Bundesliga table in full as German title race and relegation battle resume

Football is set to return with the Bundesliga poised to become the first European league to resume playing.

It’s been a long wait, more than two months since a ball was kicked in anger in any of Europe’s top divisions.

But now football fans can watch the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund once again, even if they're in empty stadiums. However, that's not likely to stop a projected audience of billions watching on TV.

With nine games left, there’s still a lot to play for.

Below is the full Bundesliga table along with explanations about who is fighting for what, going into the final games of the season.

Bundesliga title race

The top four – Bayern, Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach – are separated by six points.

Mönchengladbach were the pace-setters during the first half of the season, but have since been overtaken.

Currently Bayern (55 points) enjoy a four-point lead over Dortmund in second.

Dortmund (51 points) are ahead of Leipzig by just a single point, who in turn have Mönchengladbach one point behind them.

European football

The top four finishers are guaranteed Champions League football the following season, while those who finish fifth and sixth go into the Europa League.

Fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen are two points behind Mönchengladbach who currently occupy the last Champions League spot.

Leverkusen have a 10-point cushion over sixth-place Schalke (37 points) who are involved in a tussle for that last European place with Wolfsburg (36 points), SC Freiburg (36 points) and Hoffenheim (35 points).

FC Köln, currently in 10th place on 32 points, can’t be discounted either.

Bundesliga relegation

Bundesliga relegation sees the bottom two automatically drop down a division, while the team that finishes 16th enters into a play-off against the club that finishes third in the second tier.

Currently Werder Bremen (18 points) and Paderborn (16 points) look set to go down, with Fortuna Düsseldorf (22 points) in the play-off position, four points adrift of the next team.

Former Bundesliga stalwarts Stuttgart and Hamburg are both in the promotion race in the second tier.

Bundesliga table

1. Bayern Munich – 55 points

2. Borussia Dortmund – 51 points

3. RB Leipzig – 50 points

4. Borussia Mönchengladbach – 49 points

5. Bayer Leverkusen – 47 points

6. Schalke – 37 points

7. Wolfsburg – 36 points

8. SC Freiburg – 36 points

9. Hoffenheim – 35 points

10. Köln – 32 points

11. 1. FC Union Berlin – 30 points

12. Eintracht Frankfurt – 28 points

13. Hertha Berlin – 28 points

14. Augsburg – 27 points

15. Mainz – 26 points

16. Fortuna Düsseldorf – 22 points

17. Werder Bremen – 18 points

18. Padeborn – 18 points

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