The curtains are coming down on all of Europe’s top five leagues with the Italian Serie A set to complete its matches this weekend. 

The clubs though will not enjoy the usual long pre-season, owing to the coronavirus pandemic that struck in March and altered the footballing calendar. 

Most leagues are expected to return in September, which translates to less than a month’s rest for the top clubs, who still have the Champions League and the Europa League to contend. 

So, ahead of the 2020/21 season, which teams have been promoted?


  • Leeds
  • West Brom
  • TBC (Championship play-off winner)


  • Real Zaragoza
  • Cadiz CF
  • Huesca


  • Benevinto
  • Crotone 
  • TBC (play-off winner)


  • Arminia Bielefeld
  • VfB Stuttgart
  • Werder Bremen *

* Heidenheim, the third-place team in 2.Bundesliga took on Werder Bremen (16th in Bundesliga) in a playoff and lost, which means Werder preserve their top-flight status.


  • Lorient
  • Lens


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