Werder Bremen has made the return to the Bundesliga perfect and follows FC Schalke 04 back to the German top flight. In the season finale of the 2nd Bundesliga, Bremen defeated Jahn Regensburg 2-0 (1-0) on Sunday and, like the Gelsenkirchen team, managed to get promoted again just a year after going into the second division. Niclas Füllkrug (10th minute) and Marvin Ducksch (51st) scored for Bremen and sent the sold-out stadium into ecstasy.
Schalke secured the second division championship with a 2-1 (1-0) win at 1. FC Nürnberg. Rodrigo Zalazar (15th) with a dream goal from almost 60 meters and top scorer Simon Terodde (88th) provided the goals for the Royal Blues, who had already celebrated early promotion on the penultimate matchday.
Hamburger SV, who secured third place in the relegation zone, can still hope for promotion. HSV won 3-2 (0-1) at Hansa Rostock and now meets Hertha BSC in the two relegation games, who missed out on staying in the Bundesliga in the Bundesliga final on Saturday. Hansa took the lead in the 13th minute through Nico Neidhart, but Robert Glatzel (50th) and Sebastian Schonlau (75th) provided the Hamburg team with the victory they needed. Pyrotechnics were detonated in the stadium and a fire broke out in one of the stands.
SV Darmstadt 98 won 3-0 (3-0) against SC Paderborn. But because their fellow competitors Bremen and HSV didn’t make a mistake, the lilies didn’t make it to third place and ended the season in fourth.