There is still much to be decided when the curtain comes down on the 2015/16 Bundesliga season on Saturday afternoon. - © © gettyimages
There is still much to be decided when the curtain comes down on the 2015/16 Bundesliga season on Saturday afternoon. - © © gettyimages
Bundesliga

Matchday 34: The Guide

There will be jubilant scenes for some, but heartbreak for others on the final day of the 2015/15 Bundesliga campaign.

A-Z of emotions in hand, bundesliga.com looks at what is on the menu on Matchday 34...

Munich revelry

There is going to be quite the party at the Allianz Arena on Saturday as FC Bayern München prepare to take receipt of a record fourth successive Meisterschale. A selection of Bayern legends have been invited along to the festivities, while American pop-rock band OneRepublic will perform their new single at half-time. League President Dr. Reinhard Rauball and DFL CEO Christian Seifert will then hand over the prize, with wheat-beer showers by the bucket-load guaranteed in Pep Guardiola's final Bundesliga outing as Bayern head coach.

Europa League three

While there is no pressure on Bayern on the final day, the same cannot be said of 1. FSV Mainz 05, Hertha Berlin and FC Schalke 04. All three will play European football next season - almost certainly in the UEFA Europa League given Borussia Mönchengladbach's three-point and 11-goal cushion in fourth - but only two will be spared the toils of the qualifying rounds. Fifth-placed Mainz hold the advantage as they prepare to host sixth-in-the-table Hertha, and will progress to the group stage as long as they avoid defeat. That could spell a short summer break for Hertha, if Schalke - currently seventh but with a marginally inferior goal-difference - pick up at least a point away to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Hummels' farewell tour

Fans can also expect a few more teary eyes when Mats Hummels steps out at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK for one last time as a Borussia Dortmund player. The 27-year-old defender will return to boyhood club FC Bayern München in the summer, after eight-and-half unforgettable years in the famous black and yellow colours of BVB. He still has a DFB Cup final showdown against his future employers to look forward to, but Saturday's meeting with mid-table 1. FC Köln will be his last in front of the unmistakable Yellow Wall as Dortmund captain.

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