The Bundesliga returns next weekend, and the eyes of European football fans will be on the German League. The top two tiers are back, meaning we’ll have plenty of football for the first time in what feels like a year.
We will be posting season so far guides to each Bundesliga team. But first we are going to take a look at the season so far.
Bayern Munich have reclaimed top spot despite the lead being exchanged multiple times. Borussia Fortmund, RB Leipzig, and Borussia (ctrl+z) all found themselves in pole position during the season. Bayern tend to be favorites for the crown. Munich are looking for their 8th consecutive title.
The top 4 qualify automatically for the Champions League group stage. 5th place Bayer Leverkusen are on course to get into the Europa League group stage. 6th place will go into the Europa League second qualifying round, with plenty of teams still in contention.
The bottom 2 will be relegated automatically to the 2. Bundesliga. 16th place go into a relegation play-off.
Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski is the leagues top scorer with 25 goals. Timo Werner of Leipzig is 2nd with 21. Thomas Muller of Bayern and Jadon Sancho of Dortmund are tied for most assists with 14. Timo Werner has scored 2 hatricks, the most of any player this season. Bayern Munich stalwart Manuel Neuer has kept the most clean sheets with 10.
In the 2nd tier Arminia Bielefeld are top of the pile. Suttgart are in second. The top two go up automatically. Hamburger are in the play-off place, 3 points clear of Heidenheim.
At the other end the bottom 2 go down automatically while 16th goes into a play-off. Dynamo Dresden are 18th, level on points with Karlsruher SC. Wiehen Wiesbaden occupy the play-off place. VFL Bochum, Numberg, Sandhausen, and Osnabruck are all within 4 points of the relegation play-off place.
We’ll have plenty of content on the top two tiers of German football over the next few weeks.
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