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Haaland and Lewandowski ‘say goodbye’ to Germany amid relegation riot (VIDEO) – RT Sport News


The Bundesliga’s top two strikers appear to be leaving as Stuttgart have secured their survival in spectacular fashion

Both Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski appeared to say goodbye to German football fans as pandemonium struck in Stuttgart when they beat relegation with a 92nd-minute winner.

On the final day of the Bundesliga season, Haaland played his final game for Borussia Dortmund who this week sold him for £51million ($62.5million) after Premier League leaders Manchester City, have activated his release clause.

The Norwegian goalscoring machine received a guard of honor from his teammates and a bouquet of flowers alongside other departing stars, including Brazilian whizzkid Reinier, back at Real Madrid, and Axel Witsel.

Leaving them with a 68th-minute penalty, which was his 62nd strike in 67 appearances in the German top flight, Haaland said goodbye to the yellow wall in the Westfalenstadion stands and also thanked them on Twitter alongside his now former club.

“It’s just an honor to wear this shirt,” wrote the 21-year-old.

“TO [Dortmund]I had some memorable times, [and] met some special people, not to mention a fan base that has always been our extra man on the pitch. The yellow wall is really amazing. I will never forget any of this! Thank you all!” Haaland signed.

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski’s future is less determined at the moment.

On Saturday morning, Sport in Catalonia reported that the Poland international had turned down an extension to his current contract which expires in June next year and had told his club he wanted to leave despite interest from Barcelona.

Before the Bavarians faced Wolfsburg, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed exactly that but denied that Barca had made a bid for the veteran.

Scoring in the 40th minute of the 2-2 draw, which was his 50th goal of the season, Lewandowski surrendered to the Bayern fans at full time and gave them what some saw as a possible farewell.

Putting her hand on her heart, ‘Lewa’ even shed a few tears.

“It’s very possible that this will be my last game for Bayern” the leader confessed to Robert Via Play Sport of his native country after the match.

“I can’t say that 100%, but maybe it’s [my last game]. We want to find the best solution for me and for the club.” he added.

For Sky, Lewandowski insisted: “I will not sign a new contract. We have to find the best solution for both parties. I told the club that if an offer comes in, we have to think about it – also for the club.”

Five hours south of Stuttgart, pandemonium erupted as the home side beat relegation to death.

Drawing 1-1 with seventh-placed Cologne until added time, the home side secured three points with a 92nd-minute winner that kept them on goal difference and doomed Hertha Berlin to the football of second level.

Wataru Endo was the hero of the hour and admitted he had “never felt like this moment” after fans stormed the grounds of the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

“Because Dortmund scored in the last five minutes, I think” he explained. “Dortmund scored in the last five minutes and won. We scored in the last two minutes – I scored.”

“I can’t believe this,” finished the Japanese defensive midfielder.

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