Title race and relegation battle at a glance

The Bundesliga season is in the final sprint. Who has the lowest hurdles on the way to the championship? Who can hope for Europe? How difficult will it be for the Keller quintet in the home straight of the season? The rest of the program at a glance.

The Bundesliga is entering the final sprint with rapid steps. There are still nine matchdays to play. A lot has changed again after the 25th matchday, both at the top of the table and at the bottom of the table. The SPORTBUZZER, the sports portal of the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND), gives an overview of the rest of the program of the teams that are playing for the championship title, that want to find their way to Europe and those that are fighting to stay in the German upper house.

fight for the championship

For a long time it looked like a multi-fight for the German championship. However, crystallized in the past few weeks two clear favourites out: The FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. BVB is still unbeaten in the league in 2023. Has shaken off the Champions League defeat against Chelsea (1: 2) and the damper in the district derby against Schalke 04 (2: 2) and conquered the lead in the table in an impressive manner against 1. FC Köln (6: 1). Bayern suffered a setback at Bayer Leverkusen (1-2) and are now under pressure in a direct duel against Westphalia on April 1, 2023.

Borussia Dortmund – 1st – 53 points – 55:31 goals (+24)

April 1: FC Bayern Munich (A); April 8: Union Berlin (H); April 15: VfB Stuttgart (A); April 22: Eintracht Frankfurt (H); April 28: VfL Bochum (A); May 7: VfL Wolfsburg (H); May 13: Borussia Mönchengladbach (H); May 21: FC Augsburg (A); May 27: FSV Mainz 05 (H)

Bayern Munich – 2nd – 52 points – 72:27 goals (+45)

April 1: Borussia Dortmund (H); April 8: SC Freiburg (A); April 15: TSG Hoffenheim (H); April 22: FSV Mainz 05 (A); April 30: Hertha BSC (H); May 6: Werder Bremen (A); May 13: FC Schalke 04 (H); May 20: RB Leipzig (H); 27 May: 1.FC Cologne (A)

battle for Europe

In addition to the two master candidates, seven other teams are fighting for the places that entitle them to take part in the European competitions. The third and fourth places, which are currently occupied by Union Berlin and SC Freiburg, allow the teams in the coming season in the Champions League to participate. The fifth-placed starts in the Europa Leaguethe sixth-place finisher gets the opportunity to compete in the Europa-Conference-League-Playoffs to qualify for the group stage. If the winner of the DFB-Pokal is in the top six in the final table, the sixth-placed team takes part in the Europa League, while the seventh-placed team gets to play in the Europa Conference League play-offs.

Union Berlin – 3rd – 48 points – 38:28 goals (+10)

1 April: VfB Stuttgart (H); April 8: Borussia Dortmund (A); April 16: VfL Bochum (H); April 23: Borussia Monchengladbach (A); April 29: Bayer Leverkusen (H); May 6: FC Augsburg (A); May 13: SC Freiburg (H); May 20: TSG Hoffenheim (A); May 27: Werder Bremen (H)

SC Freiburg – 4th – 46 points – 38:34 goals (+4)

April 1: Hertha BSC (H); April 8: Bayern Munich (H); April 16: Werder Bremen (A); April 23: FC Schalke 04 (H); April 29: 1.FC Cologne (A); May 6: RB Leipzig (H); May 13: Union Berlin (A); May 19: VfL Wolfsburg (H); May 27: Eintracht Frankfurt (A)

RB Leipzig – 5th – 45 points – 49:30 goals (+19)

April 1: FSV Mainz 05 (H); April 8: Hertha BSC (A); April 15: FC Augsburg (H); April 23: Bayer Leverkusen (A); April 29: TSG Hoffenheim (H); May 6: SC Freiburg (A); May 14: Werder Bremen (H); May 20: FC Bayern Munich (A); May 27: FC Schalke 04 (H)

Eintracht Frankfurt – 6th – 40 points – 46:36 goals (+10)

