08 Aug Bundesliga fixtures – Champions Bayern Munich to start out title defence in opposition to Schalke
Bayern Munich will begin their bid for a ninth consecutive Bundesliga title in opposition to Schalke 04 on Sept. 18 because the 2020-21 season’s opening sport.
Runners-up Borussia Dortmund will host Borussia Monchengladbach, who completed fourth final time period, on the identical date.
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Dortmund and Bayern will play out the Klassiker in early November, and Borussia’s Westfalenstadion will host the Revierderby, the most important derby within the home calendar, between Dortmund and FC Schalke in October.
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Historically, the Bundesliga champions all the time begin off the brand new season on a Friday.
Nonetheless, Bayern’s season opener might be moved to Sept. 21 to permit them extra restoration time, ought to they make it to the Champions League last on Aug. 23.
RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen, who begin their season in opposition to Mainz and Wolfsburg, respectively, won’t have their opening sport date modified ought to both of them qualify for the Champions League or Europa League finals in August.
As a result of influence of the coronavirus pandemic and the delayed finish of the 2019-20 season, the winter break has been minimize quick.
The primary 13 match days of the 2020-21 season will likely be performed out in 2020 after which resume on Jan. 2 when Bayern will host Mainz and Dortmund will play Wolfsburg.