The most important race of the year is also the last: the return of the playoff, final act of the 2020 Bundesliga, will decide who among Heidenheim, third in Zweite, e Werder Bremen, third last in the Bundesliga, next year will play in the German top flight, and who will return (or remain) to the cadet. This evening at 20.30 at the Voith-Arena in Heidenheim the hosts face Werder after the first leg of the Weserstadion, which ended 0-0 with the expulsion in the final of the captain of the green-and-white Moisander. The Bremen team on the last day of the Bundes defeated Cologne by taking advantage of the knockout of Fortuna Dusseldorf against Union Berlin to overcome it in the standings, while Frank’s team Schmidt finished third in Zweite thanks to the defeat of Hamburg in the last round. Chilling challenge: the Werder in fact has not relegated since 1981, 39 years ago, while for the Heidenheim it would be the first historic promotion in the German top flight. The regulation of the promotion / relegation play-off provides for the rule of the goal that is worth double away: considering the 0-0 of the first leg, if the game will end with a draw with goals (1-1, 2-2, 3-3 and so via) Werder Bremen will play next year in the Bundesliga. In the event of a 0-0 draw, they would go to extra time and possibly to penalties.
Heidenheim (4-4-2): Muller; Busch, Mainka, Theuerkauf, Fohrenbach; Griesbeck, Dorsch, Schnatterer, Leipertz; Kleindienst, Thomalla.
Werder Bremen (4-4-2): Pavlenka; Gebre Selassie, Veljkovic, Friedl, Augustinsson; Vogt, Eggstein, Klaassen, Osako; Rashica, Sargent.
20.30 h Heidenheim-Werder Bremen 0-1 LIVE – 4 ‘aut. Theuerkauf (W)