Saturday, 20 May 2017

Bundesliga 2016-17 Final Roundup: Hamburg Seal Survival As Dortmund Grab UCL Spot

Luca Waldschmidt scored one day after his 21st birthday for Hamburger to clinch survival.  As Borussia Dortmund grabbed UEFA Champions League on the final day of Bundesliga 2016-17 season on Saturday.
Hamburger SV 2-1 Wolfsburg

Luca Waldschmidt scored one day after his 21st birthday for Hamburg to clinch Bundesliga survival with a late 2-1 win over Wolfsburg on the final day of the season.

Filip Kostic, who dragged Hamburg level following Robin Knoche's powerful first-half header, crossed for Waldschmidt to head the home side's winner with two minutes remaining.

That results means Wolfsburg face a two-leg playoff against the third-place finisher in the second division -- all but certain to be Eintracht Braunschweig -- to determine which side plays in the Bundesliga next season.

Bayern Munich 4-1 Freiburg 

Bayern kicked off its title celebrations by bidding farewell to retiring World Cup winners Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm before kickoff.

Arjen Robben opened the scoring early, but there were to be no further goals until Arturo Vidal scored in the final 20 minutes.

Nils Petersen pulled one back against his former side, before Franck Ribery and Joshua Kimmich completed the scoring in injury time.

Borussia Dortmund 4-3 Werder Bremen

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's late penalty sealed a 4-3 win for Borussia Dortmund against Werder Bremen to guarantee them direct qualification into the Champions League group stages for next season.

Hoffenheim, who could only draw at home with Augsburg 0-0, will enter via the qualifiers.

Zlatko Junozovic had put Bremen ahead in the 7th minute before Marco Reus and Aubameyang, with goals in the 32nd and 42nd minutes, had Thomas Tuchel's men ahead at the break.

However, Fin Bartels and Max Kruse scored to put Bremen back in front before Reus and Aubameyang both scored from the spot in the 75th and 89th minutes to secure victory.

Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-2 Darmstadt

Borussia Moenchengladbach was held by relegated Darmstadt to 2-2.

Thorgan Hazard gave the home side a lead. Darmstadt levelled through Sven Schipplock. Before Raffael restored Gladbach's lead. However, the away side levelled again and got only their fourth point on the road this season when Marcel Heller scored. 

Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 RasenBallsport Leipzig

Leipzig drew at Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2.

Leipzig took the lead against the run of play when Benno Schimtz crossed for Marcel Sabitzer to tap in from close range, giving the visitors the advantage at half-time. Then Yussuf Poulsen flicked in with a karate kick inside the six-yard box to make 2-0.

The match appeared to be over at that point, but Frankfurt fought back to secure an unlikely draw thanks to late strikes from substitutes Jesus Vallejo and Danny Blum.

FC Cologne 2-0 Mainz 05

Yuya Osako set up Jonas Hector before the break and sealed Cologne's win late to secure fifth place and European football next season.

Hertha Berlin 2-6 Bayer Leverkusen

Hertha Berlin sealed the other Europa League place, despite losing 6-2 against Bayer Leverkusen.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Kai Havertz (2), Stefan Kiessling, Charles Aranguiz and Joel Pohjanpalo all scored for Leverkusen, while Mitchell Weiser and Sami Allagui scored late consolations for Hertha.

Hoffenheim 0-0 Augsburg

Augsburg secured their Bundesliga status as they held Hoffenheim to a goalless draw and denied them straight passage to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

Ingolstadt 1-1 Schalke 04

Schalke drew at relegated Ingolstadt 1-1.

Ingolstadt bowed out of the Bundesliga with a brave draw at home to Schalke. Donis Avdijaj opened the scoring inside the first two minutes before already-relegated Ingolstadt levelled through Pascal Gross penalty kick.

Ingolstadt were awarded another penalty just past the hour – one which saw Schalke’s Benjamin Stambouli given his marching orders -  but this time Dario Lezcano failed to score.

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