Bundesliga - Leverkusen clinch Champions League place, drama for Bremen

Bayer Leverkusen made sure of a top-three Bundesliga finish and a place in next season's Champions League group stage with a 2-0 win at Nuremberg on Saturday.

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Bayer Leverkusen players celebrate (AFP)

Werder Bremen's troubles continued as they squandered a two-goal lead in the last five minutes and were held 2-2 at home by Hoffenheim in a relegation battle.

Aaron Hunt converted a penalty awarded after only 25 seconds and Kevin de Bruyne made it 2-0 in less than half an hour for 14th-placed Bremen, only for two late goals from Sven Schipplock to stun the home crowd.

Greuther Fuerth, already relegated, won 2-0 at VfB Stuttgart. Hanover 96 and Mainz 05 drew 2-2 and fifth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt beat Fortuna Duesseldorf 3-1.

Champions Bayern Munich were at home to second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the evening match, only three weeks before they meet in the Champions League final at Wembley.

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