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SV Darmstadt 98 secure fairytale Bundesliga return with St Pauli victory

SV Darmstadt 98 win automatic promotion back to the Bundesliga after a 33-year absence following a 1-0 win over St Pauli in their final game.

SV Darmstadt 98 edged out St Pauli 1-0 on Sunday to win automatic promotion into the Bundesliga after a 33-year absence.

Dirk Schuster's side welcomed relegation-threatened St Pauli to Stadion am Bollenfalltor knowing that victory would see them book a return to the top flight.

Tobias Kempe's 30-yard free kick after 71 minutes proved enough as Darmstadt, who earned promotion from the third tier last season, secured a fairytale finish to the season.

They finished second behind Ingolstadt, while results elsewhere ensured that St Pauli, whose fate hung in the balance prior to kickoff, survived.

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