Bundesliga: Stuttgart saves itself at the last minute, Hertha has to be relegated


Dramatic final minutes and space attack in Stuttgart, Hertha has to be relegated despite the initial lead. Leipzig secures the Champions League ticket. And was that Lewandowski's last goal for Bayern?

The fans couldn't be stopped, this game between VfB Stuttgart and FC Köln was so emotional that VfB ultimately won 2-1 (1-0) and thus managed to stay up in the league. Wataru Endo scored the decisive goal in the last minute (90'). Before that, Sasa Kalajdzic gave VfB hope for a 1-0 lead with his header (12') after missing a penalty seconds earlier. Goalscorer Anthony Modeste equalized after an hour. 

Stuttgart benefited from a defeat in the parallel game by Hertha BSC at Borussia Dortmund (1:2). As a result, VfB climbed to 15th place thanks to the better goal difference. The Berliners have to be relegated. Cologne missed the leap into the Europa League, but is in seventh place in the coming season in the Conference League.

Hertha BSC, on the other hand, has to go into the penalty loop to save them from being relegated to the Bundesliga. Master coach Felix Magath lost with the Berliners in the season finale at Borussia Dortmund 1: 2 (1: 0), Hertha slipped behind VfB Stuttgart to 16th place in the table. On May 19th and 23rd, it's all about staying up in the league at the end of a season of chaos that went wrong.

For Arminia Bielefeld, the Bundesliga chapter is already over – it is the eighth relegation from the upper house. With a 1:1 (0:0) against RB Leipzig Arminia missed the in any case unlikely jump to the relegation place. Bielefeld, which returned to the 1st division in 2020 after eleven years, follows Greuther Fürth in second division. Only 1. FC Nürnberg (nine times) has been relegated from the Bundesliga more often than Arminia.

SC Freiburg missed out on participating in the Champions League for the first time. Coach Christian Streich's team lost 1-2 (0-0) at Bayer Leverkusen and couldn't get past RB Leipzig in the final table. After its dress rehearsal for the DFB Cup final, the sports club took sixth place and came second overall Times the Europa League ticket. For the premier class qualification, SC should have won the game and hoped for a defeat by Leipzig at Arminia Bielefeld. Union Berlin will also play in the Europa League next season. Union ended the season in fifth place with a 3:2 (2:0) win over VfL Bochum.

Top attacker Robert Lewandowski has become top scorer in the Bundesliga for the fifth time in a row. With 35 goals, the 33-year-old world footballer from FC Bayern Munich secured the top scorer cannon. He won the award with a large lead over Leverkusen's Patrik Schick and received the cannon after the 2-2 win at VfL Wolfsburg. Lewandwoski will probably leave FC Bayern in the summer.

Eintracht Frankfurt meanwhile got in the mood for the Europa League final on Wednesday against Glasgow Rangers in Seville with a 2-2 (2-1) derby at FSV Mainz 05. In addition, Borussia Mönchengladbach came to a 5: 1 (3: 1) against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and then announced the separation from coach Adi Hütter. FC Augsburg also has to look for a new coach for the coming season: Markus Weinzierl will not extend his expiring contract. Augsburg won the last game of the season against SpVgg Greuther Fürth, who were relegated early, 2-1 (1-1).

The 34th Bundesliga matchday at a glance:

VfL Wolfsburg – FC Bayern Munich 2: 2 (1: 2)
Goals: Stanisic (17th), Lewandowski (40th), Wind (45th), Kruse (58th)

Borussia Dortmund – Hertha BSC 2: 1 (0: 1)
Belfodil (18th), Haaland (68th), Moukoko (84th)

Bayer Leverkusen – SC Freiburg 2:1 (0:0)
Alario (54'), Haberer (88'), Palacios (90'=

< strong>Arminia Bielefeld – RB Leipzig 1:0 (0:0)
Serra (70th)

VfB Stuttgart – 1. FC Köln 2: 1 (1:0)
Kalajdzic (12'), Modeste (59'), Endo (90')

Borussia Mönchengladbach – TSG Hoffenheim 5 :1 (3:1)
Kramaric (3rd), Stindl (26th), Pléa (44th), Hofmann, (45th, 68th), Embolo (53rd) )

FSV Mainz 05 – Eintracht Frankfurt 2: 2 (1: 2)
Ingvartsen (10th, 50th), Tuta (25th) , Borré (35th)

1.FC Union Berlin – VfL Bochum 3:2 (2:0)
Prömel (5th), Awoniyi (25th, 88th), Zoller (55th), Löwen (79th)

FC Augsburg – SpVgg Greuther Fürth 2:1 (1:1)
Caligiuri (10th), Ngankam (2nd 3.), Gregorych (85.)