After the surprising point win at the German champion Bayern Munich, Stuttgart’s German champions director Sven Mislintat also relies on the help of his ex-club Borussia Dortmund in the fight for direct remaining in the Bundesliga.

The BVB will receive VfB competitor Hertha BSC on the last matchday next Saturday. “I am very sure that the Dortmunders will take it seriously,” said Borussia’s former chief scout after the 2-2 of the table-16. in Munich and jokingly added to his BVB past: “I don’t hope that wires still have to glow.” The Dortmund professionals are “absolute German champions people,” said the 49 -year -old Mislintat: “You will give everything and try to win the last game in front of my own audience. I’m not worried.”

The Herthan (33 points) go to the season finale in 15th place with a three -point lead over VfB. The Stuttgarters have a home game against 1. FC Köln and compared to the Berliners the better goal difference. Mislintats calculation goes as follows: “We have to do our homework against Cologne. We need a threesome to put Hertha away in Dortmund.” If Stuttgart and Hertha lose, both clubs exchange places in the table.

coach Matarazzo wants to “not backwards”

VfB trainer Pellegrino Matarazzo also sees the chance to escape the relegation games against the third in the table of the 2nd division – currently Hamburger SV. “If we get three points, Hertha also has to score against Dortmund,” said Matarazzo. If you score against Cologne, you also need to “not look back”. Arminia Bielefeld is three points and seven goals behind VfB in 17th place and could theoretically also move in 16th place.


Central striker Sasa Kalajdzic, who headed the gate to the 2-2 in Munich, rely on “Dortmund’s shooting aid” but also on his own fans. “We will have 60,000 people in the stadium. They will whip us forward,” said the Austrian. In the end, the 2: 2 in Munich could prove to be a big point win: “We have taken a step against a possible relegation to a possible fixed class. If someone can create such a thing, then we are such a surprise bag”, expressed Kalajdzic.