By Moritz Baer@MoritzBaer_UK

How might half of the Bundesliga qualify for next season's European competitions?

With Borussia Dortmund now in the Champions League final, they have the chance to grant the Bundesliga a superb nine spots in Europe next season if they were to win the competition.

Why might this happen?

Well, the Bundesliga currently has eight spots in next season's European competitions thanks to the top five being qualified for the Champions League next season and the other two spots for the Europa League and the spot for the Conference League being handed to the teams below it.

However, if Dortmund were to win the Champions League it would mean that Eintracht Frankfurt (currently in sixth) would also qualify for Europe's top competition next season as their place for finishing in the top five would be passed to the team below them thanks to them qualifying as winners.

This means that the European spots are now distributed from seventh down to ninth with these sides currently being Freiburg (Europa League), Hoffenheim (Europa League) and Augsburg (Conference League).

Who might qualify for this extra spot?

As chaotic as the chase for top eight was beforehand, it gets even more confusing when nine teams are eligible for Europe. 

Currently in ninth, Augsburg look in pole position for this extra place. However, Wolfsburg, Heidenheim and Werder Bremen are all within two points of Jess Thorup's side. 

The biggest surprise of these lot, Heidenheim, are just one point off securing European football in their first ever season in the Bundesliga. 

With a huge date booked on the 1st June in Wembley for Dortmund, it remains to be seen whether this will come to fruition. 

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