Bundesliga: Stuttgart save on Gong, Leipzig in C1 … the lesson of the last day

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If, on the whole, logic is respected, especially with regard to the allocation of places in the European Cup next season, Stuttgart won their retainer after an unlikely scenario during the 34th and final day of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Leipzig secure Champions League place

Backstage at the end of this 34th and final day of the Bundesliga that could not be changed, RB Leipzig had a mission of their fourth-place finish, synonymous with qualification for the Champions League.

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Christopher Nkunku’s allies achieved this with a draw (1–1) snubbed in extra time against Arminia Bielefeld, when they needed only one point to retain the surprise Freiburg while running a respectable distance on Bayer Leverkusen’s ground. Was.

So the Red Bull Empire’s most powerful club will play in C1 for the third consecutive season. This season, a year after reaching the semi-finals by Paris Saint-Germain in 2019-2020, the German club did not make it to the group stage, failing in the Round of 16 of the previous season.

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Union Berlin in C3, C4 . in Freiburg

With Leipzig two points behind and an irreconcilable goal difference, the ambitious Freiburg had little chance of being able to claim qualification for the Champions League. Not accustomed to playing a leading role in the Bundesliga (a third time in 1995, the best ranking in its history), the Black Forest club still reached Europe, but not the Europa League, promised Union Berlin.

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The Berlin club, which lost everything and Cologne at the same time won in Stuttgart, ended up winning a ticket to the C3 by winning against Bochum (3–2). It would therefore be a Europa League conference for Freiburg and its iron defence, which were defeated by Bayer Leverkusen (2–1).

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Stuttgart flees in dying seconds

The miracle didn’t happen. Winning to a significant delay and taking care of their goal difference while expecting a big defeat from play-off Stuttgart, the mission was almost impossible to achieve for Bielefeld. Armenia won well but with only a short header (1-0). Two years after its rise to the elite, Arminia Bielefeld is therefore with Grether Firth guaranteed to descend before this 34th day. At the dawn of this final day Hertha dammed three points from Berlin, Stuttgart believed in their chances until the end.

However the Berlin club headed to Dortmund before being caught out soon after the hour mark (68th). But Hertha still qualified at this point, and Maukoko (84th)’s goal for BVB changed nothing in the matter as Stuttgart clashed against Cologne. Endo then pops up in extra time to free VfB.

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The information immediately reached the ears of Hertha supporters who thronged the stands of Signal Iduna Park. After realizing the result, their faces parted. And they are too big for the Berlin club, who must play the play-offs to defend themselves, while the Swabian club is saved on the basis of a better goal difference.

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Haland, then haunts the goalscorer, takes care of his exit.

A farewell goal for BVB. Erling Haaland offered Borussia Dortmund supporters in the wake of young Maukoko’s sensational entry, aged just 17, to the Ruhr club, the winner (2-1), after the afternoon. Erling Haaland certainly wanted to take care of his exit before joining Manchester City, but he didn’t really shine in this match.

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In a ghostly way for over an hour, the Norwegian Artificer didn’t really shine like his team, lacking a solution for a long time. When Dortmund pushed at the end of the match became more visible, Haaland came out of his reserve after an equalizer goal, which he himself took charge of registering the sentence, the 22nd Bundesliga’s 67 matches of the season. Scored 62nd goal in 86 in 89 matches played with BVB in all competitions.

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