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Bundesliga, Ligue 1, PL & Primeira Liga finish up

Final day permutations

2024/05/17 18:34
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We have finally reached the pointy end of the season and we are heading into the final day of the campaign for many of the major leagues across Europe with the German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, the English Premier League and the Portuguese Primeira Liga all finishing up over the weekend.

So, with that in mind, lets get straight to it and go through all those permutations for the final match day in those leagues and the games that have something riding on them…


BUNDESLIGA | All kick-off times 2.30pm on Saturday

1899 HOFFENHEIM vs Bayern Munich

Bayer Leverkusen vs AUGSBURG

Borussia Dortmund vs Darmstadt

Eintracht Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig

HEIDENHEIM vs COLOGNE

Stuttgart vs Borussia Monchengladbach

UNION BERLIN vs FREIBURG

Werder Bremen vs BOCHUM

Wolfsburg vs MAINZ 05

The title race in the Bundesliga was over by mid-April when Bayer Leverkusen won the Bundesliga title for the first time ever with Xabi Alonso’s side looking to complete an unbeaten league campaign this weekend at home to Augsburg, who have a very feint chance of making European football next season. The top five is also done and dusted, too, with Bayern Munich, Stuttgart, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig joining Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League.

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If Leverkusen win the DFB-Pokal against Kaiserslautern next week in the final then sixth and seventh will qualify for the UEFA Europa League. Eintracht Frankfurt on 46 points as they face the aforementioned Leipzig at Waldstadion and Hoffenheim on 43 as they host Bayern. Freiburg are in the UEFA Europa Conference League spot and can overtake Hoffenheim but will slip out of the top seven if they lose and Heidenheim defeat relegation-bound Cologne with Augsburg also able to squeeze in if both teams lose and they win.

Darmstadt have already been relegated and sit rock-bottom on just 17 points but Cologne, who face European chasers Augsburg, can get themselves out of the bottom two with a victory and Union Berlin losing to Freiburg with a goal difference swing of three. Union, on the other hand, will be trying to hunt down both Mainz and Bochum, who travel to Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen, respectively. 

LIGUE 1 | All kick-off times 8pm on Sunday

LE HAVRE vs OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE

LENS vs Montpellier Herault

LILLE vs Nice

LORIENT vs Clermont

METZ vs Paris Saint-Germain

Monaco vs Nantes

OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS vs Strasbourg

Stade de Reims vs Stade Rennais

Toulouse vs STADE BREST

The title race in France ended as soon as it began with Paris Saint-Germain once again being crowned French champions with Monaco confirmed as runners’ up. The battle for the final UEFA Champions League qualifying spot is very interesting, though, with Lille and Stade Brest locked in the battle.

Paulo Fonseca, who is set to depart Lille with Marseille reportedly interested this summer, has the northerners sitting just above Brest, who have arguably been the story of the season so far in Europe, on goal difference. Lille will confirm a top three spot by beating fifth placed Nice, who cannot move from fifth, at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Brest, though, could overtake Lille anyway if they win, as Eric Roy’s men sit just two goals behind Lille as they travel to mid-table Toulouse this weekend.

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Olympique Lyonnais spent much of the campaign in the bottom two and the automatic relegation places but since the appointment of Pierre Sage in early December, they have collected the most points in Ligue 1. They will guarantee themselves European football if they finish sixth because they are in the Coupe de France final against PSG next week so a win at home to Strasbourg and Lens dropping points at home to Montpellier confirms at least UEFA Europa Conference Lague football. For Lens to qualify for Europe they will have to fend off Lyon this week and hope PSG win the cup next week. The same goes for Marseille if they win and both Lens and Lyon lose. 

Down at the bottom we could have had an all-time classic between Lorient and Clermont but both sides have collapsed. Clermont are down but Lorient could still survive if they win and Metz lose with a seven-goal swing, which isn’t that unlikely as Metz face PSG and Lorient play Clermont. Metz, though, will hope to jump out of the relegation playoff place by beating the Parisiens and then hoping Le Havre lose to the aforementioned Marseille with an 11-goal swing.

