Going into the Easter weekend, there was still a feint chance that BVB might qualify for the Champions League. They needed a result against Frankfurt to stay in contention for fourth place. They failed miserably on that front. It now looks like BVB will limp their way to the end of the season, competing with Bayer Leverkusen for 5th place. It’s not that the seven point difference between BVB and Frankfurt is completely insurmountable. I could definitely see Frankfurt dropping seven points from now until the end of the season. But does anyone really believe Dortmund will win their remaining games to leapfrog The Eagles?
Here are the results from Round 27 of the Bundesliga season:
Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Schalke
Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Mainz 1-1 Arminia Bielefeld
Wolfsburg 1-0 FC Cologne
Augsburg 2-1 Hoffenheim
RB Leipzig 0-1 Bayern Munich
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 SC Freiburg
VfB Stuttgart 1-0 Werder Bremen
Union Berlin 1-1 Hertha Berlin
The Race for the Title (and the Top Four) is Over
If there is any hope of some drama in the final stages of the season, it will have to come from the relegation scrap. Bayern Munich more or less settled the title race by beating RB Leipzig 1-0 at the weekend, and with their 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund, Frankfurt are now seven points clear in 4th. While it is possible that BVB or Bayer Leverkusen catch them, it is highly likely that Bayern, RB Leipzig, Wolfsburg, and Frankfurt will be representing Germany in the Champions League next season.
Still, for the thrill seekers among us, there are still four teams fighting for their place in the Bundesliga next season. Schalke are dead and buried, sitting 15 points away from safety, but Arminia Bielefeld, FC Cologne, Mainz, and Hertha Berlin could all find themselves going straight down, or finishing the season in a playoff against the team in 3rd in the 2. Bundesliga.
That’s something, I guess?
What are you looking forward to for the remainder of the season? Other than it ending... Let us know!