Bundesliga, last day of play: These decisions are still pending

The most important question in the Bundesliga is beautiful answered since matchday 31: The championship title goes to the tenth time in a row FC Bayern Munich. Already last Sunday, the Munich team received after their final home game of the season against VfB Stuttgart (2:2) the shell. In the struggle for places in the European Cup and in the relegation battle, on Saturday, when the matches of the 34th match day are all played in parallel from 3.30 p.m. (live with Sky Ticket see / [Anzeige]) to be held, but decisions are still open. Of the SPORTBUZZER, the sports portal of the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND), provides an overview of which club is still at stake on the 34th matchday.


Bundesliga: Who can still qualify for the Champions League?

Three of at least four German participants in the upcoming Champions League season have already been determined: in addition to champions Bayern, Borussia Dortmund will also play as runners-up and Bayer Leverkusen as a safe third in the “premier class”. Fourth place is shared between DFB Cup finalists RB Leipzig (57 points) and SC Freiburg (55) on Saturday. Thanks to the significantly better goal difference, RB already have a draw at Arminia Bielefeld, while Freiburg definitely need a win in Leverkusen to be able to overtake the Saxons.

Bundesliga: Who is moving to the Europa League/Conference League?

In addition to the DFB Cup winners, RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg on May 21st in the Berlin Olympic Stadium determine, the Bundesliga provides another participant in the Europa League. If the cup winners have already qualified for the Champions League as fourth in the Bundesliga, those in fifth and sixth in the Bundesliga would take part in the Europa League group stage. In any case, seventh place this season is enough for participation in the play-offs for the Conference League, because the cup winner will secure a European starting place through the league – either fourth or fifth.

Worst-case scenario for Freiburg would be seventh place. That could happen if the Black Forest club (55, goal difference plus 13) loses significantly in Leverkusen and at the same time 1. FC Köln (52, plus 4) wins big at VfB Stuttgart. Then Cologne and Union Berlin would be in the Europa League – if Freiburg does not win the cup. The Berliners will play against VfL Bochum on Saturday. If Cologne does not win, Union (54, plus 5) is already enough for a draw. FC, on the other hand, has to win in Stuttgart to have a chance at the Europa League.

This is what the relegation battle in the Bundesliga looks like

SpVgg Greuther is already bottom of the table as the first descent. Arminia Bielefeld is penultimate with three points fewer (27) than VfB Stuttgart on the relegation place. East Westphalia (minus 26) also have a clearly worse goal difference than Swabia (minus 19). So Bielefeld needs a clear win against Leipzig with a clear Stuttgart defeat against Cologne at the same time in order to avert a direct transition to the 2nd division. Direct relegation is no longer achievable for Arminia with six points behind Hertha BSC (15th place), but it is for VfB. Coach Pellegrino Matarazzo’s team has to win against Cologne and at the same time hope for a Hertha bankruptcy in Dortmund. But since Stuttgart has three points fewer than the capital club, a draw is by no means enough for VfB. After all: When it comes to goal difference, Stuttgart is clearly better than Felix Magath’s team (minus 33).

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