Werder Bremen gave themselves hope of fending off relegation from the German Bundesliga via thrashing Cologne 6-1 to snatch a play-off position at the ultimate day of the season, whilst champions Bayern Munich routed Wolfsburg sooner than lifting the trophy on Saturday. Japan striker Yuya Osako scored two times as Bremen stole the lifeline of the relegation/promotion play-off position from Fortuna Duesseldorf, who misplaced 3-Zero at Union Berlin and had been relegated with Paderborn, completing one level in the back of Bremen.
Florian Kohfeldt’s Werder will face second-tier combatants in both Heidenheim or in all probability neighbours, opponents and fellow fallen giants Hamburg within the play-off first leg on Thursday.
Bremen have spent extra seasons than some other staff within the Bundesliga, having most effective spent one time period in the second one tier, in 1980-81.
A burst of objectives from Osako, Milot Rashica and Niclas Fuellkrug — all within the area of 8 mins — had Werder 3-Zero up on the wreck in opposition to Cologne on the Weserstadion.
Former Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen then fired house a rebound simply after the wreck sooner than Osako, going through his previous aspect, added his moment and USA world Josh Sargent finished the rout. Dominick Drexler pulled a function again for Cologne.
Werder, the four-time Bundesliga champions, additionally wanted a favour from Berlin and were given one as Union beat Fortuna 3-Zero with objectives from Nigerian duo Anthony Ujah and Suleiman Abdullahi each side of veteran midfielder Christian Gentner’s effort.
Bremen will in finding out their play-off combatants on Sunday, with Heidenheim lately within the play-off position forward of the overall spherical of suits in the second one department.
Hundred up for Bayern
At Wolfsburg, Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski scored a penalty for his 34th league function of the season, completing as the highest scorer for the 5th time.
Kingsley Coman, Michael Cuisance and Thomas Mueller additionally were given at the scoresheet as Bayern, champions for the 8th immediately season, completed 13 issues transparent of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.
Mueller arrange Coman for Bayern’s opening function to complete the marketing campaign with a league report 21 assists, and his function that rounded out the win used to be additionally Bayern’s 100th league function this season — one wanting the Bundesliga report.
Wolfsburg captain Josuha Guilavogui used to be despatched off for a moment yellow card after fouling Cuisance, resulting in Lewandowski’s penalty.
Gladbach into Champions League
In the meantime, Borussia Moenchengladbach and RB Leipzig secured qualification for subsequent season’s Champions League after 2-1 wins over Hertha Berlin and Augsburg respectively, as fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen neglected out via two issues in spite of beating Mainz 1-0.
Dortmund, who had already wrapped up moment position, crashed to a 4-Zero house defeat via Hoffenheim, for whom Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric scored all 4 objectives, together with one penalty.
That consequence allowed Hoffenheim to leapfrog Wolfsburg and take 6th position, even supposing each side will cross into the Europa League subsequent season at the side of Leverkusen.
Sooner than kick-off in Dortmund, Mario Goetze, whose successful function sealed Germany’s victory within the 2014 International Cup ultimate, used to be given a send-off via the membership.
He’s going to depart this summer time along with his contract having expired, however the 28-year-old attacking midfielder has now not introduced his long term membership.
In different places, Timo Werner signed off with a brace in RB Leipzig’s 2-1 win at Augsburg in what used to be his ultimate look for the membership sooner than shifting to Chelsea.
Schalke’s disastrous moment part of the season used to be finished with a 4-Zero thrashing by the hands of Freiburg as they completed the season 12th, having been 3rd in December.
Eintracht Frankfurt beat backside aspect Paderborn 3-2 in Saturday’s different recreation.
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