Wataru Endo has scored scored in stoppage time to clinch Bundesliga survival for VfB Stuttgart.
Meanwhile, the league’s two most sensible strikers, Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland, perceived to have scored their ultimate objectives for his or her golf equipment in Saturday’s ultimate spherical of suits.
Endo struck in added time to provide Stuttgart a dramatic 2-1 victory in opposition to Cologne and as an alternative ship Hertha Berlin right into a play-off tie.
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Felix Magath’s Hertha misplaced 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund, with Haaland on course for the hosts in his ultimate sport there earlier than a summer season transfer to Manchester City, as they slipped at the back of Stuttgart into 3rd closing on target distinction.
Champions Bayern Munich blew a two-goal lead from Josip Stanisic and Lewandowski in a 2-2 draw at Wolfsburg, amid the chance that this was once additionally the Pole’s closing strike for them within the league.
Bayern board member recreation Hasan Salihamidzic had previous showed the World Footballer of the Year Lewandowski would no longer renew his contract past 2023.
Salihamidzic has dominated out a summer season switch however there’s reported passion from Barcelona and in other places for the prolific scorer.
Arminia Bielefeld had been relegated for the 8th time in conjunction with Greuther Furth after a 1-1 draw with RB Leipzig, who secured the closing Champions League fit in fourth with the purpose.
Union Berlin received 3-2 in opposition to Bochum to complete 5th and pass into the following Europa League, in conjunction with Freiburg, 2-1 losers at Bayer Leverkusen, in 6th.
Cologne in 7th will play within the subsequent Europa Conference League.
In their sport in Stuttgart, Sasa Kalajdzic headed the hosts 1-0 forward in opposition to Cologne within the eleventh, simply seconds after seeing his penalty sensationally stored by means of goalkeeper Marvin Schwabe.
Anthony Modeste headed the equaliser for Cologne within the 59th minute after a blunder from keeper Florian Muller, however Endo’s diving header two mins into stoppage time spared them from the play-off.
Things had regarded grim for Stuttgart as a result of Hertha had led in Dortmund from Ishak Belfodil’s first-half penalty however Haaland were given his 86th and closing Dortmund target in 88 video games from the spot.
Then Dortmund sub Youssoufa Moukoko netted their winner along with his first contact with 5 mins left.
Champions Bayern, in the meantime, finished a disappointing run of 3 video games with out victory, and face a variety of unrest over Lewandowski’s long term.
They led 2-0 from headers by means of Josip Stanisic and Lewandowski, who completed because the league’s most sensible scorer once more with 35 objectives for a Bundesliga tally of 312 objectives in 12 years for Dortmund and Munich. Only the overdue, nice Gerd Muller scored extra.
But Jonas Wind and Max Kruse scored for Wolfsburg.
Elsewhere, Borussia Monchengladbach routed Hoffenheim 5-1 however Gladbach trainer Adi Hutter then resigned afterwards.
Mainz and Europa League finalists Eintracht Frankfurt drew 2-2, whilst Augsburg beat Furth 2-1.