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Fortuna Dusseldorf relegated after final-day defeat

Filed on June 27, 2020
Fortuna Dusseldorf's Matthias Zimmermann (left) tries to get past Union's Joshua Mees. - Reuters

Dusseldorf ended up with 30 points and will join already-relegated SC Paderborn

Fortuna Dusseldorf were relegated from the Bundesliga on Saturday after losing their last match of the regular season 3-0 away at in-form Union Berlin. 

Dusseldorf knew victory would guarantee avoiding automatic relegation and put them into a playoff against the third team in the second-tier. 

But goals from Union's Anthony Ujah, Christian Gentner and Suleiman Abdullahi sent them to defeat, allowing Werder Bremen to move above them and seal a playoff spot after romping to a 6-1 win over Cologne. 

Dusseldorf ended up with 30 points and will join already-relegated SC Paderborn. Werder Bremen ended on 31 points.

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