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Why is the championship trophy being handed over today?



The trophy for winning the German championship.

FC Bayern Munich has been the champion of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season since April 23 and will be presented with the championship trophy this Sunday against VfB Stuttgart. Why is this the case now? SPOX provides the answer.

FC Bayern Munich will remain on the throne of Germany’s top division for at least another year. With a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on April 23, Julian Nagelsmann’s team gave the club their tenth championship in a row.

After this triumph on matchday 31, Bayern will now also be presented with the championship trophy. More precisely: It will happen this Sunday, May 8th, after the duel with VfB Stuttgart. The game kicks off at 5.30 p.m. in the Allianz Arena.

FC Bayern Munich: Why is the championship trophy handed over today?

But why is the title being handed over now when the season isn’t over yet? If you didn’t know, it’s absolutely normal for the champions to get the trophy in the last league home game of the season, provided that the decision has already been made or will be made in that game.

After the decisive sense of achievement against BVB, the Munich team first had an away game against FSV Mainz 05. Now, in the first home game after the championship, the team is officially recognized for this in front of their home crowd.

The only unusual thing this time is that the bowls are not handed over on a Saturday. Normally it was always the case that before the 34th matchday, the 33rd matchday was played completely on Saturday from 3.30 p.m. However, the German Football League (DFL) has changed that, so that only the last matchday runs completely parallel.

VfL Bochum and Arminia Bielefeld opened the Bundesliga weekend on Friday, and the next five games continued on Saturday. This Sunday there will not only be a duel between FC Bayern and VfB, who are threatened with relegation, but also before and after the games Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach (3.30 p.m.) and RB Leipzig vs. FC Augsburg (7.30 p.m.).

Frankfurt and Leipzig were still in action in the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday, which is one of the reasons why there are different game dates and kick-off times on this 33rd matchday than in previous years.

FC Bayern Munich: Handover of the championship trophy live on TV and live stream today

If you want to watch the match between Munich and Stuttgart and the subsequent handover of the championship trophy live on TV or live stream today, you need a subscription to DAZN.

The streaming service is always live on the air during the Bundesliga on Fridays and Sundays. A monthly subscription costs 29.99 euros, and an annual subscription is available for 274.99 euros.

The preliminary reports on Bayern Munich against VfB Stuttgart begin at 4.30 p.m. Presenter: Laura Wontorra. Commentator: Uli lever. Expert: Sandro Wagner. Reporter on site: Tobi Wahnschaffe.

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Bundesliga: duels and results on matchday 33

meeting home result away
06.05., 20:30 Bochum 2:1 Bielefeld
07.05., 3:30 p.m Freiburg 1:4 Union Berlin
07.05., 3:30 p.m Hoffenheim 2:4 Leverkusen
07.05., 3:30 p.m Cologne 0:1 Wolfsburg
07.05., 3:30 p.m Greuther Fuerth 1:3 Dortmund
07.05., 18:30 Hertha BSC 1:2 Mainz 05
08.05., 3:30 p.m Frankfurt -:- M’gladbach
08.05., 17:30 Bayern Munich -:- Stuttgart
08.05., 19:30 Leipzig -:- augsburg