Bundesliga wrap: Dortmund slides to fourth, Wolfsburg in relegation playoff

Matt Reed

Although Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga title was ensured some weeks ago, the final Bundesliga matchday presented many enticing matchups.

The league champions suffered a 4-1 defeat to Stuttgart on Saturday, although the result didn’t do much for either side.

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Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund hung onto a UEFA Champions League position despite falling 3-1 to Hoffenheim, who moved into third position in the final German table.

Both clubs finished on 55 points, but Hoffenheim holds a slim two-goal advantage in total goal differential.

Second-place Schalke earned a 1-0 win, as the runners’ up finished 21 points behind champions Bayern.

Red Bull Leipzig, who finishes sixth in a Europa League spot, went off on Hertha Berlin with a six-goal outburst on Saturday that saw Frenchman Jean-Kevin Augustin record two goals and an assist.

At the bottom of the table, although Hamburg and Cologne had already been relegated from the German top flight heading into the final weekend Wolfsburg had everything to play for.

Despite earning a 4-1 win against Cologne, The Wolves still finished in 16th place, which means they’ll head to the relegation playoff.

Hamburg’s 54-year stay in the Bundesliga officially ended on the day, which didn’t bode well for the club’s supporters. The fans reacted by setting off flares during the latter stages of the match, which was forced to stop for a several minutes.

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