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maggio 12, 2016 - Red Bull

RB Leipzig promoted to Germany's Bundesliga

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Just seven years after the club was founded, RB Leipzig has been promoted into Germany's top flight Bundesliga after victory against Karlsruhe on Sunday.

A second-half strike from #emilforsberg and a late own goal gave Leipzig a 2-0 victory at the Red Bull Arena on Sunday to guarantee they could not be caught in second place.

The win sees them promoted alongside champions Freiburg just seven seasons after the club was founded and in that time moving up from the fifth division of German soccer to the pinnacle.

It was a tense atmosphere as over 42,000 fans packed the stadium knowing that a defeat could be pounced upon by third-placed Nuremburg who could overtake them with victory in their final two matches.

But Swedish striker Forsberg calmed the nerves with a goal in the 52nd minute and then four minutes from time Karlsruhe goalkeeper Rene Vollath fumbled Marcel Halstenberg's free-kick into his own net.

The result cancelled out Nuremburg's 1-0 victory over St Pauli and sparked wild celebrations among the home fans.

Leipzig wrap up their second division campaign with a trip to Duisberg next Sunday.

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