Five clubs still harbour ambitions of joining runaway league leaders FC Bayern in the Champions League next season
Five clubs still harbour ambitions of joining runaway league leaders FC Bayern in the Champions League next season
Bundesliga

The Bundesliga's Champions League scramble

Munich - Since nobody is looking particularly willing to give FC Bayern München a run for their money at the top of the table, the Bundesliga has become somewhat divided.

For the second year running, the title chase has turned into something of a saunter, but that doesn't mean there is nothing else at stake in the Bundesliga. In fact, the battle to join the UEFA Champions League holders in Europe's premier club competition in 2014/15 appears to be fiercer than ever before.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund seemed odds on to snatch second and third only a few weeks ago, but now they are coming under serious pressure from both FC Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg. Ruling Borussia Mönchengladbach out of that equation would be misguided too, as bundesliga.com shows in our assessment of the scramble to join Bayern at Europe's top table next term.