Leverkusen secure safety on last day

May 24, 2003
By Patrick Vignal
BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) - Bayer Leverkusen escaped relegation and VfB Stuttgart secured a Champions League spot in an eventful final Bundesliga programme on Saturday.

A first-half goal from Turkey midfielder Yildiray Basturk presented Leverkusen with a 1-0 victory at relegated Nuremberg and enabled last season's runners-up to hold on to 15th place in the 18-strong league - the first safe spot.

VfB Stuttgart climbed one spot to second with a 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg to gain ...

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