Schalke, Hoffenheim and Dortmund will accompany the Munich team in the Champions League. The Europa League seats are for Leverkusen, RB Leipzig and Stuttgart.
Bayern Munich was humiliated in their own field by 4-1 by Stuttgart in the farewell of Jupp Heynckes, the veteran coach who came to the aid of the Bavarians after the dismissal of the Italian Carlo Ancelotti. The defeat did not make a dent in the mood of Bayern, who celebrated the sixth consecutive title of the league and cheered Heynckes. The Munich side were eliminated at the hands of Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League, but they still have the final of the German Cup ahead on May 19 against Eintracht Frankfurt.
In the remaining matches, Freiburg won 2-0 at Augsburg and finished 15th. The runners-up, Schalke, beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 and Werder Bremen beat Mainz 2-1. The matches were played simultaneously. Hoffenheim secured the third place, direct access to the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund, who finished fourth and also has in hand the Champions League.
The fifth, Bayer Leverkusen, beat Hannover 3-2 with a double by Argentine Lucas Alario – eighth and ninth goal of the campaign – and can play the Europa League along with Leipzig, who thrashed the local Hertha Berlin 6-2 .