left worried at half-time. Marco Meyerhoefer’s goal put bottom side Fuerth ahead early when he finished off a fine move on the overlap by nutmegging goalkeeper Timo Horn. Fuerth, still without a win, should…

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