Bundesliga: Guide for German football's return - how to watch, TV channel, fixtures and table

The Bundesliga is back this weekend

Football is finally back! 

The Bundesliga returns on Saturday afternoon with a full fixture list, bringing an end to the two months we've been without major European football. 

Fans across the globe are ready to tune in to watch the likes of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig battle it out for the German title. 

All games will be played behind-closed-doors, means supporters will be turning on the TV to get their football fix. 

With all remaining Bundesliga fixtures set to be aired live in the UK, check out our guide for what's sure to be essential sports viewing. 

How to watch the Bundesliga 

In the UK, BT Sport have the rights to German football and have confirmed they will show the returning fixtures.

Matches will be available to subscribers on BT Sport's channels, their website, and their streaming app.

The Bundesliga is back

This weekend's fixtures

The Bundesliga's full returning game week, which stretches from Saturday afternoon to Monday evening, can be seen below:

Saturday, May 16 (kickoff 14:30 unless stated)

  • Dortmund vs Schalke (live on BT Sport 1)
  • Leipzig vs Freiburg (live on BT Sport 2)
  • Hoffenheim vs Hertha (live on BT Sport 3)
  • Fortuna vs Paderborn (live on BT Sport Extra 2)
  • Augsburg vs Wolfsburg (live on BT Sport Extra 1)
  • Frankfurt vs Gladbach (17:30, live on BT Sport 1)
Schalke vs Dortmund is the pick of the matches

Sunday, May 17

  • 14:30 Cologne vs Mainz (live on BT Sport 1)
  • 17:00 Union Belin vs Bayern (live on BT Sport 1)

Monday, May 18

  • 19:30 Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen (live on BT Sport 1) 
Leverkusen are in action on Monday

Bundesliga table

Unlike the Premier League, there's still an exciting title race in Germany. 

Bayern Munich are currently four points clear at the top of the table on 55 points, with Borussia Dortmund in second. Leipzig are closely trailing them, currently sitting on 50 points. 

At the other end, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Werder Bremen and Paderborn are in a relegation battle, hoping to secure their places in the top flight for next season. Check out the full table below: 

The full Bundesliga table

Oh, football. We've missed you. Welcome back. 

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