PREMIER LEAGUE | All kick-off times 4pm on Sunday

ARSENAL vs Everton

Brentford vs NEWCASTLE UNITED

Brighton and Hove Albion vs MANCHESTER UNITED

Burnley vs NOTTINGHAM FOREST

CHELSEA vs AFC Bournemouth

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

LUTON TOWN vs Fulham

MANCHESTER CITY vs West Ham United

Sheffield United vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

For the fifth time in 12 years, Manchester City head into the final day of the season knowing a win would secure the Premier League title. In three of those four seasons they have gone behind before dramatically coming from behind to win and they have won all four games, including one against the same opposition as this weekend, West Ham United. Any dropped points would allow Arsenal to win the title for the first time in 20 years should they defeat Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

 

 

The UEFA Champions League spots are complete with Liverpool and Aston Villa joining those two but the UEFA Europa League is up for grabs. If Manchester United finish eighth but defeat Manchester City in the FA Cup final next weekend then Tottenham Hotspur will slip into the UEFA Europa Conference League should they lose to Sheffield United and Chelsea beat AFC Bournemouth. United, though, will have to better Newcastle’s result to finish above the Magpies this weekend to ensure themselves of European qualification. 

Down at the bottom-of-the-table it is all but wrapped up in terms of the three relegated teams. Sheffield United were relegated in late-April and have conceded 101 goals in 37 games, whilst Burnley went down last weekend. In order to survive, Luton Town would need to beat Fulham and hope Burnley do them a favour by beating Nottingham Forest at Turf Moor with a 12 goal goal difference swing, too. 

PRIMEIRA LIGA 

Famalicao vs Casa Pia (6.45pm on Friday)

Rio Ave vs Benfica (8.45pm on Friday)

Arouca vs Vitoria Guimaraes (3.30pm on Saturday)

BOAVISTA vs Vizela (3.30pm on Saturday)

ESTRELA DA AMADORA vs Gil Vicente (3.30pm on Saturday)

Farense vs PORTIMONENSE (3.30pm on Saturday)

Moreirense vs Estoril (6pm on Saturday)

Sporting CP vs Chaves (6pm on Saturday)

Braga vs Porto (8.30pm on Saturday)

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The two Lisbon giants, Sporting CP and Benfica, have confirmed themselves in the reduced two spots for the UEFA Champions League from Portugal’s Primeira Liga. Ruben Amorim’s Sporting won the title once again with relative ease with that being their second Portuguese title in four seasons after nearly 20 years without being Portugal’s premier club. 

There would be some drama on the final game of the season on Saturday evening with Sporting Braga hosting Porto and able to overtake the Dragons in the top three and the UEFA Europa League spot but Porto play Sporting in the Taca de Portugal final next weekend so that means both teams are guaranteed the UEL with Vitoria heading into the UEFA Europa Conference League for a third successive season.

Down at the bottom-of-the-table, both Vizela and Chaves have been automatically relegated but there is drama to be head in the relegation playoff place. Portimonense are third from bottom on 29 points and a win at Farense in Faro would put the pressure on Estrela da Amadora, on 30, and Boavista who are on 31 points with those teams hosting Gil Vicente and Vizela respectively.
 



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2024-05-17 19h37m by nlawson12
30 p. m. GMT

It's the last day of the Bundesliga and there is still everything to play for at both ends of the table. Bayern Munich have already been crowned champions, but there is still the battle for Champions League spots and the fight to avoid relegation.

Finally, we have reached the end of the season and there is so much at stake in the Bundesliga! As a football fan, I am grateful for such an exciting finale and can't wait to see how it all
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2024-05-17 19h12m by dnelsons
30pm (UK)

As a football fan, I am buzzing for the final day of the Bundesliga! So many teams are still in the race for European spots and it's going to be a nail-biting finish. I'm particularly interested in the Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund match, as there is always so much tension and excitement when these two teams play each other. Let's hope for a thrilling end to the season!

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