Berlin (dpa) – Bayern Munich is the champion, Borussia Dortmund also plays in the Champions League and SpVgg Greuther Fürth is relegated: two games before the end of the Bundesliga, three decisions have already been made.
But there is still tension in the battle against relegation and over the European Cup positions. But other issues are also at play ahead of Round 33.
Now Felix Magath wants to clear everything up. Beating FSV Mainz 05 and Quälix becomes Jubelix, the savior of Hertha, which is difficult to save for some. The fact that the capital club could do it alone on the penultimate day of the match is already a remarkable achievement for the 68-year-old, who only took over as Hertha coach in mid-March and celebrated two victories. One draw in the last three matches. On the other hand, in Stuttgart, hope for a direct rescue waned significantly. The new target is landing. If Arminia Bielefeld wins at VfL Bochum on Friday, it will also be difficult for VfB to do so. Then Stuttgart will take 17th place in the table on Sunday. At Bayern Munich – who certainly don’t want to let the trophy hand over spoil it.
The race for the European Cup places:
At 1. FC Köln, dreams of participating in the European Cup are ripening for the first time since 2017. Prior to the last two games against VfL Wolfsburg and VfB Stuttgart, coach Steffen Baumgart’s side climbed to sixth place. Immediately behind 1. FC Union Berlin. Irons want to go back to Europe. Like this season in the conference league. But I would prefer to go with a bigger size in the Europa League. The fact that the last away game of the season is against the Champions League hopefuls SC Freiburg gives this game the title: The Surprising Team Duel. The people of Bresgau will definitely play internationally next season. The same applies to RB Leipzig, the Freiburg Football Cup final contender. The only question is where. On their own, the Saxons could no longer reach the Champions League, which was announced as the goal of the season, even if they beat FC Augsburg and Armenia Bielefeld.
Bavaria to Ibiza:
There is still controversy in Munich over the trip to Ibiza by the majority of Bayern professionals after the embarrassing 1:3 in Mainz. The champions are on probation – and they urgently need to do something to improve their image in the return leg against relegation-threatened VFB Stuttgart on Sunday (5:30pm). Striker Thomas Muller, who prematurely extended his contract until 2024 at the start of the week and thus caused positive news, is running with new shirts. The motive must be right again this time: after the match, the Bayern Munich professionals will be awarded the Championship Trophy at the Allianz Arena. Captain Manuel Neuer & Co. wants to enjoy the party, which has been popular since 2013, in a good mood in front of his fans.
Borussia Dortmund have strengthened their defense with SC’s Nico Schlutterbeek, and now it seems that the second in the Bundesliga wants to improve their attacking line. It is alleged that Argentine striker Paulo Dybala of Juventus Turin is against Borussia. The 28-year-old could replace Erling Haaland should he leave Dortmund. On the other hand, it seems that the champion Bayern Munich is suffering from a shortage of signing Moroccan right-back Nossair Mazraoui from Ajax Amsterdam. Meanwhile, SC Freiburg reacted to Schlutterbeek’s departure and brought in national player Matthias Ginter from Borussia Mönchengladbach as centre-back.
Eintracht Frankfurt once again celebrated a glittering evening in the Europa League and will play Glasgow Rangers in Seville on May 18 for the Europa League title. At the same time, the Bundesliga club is looking for a place at the start in the Champions League. The Europa League winner can start next season in the First Division. Should Frankfurt win the final, there will be a total of eight German football clubs present internationally in 2022/23: five teams in the Champions League, two in the Europa League, and one in the Conference League. This would be a special case because Eintracht did not qualify for the European Cup via the League. Frankfurt had won the semi-final second leg of West Ham United 1-0 (1-0) on Thursday after Hessian’s side had already won the first leg 2-1. On the other hand, RB Leipzig missed reaching the final after winning 1-0 in the first leg with a 3-1 loss in Glasgow.
A weekend full of climb racing! In a tight battle for the Bundesliga, Darmstadt 98 wants to deliver on Friday night. Second place in the second Bundesliga table is required at Fortuna Dusseldorf (6.30pm/sky). Leader FC Schalke 04 welcomes direct rival FC St. Pauli in the first game on Saturday night. Fifth-placed Hamburg, on the other hand, has five points less than Schalke 04 and thus the same number of points as their fourth-placed domestic rival HSV, who plays against Hannover 96. Down-ranked SV Werder Bremen can first look at what the competition is doing . Coach Ole Werner’s side could take a big step towards a return to the First Division on Sunday – by beating FC Erzgebirge Aue, who is already relegated.
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