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Fortuna Dusseldorf win 2. Bundesliga title; Eintracht Braunschweig down to third tier

Fortuna Dusseldorf won 3-2 at Nurnberg to win Germany's second division on Sunday, while Eintracht Braunschweig were relegated to the third tier.

Kaan Ayhan's injury-time winner for Dusseldorf ensured his side finished three points ahead of second-placed Nurnberg.

Both sides were already assured of promotion to the Bundesliga's top flight ahead of the final round of games.

Holstein Kiel, already assured of third place, defeated Braunschweig 6-2 to send the visiting side to the third division along...

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Mario Gomez: Eintracht Braunschweig made me feel 'like a criminal'

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Mario Gomez celebrates his first leg goal for Wolfsburg against Eintracht Braunschweig.

Mario Gomez was upset by Eintracht Braunschweig supporters singling him out in the relegation-promotion playoffs and said he was made to feel "like a criminal."

Wolfsburg twice beat local rivals Braunschweig 1-0 after finishing third-from-bottom in the Bundesliga and getting the chance to secure another year of top-flight football in the German relegation-promotion playoffs.

Last Thursday, Gomez helped his side to win the first leg 1-0 with a controversial penalty, and later claimed that it was...

Wolfsburg edge Braunschweig in relegation playoff to remain in Bundesliga

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Wolfsburg clinched Bundesliga survival by beating Eintracht Braunschweig 1-0, giving the side a 2-0 victory on aggregate in their relegation-promotion playoff on Monday.

Vieirinha's powerful strike after the break gave the visiting side a comfortable cushion, after Mario Gomez gave Wolfsburg a 1-0 win at home in the first leg.

"We achieved the absolute minimum. I can understand the players' relief, but it's not a success," said Andries Jonker, Wolfsburg's third coach of the season.

The Volkswagen-backed...

Stuttgart and Hannover confirm promotion back to Bundesliga

Stuttgart coach Hannes Wolf is soaked in beer as the celebrations begin.

Stuttgart defeated Wurzburg 4-1 at home to return to the Bundesliga as 2. Bundesliga champions on Sunday, and were joined in the top flight by runners-up Hannover.

Daniel Ginczek set up three goals and scored the fourth for Stuttgart as the 2007 Bundesliga champions finished with 69 points and relegated their opponents.

Hannover, who drew 1-1 at Sandhausen, ended on 67 as both clubs, relegated from the Bundesliga last season, bounced straight back.

Braunschweig defeated already relegated Karlsruher...