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Union Berlin Secure 1st Ever Bundesliga Promotion

FC Union Berlin became the 5th team from Berlin to play in the Bundesliga. No other city has had more than 2. The others are:

  1. Hertha BSC
  2. Tennis Borussia Berlin
  3. SV Blau Weiss Berlin
  4. Tasmania 1900 Berlin

Match: Union Berlin 0-0 Stuttgart (agg. 2-2)

Following a dramatic relegation playoff fixture against Stuttgart, Union Berlin sealed their first ever Bundesliga promotion.

Union held firm at home to deny Stuttgart and progress by virtue of 2 away goals they scored in the first leg.

Just nine minutes into the second leg, Dennis Aogo put Stuttgart ahead with a superb freekick. However, VAR ruled it out as Nico Gonzalez was standing in an offside position and was in the line of sight of the keeper. Nigerian striker Suleiman Abdullahi hit the post twice and despite bringing on Mario Gomez in the 2nd half, it was just not meant to be for Stuttgart.

“I can’t believe it. I’ve waited 40 years for this game. I’m so happy because the people here deserve it so much. I’m so happy,” club president Dirk Zingler said.

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