Jan Schöppner of Heidenheim (l) in a close duel with Regensburg's Benedikt Gimber. © Tom Weller/dpa
1. FC Heidenheim is the 57th club in the Bundesliga. Old champion Hamburger SV thought they were already at the top, but they have to go into the relegation. In the basement, this applies to Arminia Bielefeld.
Düsseldorf - 1. FC Heidenheim has made the leap into the Bundesliga for the first time in an incredible promotion final, while Hamburger SV has to go into the relegation again.
Heidenheim won 0-2 (3-2) at Jahn Regensburg with an own goal, a penalty and a goal in the ninth minute of injury time after 0:0 with Jahn Regensburg, displaced the already celebrating HSV from the promotion ranks and accompanied SV Darmstadt 98 into the top flight. Despite the 1-0 (1-0) win at relegated SV Sandhausen, HSV has to go into the deciding games against the Bundesliga-16. VfB Stuttgart. Regensburg is the second team to be relegated. Heindenheim even snatched the championship from Darmstadt, which lost 0-4 (0-0) at SpVgg Greuther Fürth.
Arminia Bielefeld has to go into the relegation relegation play-off against SV Wehen Wiesbaden after the 0:4 (0:2) at 1. 1. FC Nuremberg, who won 1-0 (1-0) at SC Paderborn, and Eintracht Braunschweig despite the 1-2 (0-0) at Hansa Rostock secured their place in the league and can breathe a sigh of relief.
Premature promotion celebration at HSV
In the battle for promotion, HSV set an example, as announced by coach Tim Walter, and took the lead in the third minute with a goal from Jean-Luc Dompé. And at the beginning of the 2nd half, the Hamburgers cheered again, because Heidenheim fell behind due to a goal by Prince Osei Owusu (51st). Owusu added six minutes later, an own goal by Benedikt Saller kept Heidenheim in the game (58th).
Jean-Luc Dompé (r) put HSV on the road to victory early on with his goal. © Uwe Anspach/dpa
At the final whistle, the Hamburgers cheered exuberantly, Sandhausen's stadium announcer congratulated on the promotion. But the game in Regensburg ran for almost ten minutes and FCH equalized through a penalty kick by Jan-Niklas Beste (90.+3) and actually came to victory through Tim Kleindienst (90.+9). In Sandhausen there was a state of shock. After 15 minutes of injury time, it was over in Regensburg and Heidenheim cheered.
In the basement of the table, it quickly became apparent that it would go against Arminia. The East Westphalians would have had to win in order to still have a chance of direct rescue. But goals from Amara Condé (38') and Baris Atik (45', foul penalty) put Arminia 0-2 down at half-time. Nuremberg were already leading through a goal from Lukas Schleimer (20th). Braunschweig were outnumbered in Rostock from the 22nd minute after the yellow-red card against Anton Donkor. When Condé again increased Magdeburg's lead to 3-0 immediately after the break (51st), almost everything was decided in the basement, regardless of the other places. Jason Ceka followed suit for the FCM (67th). Dpa