Bayer Leverkusen will not play in the Champions League next season, but in the Europa League. Peter Bosz’s team did win at FSV Mainz at home, but Borussia Mönchengladbach also won and as a result Leverkusen finished in fifth place.
Leverkusen – Mainz 1-0
Leverkusen still had everything in his own hands, but lost to Hertha BSC last week. As a result, the Bosz team depended on what would happen at Gladbach – Hertha BSC. Kevin Volland put Leverkusen on the right track after just two minutes. Not much later, Gladbach also took the lead at Hertha. Leverkusen won the game thinly with 1-0.
For a long time it was uncertain whether Gladbach would pull the longest against Hertha, but after the hit in the 78th minute by Breel Embolo it really couldn’t go wrong. Hertha still made 2-1, but that was not enough for Leverkusen. As a result, Bosz and Leverkusen enter the winter break with a sour feeling.
Wolfsburg – Bayern Munich 0-4
Wout Weghorst can register with VfL Wolfsburg in the second heat of the Europa League. That was almost certain after last week. Wolfsburg fell hard at home against champion Bayern Munich. It was a whopping 0-4 by goals from Kingsley Coman, Mickael Cuisance, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller. Bayern broke the magical 100-goal mark against Wolfsburg.
Augsburg – RB Leipzig 1-2
RB Leipzig had to accelerate on the final day to get a Champions League ticket. FC Augsburg won, but it was not easy. If Leipzig lost points, Gladbach would immediately enter the Champions League and Leipzig had to qualify through preliminary rounds.
It ended well for Leipzig. Timo Werner made the 0-1 in the first half. Ruben Vargas made Leipzig sweat with the equalizer after 72 minutes, but Werner closed the season in style for his team. He secured the European ticket. After the summer, Werner plays for Chelsea.
Dortmund – Hoffenheim 0-4
Number two Borussia Dortmund was tackled very hard in the last round by TSG Hoffenheim, the old team of Alfred Schreuder. Lucien Favre and his team were beaten 0-4. As a result, Hoffenheim finished in sixth place, above Wolfsburg. Andrej Kramaric made all four (!) Hits for Hoffenheim.
The hard defeat does not damage Dortmund, because second place was already secured last week.