VfL Wolfsburg are the new champions of Germany after a commanding 5-1 last-day victory over Werder Bremen earned them their maiden Bundesliga crown, with FC Bayern München obliged to settle for second spot.
Two points clear ahead of their match against the UEFA Cup runners-up and enjoying a healthily superior goal difference, Felix Magath's side knew a draw would more than likely suffice, but they went about their task with unwavering focus and were in front through Zvjezdan Misimović after just five minutes. Bundesliga top scorer Grafite then weighed in ten minutes later and although Diego responded for Bremen five minutes after a Sebastian Prödl (26) own goal, Grafite (56) headed his 28th of the season and Edin Džeko (74) his 26th to allow Wolfsburg to lift the league trophy following a performance worthy of champions.
Had they lost, Bayern would now be celebrating as they defeated VfB Stuttgart 2-1. A Khalid Boulahrouz own goal (15) and Mark van Bommel's strike on the hour mark condemned the visitors to their first loss in ten matches, however they still held on to third place and will enter the UEFA Champions League in the play-off round next season because Hertha BSC Berlin, in fourth, succumbed 4-0 at Karlsruher SC.
The UEFA Europa League play-off awaits Hertha as a result, while Hamburger SV will enter that competition in the third qualifying round after Piotr Trochowski's last-minute decider gave them a 3-2 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt. That lifted HSV above BV Borussia Dortmund, who could only draw 1-1 at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach.
At the bottom, Karlsruhe's victory was not enough to stave off relegation and they will be joined in the second tier next term by DSC Arminia Bielefeld, following their 2-2 stalemate with Hannover 96. FC Energie Cottbus triumphed 3-0 over Bayer 04 Leverkusen and face a play-off with the team that finishes third in the 2. Bundesliga. Elsewhere, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim earned themselves a late 3-2 success at FC Schalke 04 while 1. FC Köln and VfL Bochum 1848 drew 1-1.
source : uefa.com