The Bundesliga title race is down to the wire as the last matchday decides who wins the coveted Meisterschale. Bayern Munich are doing an Arsenal FC by trailing Borussia Dortmund despite being top for most of the season. No one really knows who’s going to win, so they can’t put the trophy in Dortmund because what if Bayern win the league? It can’t be in Koln (Bayern play away to Koln) because what if Dortmund win? To solve that, there’s two versions of the trophy:
The original Bundesliga shield will be in Dortmund on Saturday. Meanwhile, a replica will be in Köln for Bayern's game against 1. FC Köln [DFL] pic.twitter.com/vm6JQlNN1R— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) May 22, 2023
The real version of the Meisterschale will be in Dortmund while the replica will be in Koln so that whoever wins the league gets to lift the trophy. The reason for the real one being in Dortmund is probably because of the Bundesliga being founded there in July 1962.
Should Bayern beat Koln and Dortmund fail to beat Mainz, BVB and FCB will be on 71 points but Bayern win the league on goal difference. If Dortmund win and/or Bayern win as well/lose to Koln, Dortmund wins the league