The Bundesliga joins the rest of the top football leagues as it kicks off its season on the first weekend of August. After the transfer window saw some elite forwards such as Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski leave Germany’s top league, some Bundesliga clubs have made some impact moves to watch throughout the coming season. FC Bayern Munich will be looking to extend their title streak after winning their 10th successive Bundesliga title last season and their 32nd title overall.
If you’re looking to watch Bundesliga matches on TV in the US, you’re in luck. ESPN, ABC and ESPN Deportes will be showing select matches throughout the season, but where you’ll really find most of the action is on the ESPN+ streaming service. They will be showing over 300 Bundesliga games in English and Spanish, while also showing some Bundesliga 2 games. can also get bundled with Disney+ and Hulu.
Eintracht Frankfurt taking on FC Bayern Munich on Friday is understandably a must if it means seeing Bayern’s newest addition in Sadio Mane. After Lewandowski’s departure, it’s likely we’ll see Mane play a more central role for the reigning Bundesliga champions. Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen play on Saturday, giving fans a chance to see promising young striker Adam Hlozek after the 19-year-old finally joined one of Europe’s top leagues. The same match could also give a glimpse of the future with Dortmund’s new signing Karim Adeyemi potentially playing an important role once Haaland leaves.
Schedule of the 1st day of the Bundesliga
friday august 5
Eintracht Frankfurt vs FC Bayern Munich, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday August 6
1. FC Union Berlin v Hertha BSC, 9:30 a.m.
Borussia Mönchengladbach v 1899 Hoffenheim, 9:30 a.m.
FC Augsburg – Sport-Club Freiburg, 9:30 a.m.
VfL Bochum 1848 v 1. FSV Mainz 05, 09:30
VfL Wolfsburg v SV Werder Bremen, 9:30 a.m.
Borussia Dortmund – Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday August 7
VfB Stuttgart v RB Leipzig, 9:30 a.m.
1 FC Cologne v FC Schalke 04, 11:30 a.m.