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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Justin Kluivert (51')
  • Marcel Sabitzer (78' PEN)
  • Maximilian Philipp (12', 45'+1')

Wolfsburg clinch last Champions League berth despite draw at Leipzig

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Wolfsburg grabs the lead on Maximilian Philipp's sublime strike (0:38)

German Bundesliga: Maximilian Philipp (12') RB Leipzig 0-1 Wolfsburg. (0:38)

VfL Wolfsburg squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at second-placed RB Leipzig on Sunday but still earned a Champions League spot for next season after making sure of a top-four finish.

With one game left in the season Wolfsburg are in fourth place, four points ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Maximilian Philipp had struck twice in the first half to put the confident Wolves 2-0 up, thundering in a shot in the 12th minute and then striking again in first-half stoppage time after connecting with a Ridle Baku cutback.

Justin Kluivert, however, perfectly controlled a high cross floated in from Marcel Sabitzer six minutes after the restart, then shook off his marker and drilled in from eight metres as Leipzig launched a comeback.

Sabitzer then converted a 78th-minute penalty to level, as his team locked down second place having already secured their Champions League spot along with champions Bayern Munich and third-placed Borussia Dortmund, 3-1 winners at Mainz 05.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +55 78
2 RB Leipzig 34 +28 65
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 +29 64
4 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +24 61
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +16 60
6 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +14 52
7 FC Union Berlin 34 +7 50
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +8 49
9 VfB Stuttgart 34 +1 45
10 SC Freiburg 34 0 45
11 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -2 43
12 Mainz 34 -17 39
13 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
14 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 35
15 Arminia Bielefeld 34 -26 35
16 FC Cologne 34 -26 33
17 Werder Bremen 34 -21 31
18 Schalke 04 34 -61 16