bundesliga.com serves up the post-Matchday 34 skinny from Germany's top two divisions...
After sewing up the Bundesliga title what seems like an eternity ago on Matchday 27, FC Bayern München were at long last able to toast their 24th national crown on Saturday afternoon. VfB Stuttgart made life hard for Pep Guardiola's men, who needed an injury-time winner from evergreen Peruvian forward Claudio Pizarro to truly get the party started inside the sold-out Allianz Arena. The Bundesliga's all-time leading goalscorer has now scored 176 goals in 370 top-flight appearances.
FC Schalke 04 rounded off their campaign in emphatic style by thrashing 1. FC Nürnberg 4-1, securing automatic qualification for next season's UEFA Champions League and sending the Franconians down in the process. Elsewhere, Bayer 04 Leverkusen held on to fourth place after coming from a goal down to beat SV Werder Bremen, forcing fifth-placed VfL Wolfsburg, who eased past Borussia Mönchengladbach, to make do with a place in the UEFA Europa League.
Robert Lewandowski celebrated his final Bundesliga game for Borussia Dortmund by lifting the 2013/14 Torjägerkanone after netting twice in his side's comfortable 4-0 win at Hertha Berlin. The FC Bayern-bound striker ended the season with 20 goals to his name, with Mario Mandzukic unable to add to his 18-strike tally on the final day and Nürnberg's Josip Drmic bumping Marco Reus and Adrian Ramos out of the top three after netting his 17th of the campaign in Gelsenkirchen.
While Dieter Hecking's Wolves will go straight into the group stages of the Europa League, Gladbach and 1. FSV Mainz 05 still have work to do if they're to compete on the continent next term. The Foals' sixth-placed finish takes them into the play-offs, with Thomas Tuchel's 05ers starting out further down the ladder in third-round qualifying, albeit without their highly regarded head coach, who stepped down on Sunday afternoon. FC Augsburg, meanwhile, missed out on the top seven by just a point.
There was more than enough on the line at the foot of the standings, too, with Hamburger SV, Nürnberg and Eintracht Braunschweig all involved in an edgy three-way-battle to avoid the drop. On the day, all three suffered all-too familiar defeats, leaving the make-up of the relegation zone exactly as it was at the start of play, with 17th-placed Nürnberg following rock-bottom Braunschweig into the second tier and Hamburg holding onto the relegation play-off spot.
The end-of-season excitement poured over into the second tier on Sunday afternoon, with SC Paderborn 07 coming from a goal down to beat VfR Aalen and rubberstamp their place in the Bundesliga for the very first time. Third-placed SpVgg Greuther Fürth will tackle Hamburg over two legs in the promotion/relegation play-off, while third-from-bottom DSC Arminia Bielefeld beat and sent down Dynamo Dresden to secure the own two-legged lifeline against Third Division club SV Darmstadt 98.
Take a look at some of the standout saves made on Matchday 34 on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: