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The Daily Bee (May 28th, 2019): Union Berlin get promoted to the Bundesliga

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Plus BVB meet with Marcus Thuram

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  • BVB met with Marcus Thuram

According to French journalist Bertrand Latour, Marcus Thuram, son of former world class defender Lilian Thuram, met with Borussia Dortmund officials yesterday in Paris. The 21-year old can play on both wings and at striker and scored 13 goals in 38 games across all competitions for EA Guingamp.

  • Union Berlin is in the Bundesliga

Union Berlin have been promoted to the Bundesliga thanks to their 0:0 draw against VfB Stuttgart at home after their 2:2 draw in Stuttgart a few days ago. They will be the 56th team in the Bundesliga history.

For VfB Stuttgart this caps of a horrendous season. They will now join HSV, Hannover 96 and 1.FC Nürnberg in the 2.Bundesliga which promises to be an incredible race for the promotion spots.

  • Bundesliga transfers

SC Freiburg: Christian Streich’s team has signed Gian-Luca Itter from VfL Wolfsburg. The 20-year old left back had a release clause in his contract that allowed him to leave and he hopes this move can help his development.

Mainz 05: Mainz has signed left back Jonathan Meier from Bayern Munich’s academy. The club paid 1.2€ million for the young talented player and they hope he can eventually develop into a starter.

Schalke 04: Bernard Tekpetey has returned to Schalke after just one year with SC Paderborn. The young winger (21) was one of Paderborn’s best players in the 2.Bundesliga and played a big part in the clubs promotion to the Bundesliga. Paderborn did buy Tekpetey last year but Schalke had a buy-back clause that they activated now.

  • BVB’s Champions League triumph

On this day 22 years ago Borussia Dortmund defeated Juventus 3:1 to win the Champions League! A historic day for BVB that hopefully can get repeated at some point in the future.