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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Janni Serra (70')
  • Willi Orban (90'+3')

RB Leipzig secure Champions League spot with dramatic late goal

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Willi Orban heads in the equalizer in the 93rd minute (0:43)

Willi Orban heads in the equalizer in the 93rd minute (0:43)

RB Leipzig scored in added time through Willi Orban to snatch a 1-1 draw at Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday and secure their Champions League berth with a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga as their opponents were relegated.

Leipzig needed at least a point to make sure of a top-four place, but their job was made easier after Freiburg lost 2-1 at Bayer Leverkusen to fall short on the last matchday.

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Janni Serra scored for Arminia in the 70th minute, but Orban headed in from a free kick to earn his side a point.

Leipzig will join champions Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and third-placed Leverkusen in the Champions League.

Union Berlin completed their sensational season with a 3-2 over VfL Bochum to finish fifth on 57 points, one behind Leipzig, and secure a spot in the Europa League.

Cologne conceded a stoppage-time goal at VfB Stuttgart to go 2-1 down but still end up in the Europa Conference League. Stuttgart's last-gasp goal kept them up for another season, sending Hertha Berlin into a relegation playoff.

Arminia remained in 17th and will join Greuther Fuerth in the second division.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 1. FC Union Berlin 8 +9 17
2 SC Freiburg 8 +6 17
3 Bayern Munich 8 +17 15
4 Borussia Dortmund 8 +1 15
5 TSG Hoffenheim 8 +5 14
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 8 +3 14
7 FC Cologne 8 +4 13
8 Werder Bremen 8 +5 12
9 Borussia Monchengladbach 8 +1 12
10 FC Augsburg 8 -4 12
11 RB Leipzig 8 +1 11
12 Mainz 8 -4 11
13 VfL Wolfsburg 8 -6 8
14 Hertha Berlin 8 -2 7
15 Schalke 04 8 -7 6
16 VfB Stuttgart 8 -4 5
17 Bayer Leverkusen 8 -7 5
18 VfL Bochum 8 -18 1