- Decision day
Its the last week of the Bundesliga and many teams will not have much to play for. BVB for instance has second guaranteed. The league winner is already decided as are the bottom 3. However Werder And Dusseldorf still are competing for the lone playoff relegation spot. Fortuna is up 2 points on Bremen so Fortuna would have to lose to Union Berlin and Bremen would have to win against Koln for them to switch places.
In the top 4 race only Bayer and BMG are still competing for the 4th spot. Leipzig has 63 points, BMG 62 points and Leverkusen 60 points. Leipzig can be passed my BMG on points if BMG win but if Bayer win and Leipzig lose then their equal points will be decided by Leipzig’s massive goal difference.
As for Europa league qualification, that will be a interesting race. 5th will go to either BMG or Bayer but 6th and 7th are currently tied on pints. Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim need to each out perform each other or if they are level on points at the end of the matchday, Wolfsburg will go through on goal difference. Wolfsburg play league champs Bayern and Hoffenheim play us. With us and Bayern nothing to play for but pride I wonder how this will effect how Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim play their matches.
- Witsel statements
Axel Witsel had some interesting things to say in a interview with magazine sport1 today. The whole interview is quite good, Axel clearly is a well spoken man. Among the things he said, he defended manager Luicen Favre even saying “Leaders or reservists - I am convinced that you would hardly find anyone in the entire team who has doubts about their football skills!”. With rumors swirling about BVB and Favre’s future its good to see that the a leader on the team is willing to back up the manager. He also spoke on the team wearing anti-racism shirts after the murder of George Floyd, saying” Any message that draws attention to grievances is good news. So I was very happy with them, just like everyone else who took part in the protest against racism in one way or another; but also with the reaction of the associations not to sanction this in a narrow-minded manner. Because the topic as a whole is far too important.”
I recommend reading this interview. Witsel has a great understanding of the game and gives a great insight into how the team has handled the season and our last game vs Bayern.
Daily Buzz: Any other matches you are looking forward to watching on the last day of the season?