VfB Stuttgart with Bundesliga rescue, Hertha on relegation

IIn a dramatic Bundesliga final, VfB Stuttgart managed to save the match, while Hertha BSC in turn are threatened with relegation to the second division. Stuttgart won on the last day of the match with a goal by Wataru Endo in overtime against 1. FC Köln 2-1 (1-0) and benefited from Berlin’s 1-2 (1-0) defeat in Borussia Dortmund. Coach Felix Magath’s team has two holdings against the third-placed team in the second division on May 19 and 23.

Arminia Bielefeld, who still had only theoretical chances, stands after 1-1 (0-0) against RB Leipzig as the second relegating team next to the gaming association Greuther Fürth. Leipzig also secured fourth place in the Champions League. For SC Freiburg, there is only the Europa League left after 1: 2 (0: 0) in Bayer Leverkusen, just like Union Berlin, which even moved up to fifth place thanks to 3: 2 (2: 0) against VfL Bochum. Cologne will play next season number seven in the Conference League.

After the match day, two coaches also announced their departure: Adi Hütter and Borussia Mönchengladbach mutually agreed to end their collaboration, as the coach did after the 5-1 (3-1) victory over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Sky TV station announced. The same goes for Markus Weinzierl in FC Augsburg, which the coach said after the 2-1 (1-1) victory against Fürth. Weinzierl’s contract would have expired anyway.

Champions FC Bayern ended the season 2-2 (2-1) at VfL Wolfsburg. Maybe it was the last appearance of goal scorer Robert Lewandowski. The world footballer wants to leave the club in mid-2023 in the summer, despite the contract. “I spoke to Lewa. During the conversation, he informed me that he did not want to accept our offer to extend the contract and that he would like to leave the club,” Salihamidzic told Sky TV. FC Barcelona are under discussion with whom the Pole, according to a report from Sport1 has orally agreed on a change.

Haaland scores for BVB

Top scorer Lewandowski scored his 35th goal of the season (40th minute) in Wolfsburg, making it his 312th Bundesliga goal in total. Josip Stanisic (17th) also scored for Bayern. Jonas Wind (45th) and Max Kruse (58th) were successful for Wolfsburg. Eintracht Frankfurt, meanwhile, got into the mood for the Europa League final on Wednesday against Glasgow Rangers in Sevilla with a 2-2 (2-1) derby at FSV Mainz 05.

Berlin took the lead in Dortmund with a converted penalty kick from Ishak Belfodil (18th). BVB equalized through Erling Haaland with a penalty (68th). In the last match before his move to Manchester City, the top scorer made BVB fans and longtime sports director Michael Zorc, who was said goodbye, cheer again. And things went even better for Westphalia when Youssoufa Moukoko scored the winning goal (84 ‘).


Farewell to Dortmund: Erling Haaland leaves Borussia.
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So the support for VfB was there – and Endo actually scored the VfB winning goal. The Swabians took the lead early with a goal by Sasa Kalajdzic. The striker, who has been linked with Bayern Munich, scored with his head in the 12th minute after missing a penalty second earlier. Anthony Modeste equalized for Cologne (59th).

In Leverkusen, which had already qualified for the Champions League, the focus was on CEO Rudi Völler. The 1990 world champion retired after more than 23 years at the club and saw victory through goals from Lucas Alario (54 ‘) and Exequiel Palacios (90’ + 7 ‘) against a goal by Janik Haberer (88’). Freiburg still had a chance in the top class because Leipzig were temporarily behind in Bielefeld due to a goal by Janni Serra (70th). After Willi Orban’s goal (90 + 3), RB definitely had the best class.

Goals from Grischa Prömel (5 ‘) and Taiwo Awoniyi (25’) put Union Berlin on the winning path before Simon Zoller (55 ‘) and Eduard Löwen (79’) equalized for Bochum. But Awoniyi gave the hosts the victory (88th).

Tuta (26 ‘) and Rafael Borré (35’) turned the match around for Eintracht in Mainz, who scored a point with two goals from Marcus Ingvartsen (10 ‘and 50’). Gladbach saw a conciliatory end to the season with goals from Lars Stindl (26 ‘), Alassane Plea from the penalty spot (44’), Jonas Hofmann twice (45 ‘and 68’) and Breel Embolo (54 ‘). Hoffenheim took an early lead through Andrej Kramaric (3rd). In Augsburg, Daniel Caligiuri scored from the penalty spot (11th) and Michael Gregoritsch (85th) for the hosts, Jessic Ngankam (24th) scored for Fürth.

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