The Regionalliga West is back! Under floodlight, Rot-Weiss Essen defeated the second team of 1 FC Köln 1-0 in a fierce match. 1400 spectators in the Franz Kremer Stadium saw both teams battle it out in the icy cold of Cologne. All in all, however, the victory of the guests was well deserved. The goal scored by Amara Condé in the 82nd minute puts Essen in second place in the standings, with 41 points on the plus side after 20 games played. The Effzeh remain fifth with 31 points.