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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Ben Zolinski (27' OG)

Paderborn relegated from Bundesliga after Union Berlin defeat

SC Paderborn 07 were relegated from the Bundesliga after a deserved 1-0 defeat at Union Berlin on Tuesday.

The result left Paderborn bottom of the table on 20 points with two games to play, eight points adrift of the relegation playoff spot occupied by Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Union Berlin are safe after climbing up to 12th on 38 points.

The hosts' domination was rewarded in the 27th minute when Ben Zolinski headed a Christopher Trimmel free kick into his own goal.

Union Berlin went close to doubling the tally on 73 minutes, only for Robert Andrich's attempt to hit the post, leaving Paderborn with an outside chance to turn it around.

Yet Paderborn, who needed to win to keep their hopes of staying in the top flight alive, never threatened a comeback.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +68 82
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +43 69
3 RB Leipzig 34 +44 66
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +26 65
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 63
6 TSG Hoffenheim 34 0 52
7 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +2 49
8 SC Freiburg 34 +1 48
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 -1 45
10 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 41
11 FC Union Berlin 34 -17 41
12 Schalke 04 34 -20 39
13 Mainz 34 -21 37
14 FC Cologne 34 -18 36
15 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
16 Werder Bremen 34 -27 31
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -31 30
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 -37 20