Heartfelt goodbyes, tears of joy and, for VfB Stuttgart in particular, profound sadness at the very real threat of relegation: the tears were flowing across Germany's top two divisions on Matchday 33.

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While SC Freiburg were celebrating promotion to the Bundesliga, the realisation had dawned on the distraught fans and players of Stuttgart that the Traditionsverein could be heading in the opposite direction after their home defeat to 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Meanwhile, Ralph Hasenhüttl presided over his last home game as FC Ingolstadt 04 coach and Martin Stranzl waved a tearful farewell to the Borussia Mönchengladbach home support.

Watch the emotional scenes above.