Sportfreunde Lotte have surprised many by seeing off Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen to reach the quarterfinals of the German Cup. In German giants Borussia Dortmund they are now set to face an even bigger challenge.
After 55 seasons in the Bundesliga's top flight, Hamburg have been relegated despite victory on the final day. Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund clinched fourth by the skin of their teeth as Hoffenheim claimed third.
After months of highs, lows and hard work, one match could decide Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim's fate, as the two duel for a Champions League spot. Lower down, Hamburg and Wolfsburg are out to avoid the drop.
Borussia Dortmund head into their last game of the Bundesliga season without a long-term coach in place. There are plenty of arguments why Hoffenheim's head coach, Julian Nagelsmann, would be the ideal new hire.
Frankfurt swept to a rousing German Cup win over favorites Bayern. A tactical tweak and some words of wisdom from coach Niko Kovac inspired the shock victory, something Bayern can take comfort in.
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