Six clubs are hoping to avoid occupying one of the two automatic relegation berths, and the play-off spot, come the end of Matchday 34
Six clubs are hoping to avoid occupying one of the two automatic relegation berths, and the play-off spot, come the end of Matchday 34
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2014/15 Relegation Battle - Live Updates

Cologne - With six of the Bundesliga's eighteen clubs still not out of the woods and in danger of dropping out of Germany's top flight, the 2014/15 relegation battle is the closest in the history of the division.

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Stick around as bundesliga.com keeps you bang up to date with all the latest from the six clubs scrapping for their lives at the foot of the table this weekend...

KEY MATCHDAY 34 FIXTURES:

Saturday 23 May 2015 (kick-off 15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT)

Hamburger SV - FC Schalke 04
SC Paderborn - VfB Stuttgart
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Hertha Berlin
Hannover 96 - SC Freiburg

Wednesday 20 May

Thanks and bis morgen!

That brings to an end our relegation battle live updates for today. We'll be back on Thursday with all the latest from the Bundesliga sextet fighting relegation, plus quotes from all sides' pre-Matchday 34 press conferences!

"Fearless and loyal"

VfB Stuttgart have adressed this impressive video from last week's win against Hamburg to their fans, using the hashtag #mirschaffendas which translates into: "We're going to make it":

Here's a few impressions from the HSV training camp:

Birthday boy

A very happy birthday to Hannover defender Marcelo, who admitted his only focus is the Reds' final game of the season at home to fellow relegation battlers Freiburg on Saturday:

And they're off!

Just like Hannover 96, relegation-threatened Hamburger SV have also decided to take a quick jaunt in a bid to avoid the limelight and focus purely on rescuing themselves from the drop.

That would be enough

It's a result that would secure themselves Bundesliga football next season, but Hertha would undoubtedly be hoping to do better than they have on the training pitch when they take on TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Translation: 11 versus 11, still goalless..

All aboard

With SC Freiburg coming to town on Saturday, Hannover 96 are keen to be in peak physical and mental condition so have opted to enjoy a mini-training camp away from the everyday hustle and bustle.

Translation: The H96 squad are on their way to a training camp in Klosterpforte. All the best lads!

Behind closed doors

Now out of the public eye, SC Paderborn 07 can focus fully on their meticulous preparations ahead of their must-win match with VfB Stuttgart.

Translation: The final public training session has finished.

Berlin out to avoid bizarre twist of fate

A lot would have to go wrong for Hertha on the final day of the season for them to end up ion the bottom three, but it is still mathematically possible. Stranger things have happened in Germany's top flight after all, just ask Jan Aage Fjortoft.

Translation: Behind bars. Warm up is underway.

Hannover hoping for a final day pick-me-up

Following their 2-1 win over FC Augsburg last weekend, Hannover's fate is in the own hands as they gear up to close out a disappointing campaign against SC Freiburg. Standing on the shoulder of giants, like Joselu is trying to do, may not be the best way to go about it though. Hopefully the Reds won't have to look back in anger!

Wakey, wakey rise and shine!

The Bundesliga season may be almost over, but it promises to go out with a bang on Matchday 34 and for the six outfits currently entrenched in the relegation battle, preparations are continuing in earnest.

Tuesday 19 May

Ciao for now!

So, just a regular Tuesday afternoon for the six teams involved in the Bundesliga relegation scrap? It may seem that way, but you can bet your bottom dollar the players of Paderborn, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Hannover, Freiburg and Hertha won't be getting much sleep between now and 23 May.

Our live bulletins will resume early on Wednesday. See you all then!

Pierre-Michel Lasogga:Complete focus on Saturday... #only#those#who#believe#can#move#mountains#nurderHSV#PML#10

Voller Fokus auf Samstag... #nur#wer#glaubt#kann#berge#versetzen#nurderHSV#PML#10

Ein von Pierre (@pierrelasogga10) gepostetes Foto am 19. Mai 2015 um 10:41 Uhr


Getting behind the team

Stuttgart fans were out in force at the club's Tuesday afternoon training session.

Looking back, and forward

Barbarez's belief

Former Hamburger SV forward Sergej Barbarez (348 Bundesliga appearances, 98 goals) is not giving up on his ex-club's chances just yet.

Of course you can believe!! #AlwaysAndForever