2021-22 German 2. Bundesliga
  • Niclas Füllkrug (10')
  • Marvin Ducksch (51')

Werder Bremen promoted back to Bundesliga after win over Jahn Regensburg

Four-time Bundesliga champions Werder Bremen won promotion to the top division after a one-year absence following a 2-0 victory over Jahn Regensburg on Sunday that sealed second spot in the second division.

Niclas Fuellkrug put Werder in the driving seat with a shot off the post in the 10th minute but the hosts only settled their nerves when Marvin Ducksch slotted in from close range to make it 2-0 six minutes after the restart.

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Werder joined second tier champions and already promoted Schalke 04 as the two sides going up.

Hamburg SV needed to battle from a goal down to beat Hansa Rostock 3-2 to finish third ahead of Darmstadt 98 on goal difference, and set up a playoff with the Bundesliga's Hertha Berlin in their bid to return to the top flight after four years.

Hertha, who finished in 16th in the Bundesliga, are managed by Hamburg great Felix Magath.

German 2. Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Schalke 04 34 +28 65
2 Werder Bremen 34 +22 63
3 Hamburg SV 34 +32 60
4 SV Darmstadt 98 34 +25 60
5 St Pauli 34 +15 57
6 1. FC Heidenheim 34 -2 52
7 SC Paderborn 07 34 +12 51
8 Nurnberg 34 0 51
9 Holstein Kiel 34 -8 45
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 +3 44
11 Hannover 96 34 -14 42
12 Karlsruher SC 34 -1 41
13 Hansa Rostock 34 -11 41
14 SV Sandhausen 34 -12 41
15 SSV Jahn Regensburg 34 -1 40
16 Dynamo Dresden 34 -13 32
17 FC Erzgebirge Aue 34 -40 26
18 FC Ingolstadt 04 34 -35 21