Stuttgart went in front against Union Berlin. However, their joy was short lived because the referee disallowed the goal after a VAR on-field review. It was disallowed becasue Nico Gonzalez was offside and interfering with the goalkeeper in Aogo's goal. Minutes before, the away fans had shown their disgust with VAR.
Union Berlin defender Marvin Friedrich went from zero to hero and kept his side dreaming of promotion to Germany's top flight as they fought to a 2-2 draw at Stuttgart in the first leg of the Bundesliga relegation play-off.
Stuttgart and Union Berlin cancelled each other out in the opening minutes of the first leg of their Bundesliga promotion/relegation play-off tie. Gentner gave the home side the lead, but Abdullahi levelled the scores seconds after kicking off again.
Wolfsburg face Holstein Kiel in the second leg of their Bundesliga play-off on Monday as they look to ensure they retain their place among German football's elite.
Wolfsburg took a significant stride towards retaining Bundesliga status after beating Holstein Kiel 3-1 in the first leg of their play-off.
Divock Origi scored and set up a goal to help Wolfsburg seal a 3-1 win over battling minnows Holstein Kiel in the Bundesliga relegation play-off, first-leg on Thursday.
Wolfsburg struck the opening blow in their battle to remain in the Bundesliga on Thursday when they defeated neighbours Eintracht Brunswick 1-0 in the first leg of a promotion/relegation play-off.