Bundesliga round-up: Cologne relegation confirmed
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 28/04/18 8:35pm
Hamburg and Freiburg boosted their survival hopes but Cologne were relegated from the Bundesliga despite a dramatic late comeback.
Cologne needed to beat relegation rivals Freiburg to retain any hope of staying up but were condemned to a 3-2 defeat by Lucas Holer's stoppage-time effort.
The result was particularly harsh after Leonardo Bittencourt had scored twice in the last eight minutes to draw Cologne level after they had trailed 2-0 to Nils Petersen's brace.
The result sees Freiburg, who started the day in the bottom three after five straight defeats, climb to 14th.
Hamburg remain in the relegation places but a 3-1 win at Wolfsburg brought them to within two points of safety.
Wolfsburg will join their opponents in the bottom three on Sunday should Mainz avoid defeat against RB Leipzig.
Wolfsburg had failed to score in five of their last six Bundesliga games and conceded twice in the space of three minutes shortly before half-time, with Bobby Wood and Lewis Holtby putting the visitors in control.
Josip Brekalo set up an exciting finish by firing in a free-kick, but Gian-Luca Waldschmidt put the game to bed after Filip Kostic's stoppage-time penalty had been kept out.
Champions Bayern Munich coasted to a 4-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Niklas Dorsch opened the scoring from Sandro Wagner's assist shortly before half-time, with Wagner adding a second after 76 minutes.
Sebastien Haller immediately pulled one back for Frankfurt, but Rafinha struck three minutes from time and then set up another for Niklas Sule in stoppage-time.
Schalke failed to secure their place in next season's Champions League as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Borussia Monchengladbach.
Raffael put the visitors ahead after the hosts saw Nabil Bentaleb sent off after just 12 minutes for violent conduct.
Daniel Caligiuri levelled the contest with a penalty in first-half stoppage-time.
Hertha Berlin produced a late comeback to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Augsburg.
Michael Gregoritsch and Sergio Cordova put the visitors in control but Vedad Ibisevic converted a penalty six minutes from time and three minutes later set up Davie Selke for the equaliser.
The Foals had Marcel Heller sent off in a frantic finish.
In the day's late game, Bayer Leverkusen failed to move back into the top four as they went down 1-0 at home to Stuttgart.
Hoffenheim's victory over Hannover on Friday had seen Bayer slip to fifth, and Christian Gentner's 67th-minute strike left them a point outside the Champions League places.
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