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HSV grabs the last straw in Wolfsburg, Cologne relegated from Bundesliga

8f69825c8004ba98c363873b708283e9 - HSV grabs the last straw in Wolfsburg, Cologne relegated from Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Saturday, a crucial 1-3 win booked on VfL Wolfsburg in the battle against relegation from the Bundesliga. 1. FC Köln lost at SC Freiburg, and is now officially demoted. Earlier in the day insured Fortuna Dusseldorf away from promotion to the highest level.

HSV, in recent years more often in a degradatiestrijd involved hit, but still sustained at the highest German level play, fought against competitor Wolfsburg for the last chance and struck just before half-two times through Bobby Wood (penalty kick) and Lewis Holtby.

In the second half came to Wolfsburg back thanks to Josip Brekalo, but Gian-Luca Waldschmidt made in the slotminuten all uncertainty to an end. HSV is with 28 points, still in second, but with two speelrondes to go, the club of Mainz, Wolfsburg (both 30 points) and Freiburg (33) in sight.

For hekkensluiter Köln (22 points) fell after a period of four seasons the cloth in the Bundesliga. The team of coach Stefan Ruthenbeck went 3-2 in Freiburg. Last year, Köln’s still handsome fifth, making the club this season in the Europa League came out.

Schalke

The top is Schalke 04 are still not sure of the second place behind the champion Bayern. The team played in Gelsenkirchen a long time with ten men (red card Nabil Bentaleb) and got no further than a 1-1 against Borussia Mönchengladbach. The hits of Raffael (0-1) and Daniel Caligiuri (1-1 from a penalty kick, fell for rest.

Schalke has 57 points and must fear that it will be overtaken by Borussia Dortmund. The rival has three points less, but a better goal difference and will play Sunday against Werder Bremen.

Bayern had won on Saturday without the injured Arjen Robben and in a B set-up with 4-1 from Eintracht Frankfurt, where Jetro Willems the entire game played. Niklas Dorsch, Sandro Wagner, Rafinha and Niklas Süle scored for the ‘Rekordmeister’. The still in strong position came in the name of former FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller.

Dusseldorf

In the Second Bundesliga won Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-2 to Dynamo Dresden, the club (at least as the second ends, and therefore is sure of promotion to the highest level.

Düsseldorf goes to the head, but also 1. FC Nürnberg can still be champion. The gap with number three, Holstein Kiel, is so large that promotion certainly is.

Dusseldorf was playing in season 2012/2013 for the last in the Bundesliga, after the club earlier this century, was still active on the fourth level in Germany. The champion of 1933, it was in the seventies, a solid Bundesliga club, with the highlight being third place in 1973 and 1974.

Most famous player in the current Düsseldorf-selection is reservedoelman Michael Rensing, who spent years at Bayern Munich was under contract. Sunday against Dresden was Grieving Members of the celebrated man. He made just prior to the time the winning goal.

The other hit of Düsseldorf, in Dresden came from Florian Neuhaus, and the Senegalese Moussa Koné was accurate for the home team.


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