Bundesliga ended today, with all nine games concluding around 5:30 pm local time. Bayern Munich defended the crown, but that was already known. What was an enigma before this round, was the final order at the bottom and in the upper part of the standings.
The most interesting fights were for the fourth place and the Champions League ticket, and the battle for the playout which allows the chance for staying in the league.
Monchengladbach in the UCL
The last round saw Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen fighting for that last place in the standings, which leads to the most attractive competition in Europe.
And in the end, Borussia earned the ticket for the UCL. Monch was better than Hertha Berlin at home, beating the Old Lady from Germany’s capital with 2-1.
Jonas Hofmann and Breel Embolo scored for the hosts, while on the other side, Vedad Ibisevic scored the goal for Berliners in the first minute of the stoppage time, when everything appeared already over.
On the other side, Bayer was better than Mainz in Leverkusen with 1-0. It was Kevin Volland who scored the only goal in the second minute, posting the final score. In the meantime, we saw several disallowed goals on both sides, but truth to be told that Bayer was a better side in this event.
Werder Survived, Fortuna Dusseldorf Sufferers Relegation
Werder was more than confident at home, where River Islanders trashed FC Koln with 6-1. It was a rhapsody of the boys in green who showed arguably the best performance in the last year or two.
Oasko with two, Rashica, Fullkrug, Klaassen, and Sargent with one goal each made this afternoon splendid for Werder’s fans.
On the other side of Germany, Union Berlin smashed Fortuna with 3-0 and sent the team from Dusseldorf to the second tier. They would post just one win since the restart, and that eventually cost them the Bundesliga status. Ujah, Gentner, and Abdullahi were the scorers for Union.
They were one point away from playout, but now Werder took over that spot and is getting ready to meet either Heidenheim or Hamburger, who will fight for that third spot in Zweite. This matchup is about to take place in July.
Dortmund Humiliated at Home
The Millionaires didn’t have anything to play for in this event, but for sure nobody expected to see them getting dragged around the place. Hoffenheim led by fantastic Andrej Kramaric, who scored four goals, won 0-4 and secured direct passage to the Europa League.
Several players were missing in Borussia’s lineup, but this slap in the face was something rarely seen at Signal-Iduna Park.
In other matches, Bayern Munich finished its season triumphantly, defeating Wolfsburg on the road, 0-4. The same result was in the game between Freiburg and Schalke, where Zebra’s rolled over the guests from Gelsenkirchen.
And finally, Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Paderborn with 3-2.
In the end, to summarize, Bayern is the champion, Dortmund, Monch, and Red Bull are heading to the Champions League. At the same time, on the other side, we have Paderborn and Dusseldorf relegated with Werder in the playout.