Paderborn was relegated from the Bundesliga after dropping to a 1-0 defeat at Union Berlin with a goal from Ben Zolinski sending the East Westphalians down. To keep their thin survival trusts alive, Paderborn coach Steffen Baumgart attempted another tactical approach with a three-man line, yet a physical issue to Christian Strohdiek after only 14 minutes prompted a premature reconsider.
Marius Bülter headed Leopold Zingerle ‘s goal for the major event’s first attempt as the Paderborn guard pulled together.
In any case, when faced with a Christopher Trimmel set piece, even the most organized safeguard fails, and Paderborn’s were no exemption in the 27th moment when the Union defender’s conveyance came in through an avoidance from Ben Zolinski’s stick.
Association’s resistance demonstrated how it ought to be done in the principal half, while Marvin Friedrich took all six of his challenges and only one out of seven defeated Keven Schlotterbeck.
Trimmel also substantiated himself a reliable defender as he denied Paderborn an enticing opening to one side, hindering a pass on the mark that would have taken Zolinski through.
Association had to turn out to be increasingly more guarded as Paderborn pushed for an impossible lifesaver, yet regardless of the visitors’ sustained endeavors, the most obvious opportunity with regards to the subsequent half fell at the opposite end, where Robert Andrich’s shot hit within the post and Sebastian Andersson could just drive the bounce back into the side netting.
With eight points separating them from safety, and just two games left to play, Paderborn’s relegation has been affirmed in the top flight after only one season, while Union will remain in the top flight for another season thanks to those three points. Nils Petersen came out of the seat again to score and seal a 2-1 win for Freiburg over Hertha Berlin, an outcome that saves the Black Forest club in the chase for a top-six final.
Wolfsburg’s misfortune to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the prior day installation meant both of these teams had the chance to make up ground in their European qualification trusts.
The game started accordingly at an excited pace as each tried to achieve control yet from the get-go, it was Hertha who was on top. Niklas Stark had recently missed the goal from Vladimir Darida ‘s cross, while Vedad Ibisevic’s last gasp shielding Philipp Lienhart was thwarted two times.
Gradually, in any case, Freiburg began to fashion a portion of its chances, with Robin Koch heading wide from Vincenzo Grifo’s corner before Roland Sallai demonstrated the eminent ability to handle a circling ball to the back post, just to shoot wide from short proximity.
The match was equally serious after the interval and Dodi Lukebakio thought he had put the visitors ahead with a brilliant, turning shot from the edge of the area yet was disallowed for a mess in the development after a VAR audit. Not long afterward, Freiburg took the lead when Grifo caught Rune Jarstein with a fast-paced direct free-kick from 20 yards.
They were stuck back soon, however, when Vedad Ibisevic equalized from the penalty spot after Koch had fouled Peter Pekarik. Darida almost scored the second of the visitors with a very much saved rasping drive however soon afterward the Czech midfielder got included at the opposite finish of the pitch as Freiburg regained their advantage.
He miscontrolled a Jarstein pass, allowing Petersen to scratch the ball off his toe and stick into the victor, elevating the Black Forest club to the 6th point in Wolfsburg.