Union Berlin Secure Promotion To The Bundesliga For The First Time In The Club's History

Union Berlin made club history on Monday after they secured their promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever.

The German side were held to a 0-0 draw against VfB Stuttgart in the second leg of their playoff match, giving them the victory on aggregate following their 2-2 draw in the first leg.

"The team really deserved this after such a season," says club sports chief Oliver Ruhnert.

"But it was the toughest route they chose.

"It is such a great feeling to give people what they have been yearning for."

While there might have been much to celebrate for Union Berlin, the same can't be said for Stuttgart.

The German side finished 16th in the table and, following on from their relegation/playoff match against Union Berlin, they were relegated from the Bundesliga.

"Personally, it is very tough to think straight at the moment," interim coach Nico Willig said.

"At the end of the day, Union are promoted and it is deserved.

"We failed to stay up. That was the mission and that is why I am very disappointed."

Bayern Munich secured the Bundesliga crown ahead of rivals Borussia Dortmund, with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry, who both announced that they would leave the club at the end of the season, scoring against Eintracht Frankfurt in their side's 5-1 win.

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Featured Image Credit: PA

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