The original Meisterschale is always in the stadium of the league leaders should the title race be decided on the final day - in this case, at the Allianz Arena. - © 2018 DFL
The original Meisterschale is always in the stadium of the league leaders should the title race be decided on the final day - in this case, at the Allianz Arena. - © 2018 DFL
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The Bundesliga Meisterschale ceremonies: All you need to know

bundesliga.com reveals who will be on hand to award the Meisterschale to either Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund on the final day of this season. And also, where the original Meisterschale will be.

On the 34th and final day of the 2018/19 season, the title will be decided between Bayern and Dortmund. Accordingly, the German Football League (DFL) has prepared two scenarios for the upcoming matches on Saturday.

The matches between Bayern and Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach against Dortmund will – alongside the other seven matches on the final day of the season – kick-off on Saturday at 3.30pm CEST/2.30pm BST/9.30am ET.

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As in the past, if the title is still to be decided on the final match day, the original Meisterschale will be in the stadium of the league leaders - in this case in the Allianz Arena in Munich.

For the team in second place (and other teams who still have a chance to win the title) a replica of the trophy is used – in this case, only for Dortmund in their away game against Gladbach.

If the current league leaders, Bayern, secure the title, the award ceremony will be held after their home game against Frankfurt in the Allianz Arena.

Franck Ribery could lift his record ninth - and final - Bundesliga Meisterschale on Saturday at the Allianz Arena. - 2008 Getty Images

DFL CEO Christian Seifert will be in Munich alongside Bundesliga legend Lothar Matthäus for the potential award ceremony. Matthäus played for Bayern from 1984 to 1988 and again from 1992 to 2000. The world and European champion, as well as "World Player of the Year 1991", won seven Bundesliga titles in his time in Munich.

If Dortmund are able to overturn the current two-point gap between themselves and Bayern, then BVB will be crowned Bundesliga champions following the away game at Gladbach’s Borussia-Park.

In this case, DFL President Dr. Reinhard Rauball and former Dortmund star striker Karl-Heinz Riedle will crown the new German champions together. Riedle played for BVB from 1993 to 1997, a highlight of which was after winning the German Championships in 1995 and 1996, as well as his two goals in the final of the UEFA Champions League against Juventus, through which he played a significant role in Dortmund clinching their only Champions League title.