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Bundesliga 2020 LIVE
The Bundesliga 2019-20 returns, today Saturday LIVE and LIVE around the world. Follow the main incidents, the MINUTE by MINUTE, and all the programming on the earlyintime.com website. You can enjoy STREAMING of matchday 26 in Germany via FOX Sports and ESPN 2. Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 open the curtain, while Bayern Munich will visit Union Berlin on Sunday, May 17. Do not miss any detail.
The German Bundesliga is restarted this Saturday after a 66-day interruption and with many things at stake, which go beyond what is strictly sports and beyond the fight for the title fought by Bayern, Borussia Dortmund, and RB Leipzig. To watch live football like this match, you have different alternatives for streaming service and TV channels that we will present below.
BUNDESLIGA: DATES, TIMETABLE AND CHANNELS
SATURDAY MAY 16
- Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke 04 (8:30 am / ESPN 2)
- RB Leipzig vs. Freiburg (8:30 am / ESPN 2 Deferred)
- Hoffenheim vs. Hertha Berlin (8:30 am / FOX Sports 2)
- Fortuna Dusseldörf vs. Paderborn (8:30 am / ESPN 2)
- Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg (8:30 am / FOX Sports Deferred)
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Monchengladbach (11:30 am / ESPN 2)
SUNDAY, MAY 17
- Cologne vs. Mainz 05 (8:30 am / FOX Sports 2)
- Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich (11:00 am / ESPN 2)
MONDAY, MAY 18
- Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen (1:30 pm / ESPN 2)
The plan to return, with matches behind closed doors and with strict preventive measures such as frequent tests of the players, will have to show from the weekend that it works not only on paper but also in reality. Those responsible for the German Football League ( DFL ) are aware that, although the goal is to end the season, you must also be prepared for the worst.
Initially, it was thought to decide today on what would be done, regarding the descent, in case the season had to be postponed but the clubs have asked to postpone the decision. What it is now is to prepare for the games on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and, as far as possible, focus on sports goals.
DORTMUND-SCHALKE, THE MATCH TO SEE
The derby of the Ruhr area, between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, is undoubtedly the highlight of Saturday afternoon. Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has called the match the “weirdest derby in history.” Both live a lot from their public, they usually grow in their own stadium and, although playing behind closed doors is a challenge, for them it is possible that the disadvantage will be more noticeable.
The Dortmund is second with four points behind Bayern, and, with nine days, still dreams of the title of the Bundesliga, which would be the first since 2012. In principle, the Dortmund as favorites but will have two major casualties , both due to muscle injuries, which are those of Emre Can and Axel Witsel. To these is added that of Captain Marco Reus, who has not yet recovered.
The Schalke, meanwhile, is currently sixth and struggling to stay in the boxes that give qualifying for the Europa League. The RB Leipzig, umpire in the fight for the title with five points behind Bayern, will also receive on Saturday afternoon at the Freiburg.
UNIÓN-BAYERN, THE BEST OF SUNDAY
The leader, Bayern Munich, will visit Union Berlin on Sunday in the last game of the weekend. By the time the season was interrupted, Bayern had become intractable and the question now is to what extent can it get back on track although that is something that is valid now for all teams.
On the other hand, the pause has given Bayern something positive, which is the return of their scorer Robert Lewandowski, who was out at the time of the interruption. Now, recovered and in shape, he is expected to come out as a starter.
Although the Union this season has shown itself capable of annoying the greats – Dortmund defeated – Bayern’s favoritism is clear. The Bavarians have two casualties from potentially titular players Philippe Coutinho and Corentin Tolisso.