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How to watch the Bundesliga - Everything you need to know as German football returns

By James Fenton

May 14, 2020 at 3:06pm


The Bundesliga returns this weekend and if those words mean nothing to you, the gist is that live football is returning to our screens for the first time in months.

Like most other leagues in the world, the German top division went on hiatus back in March due to the outbreak of Covid-19. This weekend, after much debate, deliberation and conference calls, the Bundesliga becomes the first major European league to return to action, albeit behind closed doors.  But who's playing, how can you watch the games and what's the state of play in the league? The answers to questions like how to watch the Bundesliga and anything else you need to know can be found below...

Here's how to watch the Bundesliga this weekend...

The Bundesliga will return to action this weekend with all nine games being broadcast live on BT Sport, with one of the first games being a clash between rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04.

What's the full schedule?

Matches in the Bundesliga's first weekend back will be screened across Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The full BT Sport schedule can be found below...

What is there to play for?

Plenty. Unusually for the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich aren't exactly running away with the league title. The German giants are just four points ahead of second-place Dortmund with nine games to play. In fact, only eight points separate the top five so it really is all to play for.

Anything else you need to know about how to watch the Bundesliga or more can be found here. It's expected that the eyes of the world will be on Germany this weekend as leagues around the world figure out how to return with the safety of players, officials and fans in mind.

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