Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg clinched Champions League qualification on Sunday, while Hamburger SV’s hopes of rejoining the Bundesliga were put on hold for another year.
Dortmund won 3-1 at Mainz and Wolfsburg drew 2-2 at Leipzig to ensure both sides will finish among the top four to qualify for Europe’s top club competition.
Leipzig, who secured second place behind league champion Bayern Munich, was already assured of playing in the Champions League next season.
Leipzig looked tired in its first game after losing the German Cup final to Dortmund on Thursday but fought back with goals from Justin Kluivert and a penalty from Marcel Sabitzer after Maximilian Philipp scored two fine goals in the first half for Wolfsburg.
Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro opened the scoring in Mainz in the 23rd minute, Marco Reus…