BVB fans ahead of the Bundesliga match against Mainz. © Horst Mauelshagen/Imago
Who will be the German champion, who will be relegated, who will make it into the European Cup? In the Bundesliga, the final decisions will be made on Matchday 34. The Conference Ticker.
Munich – On Saturday afternoon (kick-off at 15.30 CET), the last and 34th matchday of the Bundesliga is on the agenda. The championship is more exciting than it has been for a long time. Borussia Dortmund go into the long-distance duel with FC Bayern Munich with a two-point lead. And also in the fight for Europe and against relegation, the decisions could literally be made at the last minute.
Klopp interferes in title race between BVB and FC Bayern
BVB are very close to their big goal of becoming German champions for the first time since 2012. Should Borussia win the home game against Mainz at Signal Iduna Park, the trophy is safe. In the event of a blunder, however, FC Bayern could still pass with a win in Cologne.
Thomas Müller has already made himself unpopular with a nasty trick before the championship final and is building up maximum pressure on BVB. He had read that the whole city, "I think 200,000 to 400,000 fans would be expected at a championship celebration. I'll put it this way: To meet the expectations of so many people, you have to get that right with a wide cross on the pitch. If the whole Dortmund South wants to win, you have to withstand it as a player." Even ex-BVB coach Jürgen Klopp is getting involved in the title race and is "a bit nervous".
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The Mainz team could tip the scales in the championship race. The Rheinhessen defeated the Bavarians a few weeks ago. Will they be able to do the same against BVB this time? However, FSV have to play away in Dortmund. Ex-Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel is hoping for help.
But the battle for Europe also promises pure excitement. Union Berlin (against Bremen) and Freiburg (in Frankfurt) are level on points and are fighting for the last place in the Champions League. Leverkusen (in Bochum) and Wolfsburg (against relegated Hertha) are dueling for sixth place, while the Werkself are in a better position with a one-point lead. With a three-point deficit, Eintracht Frankfurt only has outsider chances.
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In the relegation battle, a heart-stopping final awaits the fans. Augsburg (34 points) has the best chance of staying in the league in 14th place, followed by Stuttgart (32), Bochum (32) and Schalke (31). Hertha BSC was relegated at the last minute last week. In our conference ticker on Saturday, from 15.30 CET, you won't miss any highlights from the last Bundesliga matchday. (ck)