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?
- West Brom
- TBC (Championship play-off winner)
- Real Zaragoza
- Cadiz CF
- 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.