SV Darmstadt 98 returns to the Bundesliga after an absence of six seasons. The team of coach Torsten Lieberknecht won 1-0 against 1. FC Magdeburg on Friday evening and is therefore certain of a place in the top two of the 2. Bundesliga. This means that promotion to the highest level is a fact.
Darmstadt already had several chances to secure promotion in recent weeks. Still, things went wrong for the trainer Lieberknecht, who saw his team lose to FC St. Pauli (0-3) and Hannover 96 (2-1). This brought the competition closer and closer and the pressure increased considerably in the Stadion am Böllenfalltor. In the 33rd round of play, the liberating three-pointer came for Die Lilien on Friday.
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As number eleven in the rankings, Magdeburg actually no longer played for anything, but refused to act as a plaything in Darmstadt. Nevertheless, the visitors could not prevent the host from taking a 1-0 lead. In the 36th minute it was striker Phillip Tietz who caused a big party at the club from the German state of Hesse. His ticker eventually turned out to be the winning goal: 1-0.
Darmstadt is therefore the first PhD candidate of the season towards the Bundesliga. FC Heidenheim and Hamburger SV are still fighting for second place in the last two games, which also entitles them to a starting ticket for the highest level. The number three of the 2. Bundesliga plays another play-off against the number sixteen of the Bundesliga. The relegants of the highest podium are not yet known in Germany.