Arminia Bielefeld will also play in the Bundesliga next season. On matchday 34, the East Westphalia won 2-0 at VfB Stuttgart thanks to a strong team performance. VfB missed the qualification for the UEFA Conference League and finished the season in 9th place.
When the little football miracle was perfect, the jubilation in Bielefeld knew no bounds. Coach Frank Kramer and his team around the uninhibited scorer Fabian Klos lay happily in each other’s arms. With a 2-0 (0-0) at VfB Stuttgart and a passionate performance, Arminia prevented the eighth relegation of the club’s changeable history and held as table 15. directly the class.
After being promoted last summer, Arminia had been traded by many experts as the number one candidate for relegation. But this time Bielefeld did not live up to its dubious reputation as an elevator crew.
“It was extreme. It is a mega-awesome feeling,” said DSC attacker Andreas Voglsammer happily at the Sky microphone: “Most of them probably expected that we would be the same as Schalke: That we would have a few game days before the end have already been relegated. Now I feel cold at the thought of playing the Bundesliga again next year. “
Bielefeld’s record scorer Klos, whose contract is expiring, scored the acclaimed 1-0 for a passionate Arminia, who had already made everything clear in Stuttgart on the last day of the game in the 66th minute with a penalty kick. “It was emotionally at least comparable to the promotion last season,” said Klos: “The pulse on the penalty kick was extremely high. Thank goodness I didn’t have a heart rate monitor on.” He gave the fans in Bielefeld the party order: “Celebrate in accordance with the corona, but celebrate.”
VfB Stuttgart – Arminia Bielefeld: “Makes us proud”
VfB missed qualifying for the European Conference League due to the defeat as a newcomer after an overall strong season.
Bielefeld traveled from the quarantine training camp in the monastery gate in Marienfeld to Stuttgart with a lot of optimism. Kramer spoke of a “positive initial situation”.
This is how the Arminia began: combative, brisk and quite dangerous. First Arne Maier (6th), then Doan (16th) had bad luck with a slightly deflected shot at the outside post.
However, VfB kept the game open and had two big chances themselves early on. But Roberto Massimo awarded (9th and 16th). VfB was already cheering in the 33rd minute, but Sasa Kalajdzic’s goal was withdrawn due to video evidence due to offside.
The Stuttgart, who had the better play system, had taken over the action after a good 20 minutes. Bielefeld defended with a lot of effort, did not allow much, but could hardly break free.