Soccer-Leipzig hang on to last Champions League spot despite draw


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BIELEFELD, Germany - RB Leipzig scored in added time through Willi Orban to snatch a 1-1 draw at Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday and secure their Champions League berth for next season with a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga as their opponents were relegated.

Leipzig needed at least a point to make sure of a top four finish, but their job was made easier after Freiburg lost 2-1 at Bayer Leverkusen to fall short on the last matchday.

Janni Serra scored for Arminia in the 70th minute, but Orban made sure of a point in stoppage time.

Leipzig join champions Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and third-placed Leverkusen in the Champions League.

Arminia remained in 17th and will join Greuther Fuerth in the second division, while VfB Stuttgart, who finished in 16th place, will go into a relegation playoff.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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