Five Bundesliga teams will play in the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League, with a further three in the Europa and Conference Leagues. - © Imago
Five Bundesliga teams will play in the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League, with a further three in the Europa and Conference Leagues. - © IMAGO/HMB Media/IMAGO/HMB-Media
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Eight Bundesliga teams to play European football in 2022/23

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Eight of the Bundesliga's 18 clubs will be playing European football next season, after Eintracht Frankfurt won the 2021/22 Europa League.

European qualification explained...

UEFA Champions League

Germany has had four automatic group-stage berths in the Champions League since 2018/19, meaning that the teams that finish in the top four earn the right to compete.

Bayern Munich qualify as Bundesliga champions, with runners-up Borussia Dortmund, third-placed Bayer Leverkusen and fourth-in-the-table RB Leipzig joining them.

Although 11th in the final league standings, Frankfurt's Europa League triumph means the Bundesliga will have five teams in the Champions League groups for the first time.

UEFA Europa League/ UEFA Europa Conference League

Ordinarily, the team in fifth and the team that wins the DFB Cup qualify directly for the UEFA Europa League group stage, with sixth going into the Europa Conference League play-offs.

However, as Leipzig and Freiburg were this season's DFB Cup finalists and already assured of top-six finishes, the team that finished sixth receives the second Europa League group berth. Seventh gets a shot at the Europa Conference League play-offs.

In practice, that means Union Berlin and Freiburg - fifth and sixth respectively - will play Europa League football in 2022/23. Seventh-placed Cologne go into the Europa Conference League play-offs.