Incredible scenes in Germany as thousands of Union Berlin fans stormed their pitch to celebrate after being promoted to Bundesliga for the first time with play-off victory over Stuttgart
- Union Berlin won goals after scoreless draw in the second leg
- They will join Hertha as the two representatives of the capital in the highest division
- Thousands of fans walked the field on Monday morning amid wild celebrations
Union Berlin was promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time after a 0-0 draw with VfB Stuttgart in the second leg of their relegation / promotion play-off on Monday, giving them a win from goals after the draw ended 2-2 in total.
Union hit the post twice in the 66th and 67th minutes in a very physical encounter, but it was their two goals in the first leg in Stuttgart that secured their place in the top division next season.
Thousands of fans were running on the field amid wild parties at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei on Monday evening.
Players took part in wild celebrations after Union Berlin was promoted to the Bundesliga
The national coach Urs Fischer received a beer shower from his assistant after the seal
Defender Christopher Lenz celebrates with Union fans after beating Stuttgart in play-off
The Berlin club, which will join Hertha as the two representatives of the capital in the highest division, had finished in the top 10 of the second division in each of the previous eight seasons.
& # 39; The team really earned this after such a & # 39; n season & # 39 ;, said club sports chef Oliver Ruhnert. & # 39; But it was the hardest route they chose.
& # 39; It is such a great feeling to give people what they have longed for. & # 39;
Union, located in the eastern part of the city and known for their fierce fan loyalty and social commitment, becomes the 56th club to play in the Bundesliga.
Thousands of fans ran on the field amid wild parties in the An der Alten Forsterei Stadium
Union is located in the eastern part of the city and is known for their fierce fan loyalty
For Stuttgart, who had finished the campaign in third place, it was their second relegation in four seasons and their third in the club's history.
& # 39; Personally it is very difficult to think right now & # 39 ;, said coach Nico Willig, trainer from Stuttgart. & # 39; At the end of the day, the Union is promoted and earned.
& # 39; We have failed to stay up. That was the mission and that is why I am very disappointed. & # 39;
Hannover 96 and Nuremberg were relegated from the Bundesliga while Cologne and Paderborn won automatic promotion to the top flight.
The Berlin club will join Hertha as the two representatives of the capital in the top division
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