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They may take a two goal lead to Holstein Kiel but Wolfsburg's continued presence in the Bundesliga is far from assured. Despite a 3-1 loss, the second tier side showed enough to worry the Wolves on Monday night.
Wolfsburg will play Bundesliga football next season. The Wolves beat second-division Kiel 1-0 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate to secure their spot in Germany's top flight. For minnows Kiel, it was a bridge too far.
From purely footballing concerns such as video assistant referees and the 50+1 rule, to socio-political issues such as right-wing extremism and increased police powers, fans across Germany have made their voices heard.
For the eighth time in 10 years, the top-flight side prevailed in the Bundesliga relegation-promotion playoff. Markus Anfang may not like it but, for Holstein Kiel, it’s not the end of the world.
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