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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 28 +44 65
2 RB Leipzig 28 +29 60
3 VfL Wolfsburg 28 +23 54
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 28 +19 53
5 Borussia Dortmund 28 +17 46
6 Bayer Leverkusen 27 +13 43
7 FC Union Berlin 28 +8 40
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 28 +5 40
9 VfB Stuttgart 28 +6 39
10 SC Freiburg 28 -2 37
11 FC Augsburg 28 -13 32
12 TSG Hoffenheim 27 -6 30
13 Werder Bremen 28 -11 30
14 Mainz 28 -18 28
15 Hertha Berlin 28 -14 26
16 Arminia Bielefeld 28 -24 26
17 FC Cologne 28 -23 23
18 Schalke 04 28 -53 13