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GERMAN 2. BUNDESLIGA

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 St Pauli 2 0 0 6
2 Holstein Kie 1 1 0 4
3 Greuther Fur 1 1 0 4
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Wolfsburg beat Holstein Kiel to stave off Bundesliga relegation

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Robin Knoche's goal 15 minutes from time helped ensure Wolfsburg kept their place in next season's Bundesliga after beating Holstein Kiel 4-1 on aggregate.

Leading 3-1 from the first leg, Bruno Labbadia's side knew a disciplined performance would see them safe and deny Holstein Kiel promotion.

The home side created numerous half-chances, but Wolfsburg's goalkeeper Koen Casteels was never troubled.

Yunus Malli thought he had extended Wolsburg's aggregate lead to 4-1 when his first-half shot found...

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Divock Origi has goal and assist as Wolfsburg beat Holstein Kiel in first leg

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VfL Wolfsburg got off to a great start in their bid to stay in the Bundesliga, beating second-tier Holstein Kiel 3-1 on Thursday in the first leg of their promotion-relegation playoff at the Volkswagen Arena.

The hosts took an early lead through Divock Origi in the 13th minute before the 2.Bundesliga side levelled with a Kingsley Schindler goal after the half-hour. 

But Josip Brekalo had Wolfsburg back in the lead before half-time and Yunus Malli added his team's third in the second...

Bundesliga waiver denied for Holstein Kiel because of small stadium

The Holstein-Stadion in Kiel, Germany.
Holstein Kiel's Holstein-Stadion is too small to host Bundesliga games, the DFL has ruled.

The German Football League (DFL) has denied Holstein Kiel a special licence to play in their 10,000-capacity Holstein-Stadion should they win their first promotion to the Bundesliga because their ground does not meet top-flight standards.

Germany's most northern club have appealed the decision, but now could be forced to play their home games away from home.

Having only won promotion to 2. Bundesliga last summer, Holstein have qualified for the relegation/promotion playoffs on May 17 and May 21....

Cologne hire Markus Anfang as coach for next season

Markus Anfang will be the next coach of Cologne.

COLOGNE, Germany -- Relegation-troubled Cologne have appointed Markus Anfang as coach for next season, when the club will most likely be playing in Germany's second division.

Cologne, last in the Bundesliga with four rounds remaining, say the 43-year-old Anfang, a native of the city, will switch from Holstein Kiel along with assistant Tom Cichon for the 2018-19 season. Both signed three-year deals.

Anfang, a former midfielder, played for Fortuna Duesseldorf, Kaiserslautern, Duisburg and Schalke,...

DFB punishes Eintracht Frankfurt with partial stadium closure, €75,000 fine

Fans of Frankfurt burn Darmstadt banners during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and SV Darmstadt 98 at Commerzbank-Arena on December 6, 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
A number of Eintracht Frankfurt fans set fire to Darmstadt flags during December's Bundesliga derby game.

Eintracht Frankfurt have been punished by the German Football Association [DFB] with a partial stadium closure, with the Bundesliga club among eight clubs from the upper three tiers hit with fines amounting to a total of €195,750 for fan misbehaviour.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the DFB fined Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart, Holstein Kiel, Wolfsburg, Hamburg, VfR Aalen, Werder Bremen, and Frankfurt due to the actions of their supporters.

The fines range from €750 for third-tier club VfR Aalen...