THE BALL – Tiago Tomás’ Stuttgart escapes the descent and André Silva’s RB Leipzig secures Champions (Germany)

On this 34th and last day of the 2021/2022 Bundesliga, with all the matches scheduled for 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, the matches in which the Portuguese players participated, namely Stuttgart, with Tiago Tomás (on loan from Sporting) at the start, deserve to be highlighted. to be highlighted, ending up replaced in the 58′ and also by RB Leipzig, with André Silva in the title and completing the 90′.

Stuttgart managed, in spectacular fashion, to secure their permanence in the German top flight by beating Cologne 2-1 at home and taking advantage of the defeat of Hertha Berlin during the trip to Dortmund, for the same score: both ended the championship with the same 33 points but the team of Tiago Tomás, benefiting from a better goal difference (first tiebreaker in the Bundesliga) would finish ahead, in 15th place, avoiding 16th, which obliges them to maintain the play-offs and also a possible combination of results which could end in direct relegation to the team which had not won for six consecutive days.

The Stuttgart goal fell to 90’+2, already at the final whistle and, let’s say, the course had not even started well for Tiago Tomás’ team, because his team, from Hertha Berlin (with a advantage in direct confrontation having won, at home, by 2-0 and draw, away, 2-2, with the Swabia) scored the first in Dortmund (18th), losing on goals conceded in the second half.

As for André Silva’s RB Leipzig, who had an advantage for the decisive round, depending only on themselves, they completed the draw during the trip to the stronghold of Arminia Bielefeld (1-1) , where the central Guilherme Ramos was the holder, finishing 4th. place (last qualifying place for the Champions League), qualification also in a certain drama, since despite having finished a point ahead of Union Berlin (it did not make things easier by beating Bochum 3-2 at home), the RB Leipzig’s equalizer only came at 90’+3.

Remember that at the start of the 34th day, RB Leipzig started with 57 points, followed by Freiburg (55 points), it was therefore forbidden to lose and see the direct pursuer win during the trip to Leverkusen. On the other hand, if they lost, Freiburg also lost and Union Berlin won, André Silva’s team would have no problem securing the Champions League, as the goal difference was colossal: +35 for RB Leipzig against +5 for Union Berlin. .

Other results:

Wolfsburg-Bayern Munich, 2-2

Borussia Monchengladbach-Hoffenheim, 5-1

Mainz-Eintracht Frankfurt, 2-2

Bayer Leverkusen-Freiburg, 2-1

Augsburg-Greuter Furth, 2-1

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