2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Sasa Kalajdzic (12')
  • Wataru Endo (90'+2')
  • Anthony Modeste (59')

Stuttgart clinch Bundesliga survival in dramatic fashion with late winner

Wataru Endo's 92nd-minute goal keeps Stuttgart in the Bundesliga (0:51)

Wataru Endo gets a header assist and then nails a header to give VfB Stuttgart the win vs. FC Cologne. (0:51)

Midfielder Wataru Endo scored in stoppage time for Stuttgart to clinch Bundesliga survival at Hertha Berlin's expense after a dramatic 2-1 win over Cologne in the final league match of the season on Saturday.

Endo's 92nd-minute winner lifted Stuttgart ahead of Hertha on goal difference to set off scenes of jubilation with fans storming the field.

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Hertha lost at Borussia Dortmund 2-1. Youssoufa Moukoko's late winner for Dortmund sent Hertha into the dreaded relegation playoff against the second division's third-place finisher to see which will play in the Bundesliga next season.

Hertha will likely face former Bundesliga heavyweight Hamburg on May 19 and 23.

On a day of farewells in the Bundesliga, Erling Haaland also scored for Dortmund and Robert Lewandowski brought his league-leading tally to 35 goals for Bayern Munich, while Arminia Bielefeld was finally relegated to join last-placed Greuther Furth in the second division.