Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will play their final home game of the season and receive their championship plate at their fortress Allianz Arena when they face relegation dogfighters FC Augsburg on Saturday afternoon in a league match.
Bayern have been an almost invincible side in Germany this season. The Bavarian giants won the league with a record number of games in hand and have a date with VfB Stuttagrt in Berlin on June 1 for the German Cup.
A week prior to their domestic cup final they would have faced arch rivals Borussia Dortmund in the final of the UEFA Champions League in London.
It seem like nothing remains for Bayern to do in the Bundesliga this season. For one thing, they have the opportunity to further extend their all-time points record – two more wins would even take them over the 90 mark. For another, they are nine goals shy of three figures for the campaign, a barrier only they themselves, in a far earlier incarnation, have managed to crack once.
Western Bavarian neighbours Augsburg will, at any rate, be battling tooth and nail on Saturday to contribute precisely nothing to either of those potential targets.
Not in order to spoil the post-match party accompanying the official handing-over of the championship plate, but because they desperately need a result to keep clear of the bottom two and, with a bit of luck, perhaps even escape the relegation play-off place.