Bundesliga Final Day: Races for 4th & 17th

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After 268 days, the 1.Bundesliga regular season comes to a climax today as all eighteen teams are in action this afternoon, with Hamburg and Leverkusen competing for second, while there’s a three-way race to claim the fourth Champions League spot.

The top seven all know they’ll be playing continental football next season, but should Schalke slip-up then Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg could snatch fourth. Due to a large goal difference gulf, Freiburg can’t finish higher than fifth, and will play in the Europa League come the autumn.

At the other end, Augsburg are chasing Hertha Berlin to escape the bottom two, with Hertha needing just a point to avoid the automatic drop to the second-tier. Mid-table, there are four sides looking for a win to finish in the top-half, with Stuttgart currently leading that pack.

Hoffenheim will give a guard of honour to champions Borussia Dortmund, in a match which will be officiated by Marco Fritz from Stuttgart, who was named as the German Referee of the Season this week for consistently performing at the highest standard.

 BUNDESLIGA, MATCHDAY 34/34:
  
  Sunday 17 May

                   AUGSBURG   -   BAYER LEVERKUSEN
              BAYERN MUNICH   -   BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH
         FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF   -   VFL WOLFSBURG
        EINTRACHT FRANKFURT   -   VFB STUTTGART
                SC FREIBURG   -   HANNOVER
              HERTHA BERLIN   -   FC NÜRNBERG
             TSG HOFFENHEIM   -   BORUSSIA DORTMUND
                  FSV MAINZ   -   HAMBURGER SV
                    SCHALKE   -   WERDER BREMEN

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