Düsseldorf simply needed a draw to stave off sure relegation entering Match Day 34 in the Bundesliga. However, Union Berlin dispatched of them 3-0 while Werder Bremen unbelievably won 6-1 vs. FC Köln, which helped them jump Düsseldorf for the one relegation playoff spot.
Entering the final day of the season, Werder Bremen needed a win and Düsseldorf loss in order to climb into 16th and a spot in the relegation playoff. Bremen got a statement 6-1 win while Düsseldorf fell to Union Berlin, 3-0, saving Bremen from sure relegation.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen defeats FC Köln to remain in Champions League contention on match-day 32. Leverkusen had offensive contributions from three different scorers in the win. Meanwhile, FC Köln remains six points out of the relegation conversation.
With Leverkusen already leading 1-nil, Kai Havertz found himself alone in front and netted the game's second goal. With a win, Leverkusen leaps into 4th position in the Bundesliga standings and Champions League placement.
On a cross into a crowd of would-be goal scorers, Sven Bender got his foot on the ball and re-directed it to the back of the net. The 7th-minute goal gave Leverkusen a much-needed 1-0 lead over FC Köln as it looks to climb into a top-4 spot in the Bundesliga standings.
Minutes before halftime, Christopher Nkunku finessed a short chip shot goal into the back of the net to give RB Leipzig a 2-1 lead over FC Köln. It was just Nkunku’s second goal of the season and came at a very opportune time.
Anthony Modeste netted the first goal of the match for FC Köln in the 88th minute, which was quickly followed by a brilliant header score by Jhon Córdoba in added time to stun Fortuna Düsseldorf with a 2-2 match draw. Kenan Karaman and Erik Thommy each scored for Düsseldorf, but were left with their second straight draw in a mostly dominant performance.