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.