2. Bundesliga’s conclusion: Ten-man Fürth sensationally secure promotion, VfL Bochum capture fourth championship

The “un-relegatables” off VfL Bochum 1848 captured their fourth 2. Bundesliga title on Sunday. A late goal from captain from captain Anthony Losilla propelled the club to a 3-1 victory over SV Sandhausen and the club’s first season of top-flight German football in 12 years. 

The Bundesrepublik’s second professional footballing division came to one of the weirdest and wildest finishes in recent memory. Despite being reduced to ten men by a red card for Anton Stach at the tail-end of the first half, SpVgg Greuther Fürth rallied to score three short-handed goals in the second 45.

Fürth’s 3-2 win over Düsseldorf, combined with SV Darmstadt’s 3-2 win over Holstein Kiel, meant that the Kleeblätter found the most improbable way to claim the second automatic promotion place.