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Season

Regular Season:
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Format:
12 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 22 games each, over 22 game weeks.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. lesser number of games awarded against; 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. games won; 6. away games won; 7. points in head-to-head matches; 8. goal difference in hth matches; 9. goals scored in hth matches.

Qualification for Championship Round:
1-6 place: enter Championship Round

Qualification for Relegation Round:
7-12 place: enter Relegation Round


Championship Round:
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Format:
6 teams from the Regular Season contest the Bundesliga champion and places in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in a league format.
Each team plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 10 games each, over 10 game weeks.
Teams start the Championship Round with their points from the Regular Season halved, rounded upwards, and their other records carried over from the Regular Season.
The Championship Round winner is the Bundesliga champion.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. points won in the Regular Season; 3. lesser number of games awarded against; 4. total goal difference; 5. total goals scored; 6. games won; 7. away games won; 8. points in head-to-head matches; 9. goal difference in hth matches; 9. goals scored in hth matches.

Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1-2 place: UEFA Champions League Qualifiers
3 place: UEFA Europa League Qualifiers

Qualification for UEFA Europa League Play-off:
4-5 place: enter UEFA Europa League Play-off


Relegation Round:
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Format:
6 teams from the Regular Season contest against relegation in a league format.
Each team plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 10 games each, over 10 game weeks.
Teams start the Relegation Round with their points from the Regular Season halved, rounded upwards, and their other records carried over from the Regular Season.
The winner of the Relegation Round finishes 7th in the Overall season standings, the second placed team - 8th, and so on, with the last placed team in the Relegation Group being 12th.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. points won in the Regular Season; 3. lesser number of games awarded against; 4. total goal difference; 5. total goals scored; 6. games won; 7. away games won; 8. points in head-to-head matches; 9. goal difference in hth matches; 9. goals scored in hth matches.

Qualification for UEFA Europa League Play-off:
7 place: enters UEFA Europa League Play-off

Relegation from the league:
12 place: relegated to 1. Liga

Promotion to the league:
1 team from 1. Liga


UEFA Europa League Play-off:
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Format:
3 teams contest a place in the UEFA Europa League in a knockout format.
The team, placed 4th, enters the UEFA Europa League Play-off directly at the Final.

Semi-final:
Teams are paired according to their standings:
5th vs 7th.
Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.
The higher placed team is host.

Final:
Teams are paired according to their standings:
4th vs Semi-final winner.
Winner is decided over two legs.
The higher placed team hosts the second leg.

Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. away goals, 3. extra time, 4. penalties.

Qualification for UEFA competitions:
winner: UEFA Europa League qualifiers