The situation before matchday 32: What for whom in the Bundesliga

At the top is now all of the mathematically clear: FC Bayern is a master, even the next Champions League scorer canon can plan Robert Lewandowski a long time now. Coach Julian Nagelsmann has already announced that it also helps the last three game days to help a few talents at the deployment of deployment. At least one possible goal: The 100 goal mark is still within reach for 92 goals, the self-made Bundesliga record (101, 1971/72) too. In the previous year, the counter stopped at 99.

Certainly qualified for the Champions League is also Borussia Dortmund . And also for the runner -up championship – which had gone to Leipzig in the previous year – there is not much missing: With eight points ahead of the third Leverkusen, two points are enough from the last three appearances, including a guest appearance at relegated Fürth.

Leipzig still has three destinations – Freiburg still three direct duels

Bayer 04 Leverkusen has a firm eye on the Champions League since the weekend. Three points and the significantly better goal difference separate the SEOANE team from Fifth Freiburg – which she meets on matchday 34. A victory in direct duel could be enough for a top four position. However, the sixth Union Berlin and even the seventh 1. FC Köln are still lurking.

The best goal difference after Bayern is currently rb Leipzig . It could still become a trump card in the race for the premier class. After the painful 1: 2 defeat against Union Berlin, two points ahead of Freiburg, four on Union and five in Cologne must be defended for the Saxons. With the opponents Gladbach (A), Augsburg (H) and Bielefeld (A) this works well, but Leipzig has to play a European League semi-final in between-and then the DFB Cup final. As a European League winner, RB would also be safe in the Champions League.

For the SC Freiburg everything is still in the season finale-from Champions League qualification plus DFB Cup victory to nothing. However, the Breisgauer can hardly gamble away from the European Cup in itself: because the lead over the Each Hoffenheim is six points and because seventh place is likely to be enough for the Europa Conference League. With Hoffenheim (A), Union (H) and Leverkusen (A), the SC only plays against direct European competitors.

The 1. FC Union Berlin . In the case of two outstanding home games against Fürth and Bochum (and a guest appearance at Tabelnachbar Freiburg), the iron can hope to “rise” this time from the Europa Conference to the Europa League. In addition to the fifth, the sixth place is likely to be sufficient this season.

for Cologne also speak the opponents – in Hoffenheim it is also about Hoeneß

The 1. FC Köln benefit, who waves the European Cup comeback after five years. After three wins in a row, some FC fans have already calculated what is still missing until fourth place – there are five points, in view of the comparatively weak goal difference (+2), ultimately even six. Places five to seven are more realistic, which – because of the constellation in the DFB Cup final – all have a European Cup ticket. What speaks next to the form for the Baumgart team: with Augsburg (A), Wolfsburg (H) and Stuttgart (A), cellar children are waiting for their fate in the case of VfL and VfB.

The TSG Hoffenheim , still champions League candidate in winter, threatens to gamble the European Cup after the recent misery of six winless games. Even the seventh place is already three points away, and it still goes against Freiburg (h), Leverkusen (h) and Gladbach (A). Sebastian Hoeneß ‘future is also at stake: he is still bound until 2023, and it is considered a unwritten law not to go into a new season with a coach with a leakage contract.

For the table ninth Eintracht Frankfurt , the focus is no longer on the Bundesliga in the final weeks of the season. The big dream is the European League title in front of the semi-finals against West Ham, which would also be rewarded with a place in the Champions League group phase. Is that good news for the last three league opponents Leverkusen (A), Gladbach (h) and Mainz (A)?

eight options for Gladbach – Bochum are still missing two points

The 1. FSV Mainz 05 , the two -worst away team in the league, already has the relegation and no more prospects on Europe, but at the latest after 0: 5 in Wolfsburg, but still make up for something. And as is known, every place in the final table is worth TV money.

This is also the last “hard” goal for Borussia Mönchengladbach on the remaining match days when Leipzig (h), Frankfurt (A) and Hoffenheim (H) are waiting. From eighth to 15th place everything is still possible for the foals – curious, so exactly the palette, which is meaningless.

The VfL Wolfsburg is almost saved. At nine points ahead of the third last Stuttgart, the wolves are already running a point from the games in Stuttgart, Cologne and against Bavaria. The jump into the upper half of the table is still realistic at the end of a turbulent season.

The VfL Bochum is also almost at the goal of relegation – only he would have a completely different status at the promoted one than with the Wolfsburgers. Even if the competition gains consistently, the Bochumers only need a maximum of two points against Dortmund (A), Bielefeld (H) and Union (a). You have not been able to descend directly since the weekend.

Hertha can save himself on matchday 32 – VfB has to look down

In view of the passable goal difference, this also applies to the table-14. FC Augsburg , who can also secure the league remaining on matchday 32. A victory against Cologne would be sufficient – one in Leipzig (33rd) or against Fürth (34th) would alternatively go. Due to the low point distances up, the FCA can also hope for improvements in the TV ranking.

Before the season, the goals were completely different, but if it were over, Hertha BSc would certainly not have any objections. The 2-0 victory against pursuer Stuttgart means: against Bielefeld (a), Mainz (h) and Dortmund (a) at most four points to avert both direct descent and the relegation. If VfB loses against Wolfsburg in parallel, nothing could happen to Berliners with a win in Bielefeld. Then there would also be the two -worst goal difference in the league without consequences.

The VfB Stuttgart is where it was already at the end of the first half of the season: on the relegation place. With four points behind Hertha, outstanding games against Wolfsburg (H), Bavaria (A) and Cologne (h) and the form of Sunday, the Matarazzo-Elf must even look down: Bielefeld only has two points less (but that Clearly worse goal difference). At least four points are still needed to have a mathematical chance of direct relegation at all. It is not good news for VfB that Hertha and Bielefeld meet directly on the 32nd matchday. Both cannot win, but they don’t lose either.

VfL Wolfsburg - Union Berlin | 3-0 | Highlights | Matchday 32 – Bundesliga 2020/21
The weak Arminia has lost again after the coaching change and no longer stayed in the league in his own hands. With a win against Hertha on Saturday, she would suddenly be fully in the race again. There is also an opportunity against Bochum (A) and Leipzig (H) to climb at least to the relegation place.

And the SpVgg Greuther Fürth ? It will leave the Bundesliga again after only one year. In the season finale, the future second division team still offers two opportunities not to say goodbye without an away win. It still goes to Union Berlin and FC Augsburg.