Werder Bremen remain the club with the most Bundesliga seasons after winning relegation playoff
Werder Bremen have managed to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga after getting a 2-2 draw with 1. FC Heidenheim in the second leg of the relegation playoff.
Bremen had finished the Bundesliga season in 16th place, essentially rescuing themselves with a 6-1 win over 1. FC Koln on the final day, with their hopes resting on the relegation playoff against Heidenheim.
Whilst the first leg ended in an unconvincing 0-0 draw, the second leg managed to be the deciding factor, with Bremen's two away goals being enough to take them through, despite two very underwhelming performances.
Bremen took the lead in the first three minutes through an own goal from Norman Theuerkauf.
Whilst Bremen had plenty of chances, Heidenheim equalised in the 85th minute, and Bremen quickly took the lead once again with a goal in stoppage time, but a penalty from Kleindienst ended the game in a 2-2 draw.
This brought to an end a season where Werder Bremen were hugely underperforming, being their lowest position in the Bundesliga since their only relegation from the Bundesliga back in 1979/80, when they finished in 17th.
Through this, Bremen remain the side with the most Bundesliga seasons in history, with next season being their 57th season in the top flight ever since the league was founded in 1963/64.
What a nervous season for every Werder Bremen fan out there!