Bundesliga Relegation Play-Off: Stats and facts you need to know

Bundesliga Relegation Play-Off: Stats and facts
BREMEN, GERMANY - JULY 02: Players of FC Heidenheim enters the pitch prior to the Bundesliga playoff first leg match between Werder Bremen and 1. FC Heidenheim at Wohninvest Weserstadion on July 02, 2020 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images)

As the Bundesliga prepares for the last team that will be joining Arminia Bielefield  and VfB Stuttgart in Germany’s top-flight league for the 2020/21 season,

Here are the Bundesliga Relegation Play-Off: Stats and facts you need to know.

  • 1. FC Heidenheim has kept 17 clean sheets so far in their 37 competitive appearances this season.
  • After hitting six on the last Matchday against 1. FC Köln, SV Werder Bremen were held by Heidenheim, with the home side only able to register one shot on target.
  • Niklas Moisander received the third red card of his Bremen career (after a second bookable offense) and will, therefore, miss the second leg in Heidenheim.
  • Kevin Sessa, 19, made his first start for Heidenheim in the club’s biggest game to date, making just his third appearance for the club.
  • Heidenheim’s coach Frank Schmidt is the longest-serving head coach in Germany’s top two divisions, having taken charge of the side in September 2007.
  • Heidenheim midfielder Niklas Dorsch is an FC Bayern München academy graduate and even made one first-team appearance for Germany’s most decorated team, starting (and scoring) in a 4-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 32 of the 2017/18 season.
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