Village club Hoffenheim clinch Bundesliga promotion
Hoffenheim clinched promotion to the top-flight Bundesliga Sunday with a 5-0 victory over Greuther Fuerth to complete a fairy-tale rise from the country's lower leagues, the dpa reported.
The village club, backed by a billionaire investor, have gained promotion to the top flight after just one season in the second division.
They join Borussia Moenchengladbach and Cologne, who were already assured of promotion.
Former top-flight club Kaiserslautern meanwhile avoided relegation to the third division with a a 3-0 win over Cologne.
Kickers Offenbach, SC Paderborn, Erzgebirge Aue and Carl Zeiss Jena are the four teams relegated.