March 31: VfL Bochum (H); April 8: Bayer Leverkusen (A); April 15: Borussia Mönchengladbach (H); April 22: Borussia Dortmund (A); April 29: FC Augsburg (H); May 6: TSG Hoffenheim (A); May 13: FSV Mainz 05 (H); May 20: FC Schalke 04 (A); May 27: SC Freiburg (H)

VfL Wolfsburg – 7th – 38 points – 44:32 goals (+12)

April 1: FC Augsburg (H); April 9: Borussia Monchengladbach (A); April 16: Bayer Leverkusen (H); 22 April: VfL Bochum (A); April 30: FSV Mainz 05 (H); May 7: Borussia Dortmund (A); May 13: TSG Hoffenheim (H); May 19: SC Freiburg (A); May 27: Hertha BSC (H)

Bayer Leverkusen – 8th – 37 points – 45:40 goals (+5)

1 April: FC Schalke 04 (A); April 8: Eintracht Frankfurt (H); April 16: VfL Wolfsburg (A); April 23: RB Leipzig (H); April 29: Union Berlin (A); May 7: 1.FC Cologne (H); May 14: VfB Stuttgart (A); May 21: Borussia Mönchengladbach (H); 27 May: VfL Bochum (A)

FSV Mainz 05 – 9th – 37 points – 40:36 goals (+4)

April 1: RB Leipzig (A); April 8: Werder Bremen (H); April 15: 1. FC Cologne (A); April 22: FC Bayern Munich (H); April 30: VfL Wolfsburg (A); May 5: FC Schalke 04 (H); May 13: Eintracht Frankfurt (A); May 21: VfB Stuttgart (H); May 27: Borussia Dortmund (A)

fight for the league

All in all, we’ll probably still be fighting until the end of the season five teams against Bundesliga relegation. Between the table-14. VfL Bochum and bottom of the table VfB Stuttgart are five points away, so all teams have a realistic chance of staying up in the league. At the same time, everyone is still threatened with relegation or even a direct transition to the 2nd Bundesliga.

VfL Bochum – 14th – 25 points – 27:56 goals (-29)

March 31: Eintracht Frankfurt (A); 9 April: VfB Stuttgart (H); April 16: Union Berlin (A); 22 April: VfL Wolfsburg (H); April 28: Borussia Dortmund (H); May 6: Borussia Mönchengladbach (A); May 13: FC Augsburg (H); May 20: Hertha BSC (A); May 27: Bayer Leverkusen (H)

TSG Hoffenheim – 15th – 22 points – 33:45 goals (-12)

2 April: Werder Bremen (A); April 9: FC Schalke 04 (H); April 15: Bayern Munich (A); 22 April: 1.FC Cologne (H); April 29: RB Leipzig (A); May 6: Eintracht Frankfurt (H); May 13: VfL Wolfsburg (A); May 20: Union Berlin (H); May 27: VfB Stuttgart (A)

Hertha BSC – 16th – 21 points – 30:48 goals (-18)

April 1: SC Freiburg (A); April 8: RB Leipzig (H); April 14: FC Schalke 04 (A); April 22: Werder Bremen (H); April 30: Bayern Munich (A); May 6: VfB Stuttgart (H); May 12: 1.FC Cologne (A); May 20: VfL Bochum (H); 27 May: VfL Wolfsburg (A)

FC Schalke 04 – 17th – 21 points – 21:45 goals (-24)

April 1: Bayer Leverkusen (H); April 9: TSG Hoffenheim (A); April 14: Hertha BSC (H); April 23: SC Freiburg (A); April 29: Werder Bremen (H); May 5: FSV Mainz 05 (A); May 13: FC Bayern Munich (A); May 20: Eintracht Frankfurt (H); May 27: RB Leipzig (A)

VfB Stuttgart – 18th – 20 points – 29:42 goals (-13)

April 1: Union Berlin (A); 9 April: VfL Bochum (A); April 15: Borussia Dortmund (H); April 21: FC Augsburg (A); April 29: Borussia Monchengladbach (H); May 6: Hertha BSC (A); May 14: Bayer Leverkusen (H); May 21: FSV Mainz 05; May 27: TSG Hoffenheim (H)