Relegation battles to watch across Europe this weekend

All the information from Europe's top five leagues and how their relegation battles look

BY Robbie Dunne 10:45 Saturday 14 May 2016, 10:45 14 May 2016

The Premier League saved us some drama when Norwich City and Newcastle United joined Aston Villa with no hope of survival after Sunderland's 3-0 win over Everton during the week. 

There is still plenty of action at the foot of Europe's other big leagues, however, before we say goodbye to the 2015-16 league campaign and start turning our attention to Euro 2016.

France - All games on Saturday at 8.00pm

Troyes have already been relegated with a measly 17 points in 37 games this season - a tally as ignominious as Paris Saint Germain's current tally of 93 is spectacular. 

However, Reims, Ajaccio and Toulouse will battle it out to the end with all games kicking off at 8.00pm tonight to see who will play in France's Ligue 2 next season. 

Toulouse face 9th-placed Angers away from home, while Ajaccio travel to 16th-placed Lorient and Reims take on Lyon, who have all but secured second place and an automatic place in next season's Champions League.

Spain - Sunday at 6.30pm

Levante's stint in Spain's Primera Division has come to an end with Rayo Vallecano, Sporting Gijon and Getafe in pole position to join them. Granada are safe due to their head-to-head against the teams below them.

Rayo Vallecano will stay up if they beat Levante and if Getafe don't win at Real Betis and if Sporting fail to win at home against Villarreal. A draw may even be enough for the Rayo if the other two lose.

Sporting will stay in the top flight if they can beat Villarreal and Getafe lose or draw against Betis. They would also survive the drop if they draw with Villarreal, Getafe lose and Rayo lose or draw against Levante.

Getafe need to beat Betis and they will play football in La Liga next season. They can still remain in the league, however, if they do not win and results go their way below them.

Germany - All games on Saturday at 2.30pm

Germany's final round of games kick-off at 2.30pm on Saturday with as many as six sides in contention for the drop. Hannover 96 have lost sight of the peloton with just 25 points, while Augsburg, Hamburg, Darmstadt, Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen and Stuttgart will have to sweat it out on the Bundesliga's final hours.

The 16th-placed side will enter a playoff to play the third best side in Bundesliga 2 and Stuttgart can reach that point with a win and a Werder Bremen loss. The 11th, 12th and 13th-placed sides appear safe given their goal difference along with Hoffenheim. A win for Frankfurt also ensures their safety regardless of what happens below them.

Italy - Sunday at 7.45pm

Hellas Verona have already paid the price for a poor campaign along with Frosinone but Carpi and Palermo will battle it out for the final place waiting for them in Serie B. Palermo play already-relegated Hellas Verona and with nothing to lose could cause problems for their fellow-relegation contenders.

Meanwhile Carpi travel to Udinese and will need a victory and help from Verona in their quest for safety.


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