With the completion of the basic round, the participants of the master and qualification group are determined. Now the game plan for the finals has been drawn. You can see all the games live on Sky.
The games of the qualifying group take place on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. The games of the master group take place on Sundays – two games at 2:30 p.m. and one at 5:00 p.m. instead of. In the English rounds 26 and 30, the qualification group plays on Tuesday, the champions group on Wednesday two games at 6:30 p.m. and one game at 8:30 p.m. In the English round 28, the games will take place at 6:30 p.m. due to the Champions League.
The qualification group starts on Saturday, April 3rd at 5:00 p.m. with the games FK Austria Wien – CASHPOINT SCR Altach, spusu SKN St. Pölten – FC Flyeralarm Admira and SV Guntamatic Ried – TSV Prolactal Hartberg. In the master group, the games RZ Pellets WAC – SK Rapid Vienna and WSG Swarovski Tirol – LASK will follow on Sunday, April 4th at 2:30 p.m. At 5 p.m. FC Red Bull Salzburg will face SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz.
The complete draw for the final round can be downloaded here.
The further course of the championship from the 23rd round is as follows:
Master and qualification group
The best 6 clubs from the regular season play again each against each other in the master group for the championship title and the international starting positions. The other 6 clubs in the qualification group also play against relegation twice against each other and for qualification for the European Cup play-off. Due to the reform of the UEFA competitions from 2021/22 and the resulting new entry list, this year the play-off winners will for the first time receive a ticket for the qualifying phase of the UEFA Europa Conference League instead of the UEFA Europa League.
Sharing of points
The points from the basic round are halved, half points are rounded off. If two clubs are tied at the end of the final round and half a point has been rounded down at one of these clubs, this club is ranked first. If none or both clubs rounded down, the goal difference is used as the next decision criterion. If this is also the same, the other four existing decision criteria apply: goals scored, victories, away wins, direct duel.
After the final round, the master, the runner-up, the third place in the championship and the winner of the UNIQA ÖFB Cup have their international starting positions. Depending on whether the cup winner in the championship also lands on an international starting place, there are different options as to which teams take part in the European Cup play-off. In general: The 6th of the championship group or places 9 to 12 do not take part in the European Cup play-off.
The semi-finals in the European Cup play-off will take place on Monday, May 24th, the two finals on Thursday, May 27th and Sunday, May 30th.
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