Paderborn, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Wolfsburg used a pair of goals from Bas Dost to notch a 3-1 win at Paderborn on Sunday, clinching a spot in the top three for Dieter Hecking's team.
The result means that Wolfsburg is headed for the Champions League group stage next season, while Paderborn's relegation fears have deepened with the club remaining in the bottom two.
Timm Klose scored his first goal for Wolfsburg in the 16th minute before Dost doubled the advantage nine minutes later.
Dost scored again in the 82nd minute to make it 3-0, while Lukas Rupp managed a late consolation tally for the hosts, who are in the bottom two on goal difference.
Rupp squandered a great chance to give his team an early lead when he was left alone with goalkeeper Diego Benaglio but managed to fire wide of the net.
The miss was punished a few minutes later by Klose as he headed home a corner kick to put the visitors in front.
Dost then scored from close range after being picked out by Ivan Perisic with a nice pass, leaving the hosts 2-0 down 25 minutes into the contest.
Paderborn was unable to muster much in attack and Dost killed off the match in the 82nd when he scored on the rebound after Maximilian Arnold's shot was parried.
Rupp's late goal offered little relief for Paderborn, which sits only one point above last-place Stuttgart.
Sunday's other match saw Cologne claim a 2-0 win over Schalke behind goals from Marcel Risse and Yannick Gerhardt to drop Schalke into sixth place.