BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany (AP) — Wolfsburg clinched Bundesliga survival by beating Eintracht Braunschweig 1-0, giving the side a 2-0 victory on aggregate in their relegation-promotion playoff on Monday.
Vieirinha’s powerful strike after the break gave the visiting side a comfortable cushion, after Mario Gomez gave Wolfsburg a 1-0 win at home in the first leg.
“We achieved the absolute minimum. I can understand the players’ relief, but it’s not a success,” said Andries Jonker, Wolfsburg’s third coach of the season.
The Volkswagen-backed club was forced into the playoff after finishing third from bottom in the Bundesliga. It was the side’s lowest position since gaining promotion to the top flight in 1997.
Braunschweig, which was third in Germany’s second division, was bidding to return to the…