Bayern Munich’s domestic dominance was already confirmed for at least one more season, but Bundesliga business remained frantic until the final ball of the campaign was kicked in Week 34.
Both Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen were victorious on the final matchday, meaning the former took the fourth and final UEFA Champions League spot at the expense of Peter Bosz’s side, who paid the price for winning only two of their last five league games.
They instead go through to the UEFA Europa League group stage alongside Hoffenheim, who hammered Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on the last day to take sixth ahead of Wolfsburg:
Bundesliga Champions League Qualifiers
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Borussia Monchengladbach
Bundesliga Europa League Qualifiers
Bayer Leverkusen, TSG Hoffenheim, VFL Wolfsburg (Europa League play-off)
Who was relegated from the Bundesliga?
Paderborn, Fortuna Dusseldorf
At the other end of the table, Fortuna sealed their fate in automatic relegation after losing 3-0 at Union Berlin. They’ll join Paderborn in the 2. Bundesliga next season after failing to salvage their place in the top tier.
Who will play in the Bundesliga Relegation Play-off?
Werder Bremen and Heidenheim
Dusseldorf came in one point below Werder Bremen, who will battle for Bundesliga survival in a relegation play-off against Heidenheim after demolishing Cologne 6-1, with United States star Josh Sargent completing the route with a cheeky chip:
Bremen will host the first leg of the relegation play-off showdown at the Weser-Stadion on July 2, with the return fixture to take place on July 6.
Bundesliga Week 34 Results
Wolfsburg 0-4 Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund 0-4 Hoffenheim
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 Hertha Berlin
Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Mainz
Augsburg 1-2 RB Leipzig
Werder Bremen 6-1 Cologne
Freiburg 4-0 Schalke
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 Paderborn
Union Berlin 3-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf
The Wolves’ woeful home form continued as they were dismantled 4-0 at the Volkswagen Arena by champions Bayern. Wolfsburg’s 2020-21 campaign will now begin that much sooner than the competition as they qualify for the Europa League’s third qualifying round, with Michael Cuisance scoring a belter in only his third league start since moving from Monchengladbach last year:
The 20-year-old scored alongside Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski, who finishes on 34 league goals and claims the Bundesliga top-scorer award for a fifth time.
Dortmund looked like title challengers not long ago but finished a distant 13 points behind in second after losing two of their last three games. Andrej Kramaric scored all four for the visitors—two either side of half-time—in Saturday’s embarrassing home defeat:
Leipzig finished third to take the remaining Champions League spot after they won away to Augsburg, where Timo Werner signed off his account for the club with one last brace:
It’s been confirmed Werner will join Chelsea in July after completing a medical with the Blues, and the Stuttgart native summed up what it meant to end his four-year stay on a high note: