Incredible Union Berlin reach German Bundesliga for the first time
Union Berlin stunned Stuttgart in the play offs to get promoted to the German Bundesliga for the first time in their history.
The Berlin club were promoted from the second tier after Monday’s goalless draw at home, winning on away goals after a 2-2 draw in the first leg against the German top flight side.
WE ARE FUCKING UP! pic.twitter.com/IpRZjQgarH
— 1. FC Union Berlin (@fcunion_en) May 27, 2019
Stuttgart which featured Bayern Munich-bound Benjamin Pavard and former Bayern stars Mario Gomez and Holger Badstuber finished 16th in the Bundesliga to feature in the play-offs.
Union will be the fifth team from the German capital to play in the top division since the inception of the championship in 1963. They are the first team to beat a Bundesliga side in the play-offs since 2012, while it is a second relegation in four seasons for Stuttgart.
It's all square at the final whistle but, with the second leg in Berlin and two away goals, Union will feel the pendulum is currently swinging in their favour ⚖️#Relegation2019 #VfBFCU pic.twitter.com/uCFXsABYD3
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) May 23, 2019
Berlin will also be the only German city to have two sides in the Bundesliga next season.
They join FC Koln and Paderborn, who were promoted automatically as winners and runners-up.