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Early drama affects both ends of the Bundesliga table 🤯

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Dan Burke

If you were hoping for drama on the final day of the Bundesliga season, it took just 12 minutes for us to get some.

Relegation battling Stuttgart took on Europa League-chasing Köln at the Mercedes-Benz Arena and the hosts were awarded an early penalty.

Sasa Kalajdzic stepped up but his well-struck spot-kick was saved brilliantly by Köln goalkeeper Marvin Schwäbe.

However, from the resulting corner, Kalajdzic did find the net with a powerful header to give Stuttgart hope of climbing out of the relegation play-off spot.

VfB Stuttgart 2
1.FC Köln 1
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Their hope lasted just a few minutes, however, because over in Dortmund, Stuttgart’s fellow relegation-battlers Hertha BSC were awarded a penalty of their own when Ishak Belfodil was brought down by Dan-Axel Zagadou.

After a VAR review, Belfoldil stepped up to score a goal which means Hertha currently stay 15th, while Stuttgart occupy the relegation play-off spot.

Borussia Dortmund 2
Hertha BSC 1
Full time

The European race is looking interesting too, with two early goals for Union Berlin against Bochum putting them above Freiburg in 5th and leaving them in a strong position to seal Europa League qualification.

1. FC Union Berlin 3
VfL Bochum 2
Full time

But that could all change in the coming hours.