Cologne's Davie Selke, left, and Cologne goalscorer Luca Waldschmidt celebrate...

Cologne's Davie Selke, left, and Cologne goalscorer Luca Waldschmidt celebrate the 0:2 goal during the Bundesliga soccer match between Cologne and Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany, Friday Dec. 1, 2023. Credit: AP/Uwe Anspach

BERLIN — Cologne moved off the bottom of the Bundesliga on Friday with a much-needed 1-0 win at Darmstadt.

Davie Selke got the goal that mattered early in the second half.

Selke wrong-footed the Darmstadt defense after 60 minutes and poked home a knock on from a corner.

Three times this season Cologne has been drawing 0-0 at halftime only to go on and lose the game, but Selke’s fourth goal of the season rewrote that grim script for the visitors.

Cologne also had a goal chalked off after a video review.

It was only Cologne's second league win of the season and lifted it immediately above Darmstadt and into 15th place in the 18-team division. Darmstadt also has nine points but trails Cologne on goal difference.

Union Berlin dropped to last place.

Cologne's Davie Selke, left, and Cologne goalscorer Luca Waldschmidt celebrate...

Cologne's Davie Selke, left, and Cologne goalscorer Luca Waldschmidt celebrate the 0:2 goal during the Bundesliga soccer match between Cologne and Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany, Friday Dec. 1, 2023. Credit: AP/Uwe Anspach

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