When does the bundesliga end?

The German Bundesliga, the top tier of professional football in Germany, includes household names such as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen.

The season runs from August to May, with a winter break of around three weeks, starting just before Christmas and running through to mid-January.

The final matchday of the 2019/20 season will take place on Saturday 16 May, will all nine fixtures kicking off at 14:30.

Final day fixtures are:

  • Borussia Dortmund v Hoffenheim
  • Bayer Leverkusen v Mainz 05
  • Borussia Monchengladbach v Hertha Berlin
  • Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich
  • Eintracht Frankfurt v Paderborn 07
  • Werder Bremen v FC Koln
  • Freiburg v Schalke 04
  • Augsburg v Red Bull Leipzig
  • Union Berlin v Fortuna Düsseldorf

With only a few weeks of the season to go, it’s gearing up to be a really tense and exciting finish.

It’s so tight at the top of the division, with just a few points separating the top five of Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen, Red Bull Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and reigning champions Bayern Munich.

Early April brings a tasty encounter which could prove defining, with Dortmund hosting Bayern. Hans-Dieter Flick’s side continues a tough April away at Leverkusen, before hosting Monchengladbach.

On top of fighting it out for the title, there’s also the added interest of UEFA Champions League qualification, with four spots up for grabs for next seasons competition.

Bayern, Dortmund and Leipzig also have the added distraction of still being involved in this seasons UEFA Champions League as well.

Below the top teams, a further five continue to fight for sixth place, which will earn them, along with the fifth-placed team, a spot in next seasons Europa League. And much like the battle for the title and Champions League qualification, this is also likely to go to the wire. Each of Schalke, Wolfsburg, Freiburg, Hoffenheim and Koln are still in with a reasonable shout of nabbing the last European place.

The other end of the table, Paderborn appear to be fairly cut adrift at the bottom, leaving Werder Bremen and Düsseldorf to scrap to avoid 18th place and automatic relegation into 2 Bundesliga.

And Mainz are not out of danger either, as a couple of poor results could see them dragged into the battle for survival too, with whichever side finishes 17th forced into a play-off with the team that finishes third in 2 Bundesliga for the right to play top-flight football next season.

In the race for the golden boot, Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski is leading the pack, with Red Bull Leipzig’s much-touted Timo Werner hot on his heels and young English star Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund in third, but with a fair bit to do to be in with a shout of the individual accolade.

He is, however, in with a strong chance of claiming the most assists in the division, with Sancho and Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller leading the way, ahead of Red Bull Leipzig man Christopher Nkunku.