Jamilu Collins’ club Paderborn have earned promotion to the Bundesliga despite losing 3-1 to Dynamo Dresden on Sunday.
Steffen Baumgart’s side knew that a point would be enough to clinch second place in the log behind the already promoted FC Cologne and they managed to achieve just that after closest challengers, Union Berlin could only secure a 2-2 draw at VFL Bochum.
8 - @SCPaderborn07 are the 8th team to secure two promotions in a row from the third flight to the @Bundesliga_EN and the first since Darmstadt in 2014-15. Fairytale. #SGDSCP pic.twitter.com/G1Lwcg0HPD— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) May 19, 2019
Philipp Klement gave Paderborn the lead after 10 minutes but Baris Atik’s treble condemned the visitors to their ninth defeat of the season.