The beautiful game is back as Germany's Bundesliga restarts its 2019/20 season, giving football fans a glimmer of hope after the global sports shutdown. Like nearly every other league around the world, the Germany's top division ground to a halt back in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But now top-tier European soccer is on the menu again, with some fantastic fixtures scheduled for Sunday and Monday after Saturday's opening action saw no less than 16 goals banged in. Ready for kick-off? Here's how to watch every match today – either on TV or by using a reliable online Bundesliga live stream today.
You'll find a complete Bundesliga fixture list below, with this matchweek's remaining game hoping to live up to the high quality football we saw on Saturday – nott least in the eagerly anticipated Dortmund vs Schalke game.
Dortmund have serious aspirations to lift the Salatschüssel, while Schalke hope that a strong finish to the season could propel them into European football in the next campaign.
English football fans will be particularly interested in Dortmund's rising Three Lions star Jadon Sancho, who is part of a ferocious Dortmund attack that also features Norwegian wunderkind Erling Braut Haaland, German international Mario Götze, and Eden Hazard's younger brother, Thorgan. Who makes the Dortmund starting IX each week is anyone's guess, when you have that kind of talent!
American soccer fans also have plenty of reason to want to tune in to the Bundesliga, with promosing youngsters like Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen) and Weston McKennie (Schalke) plying their trade in the Bundesliga this season alongside USMNT veterans John Brooks (Wolfsburg) and Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
With that in mind, here's this weekend's complete German football schedule, followed by how to live stream Bundesliga on TV and watch matches online from anywhere in the world.
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Bundesliga fixtures: complete restart schedule
After six fixtures on Saturday, there's now three games left in the Bundesliga's match 26. Join us as we rejoice in this small slice of normality returning.
Sunday, May 17
- FC Köln vs Mainz 05 – 2.30pm BST / 3.30pm CEST / 9.30am ET
- FC Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich – 5pm BST / 6pm CEST / 12pm ET
Monday, May 18
- Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen – 7.30pm BST / 8.30pm CEST / 2.30pm ET
How to watch the Bundesliga from outside your country
If you're abroad and can't bear to miss out on the big Bundesliga restart, don't worry. While you may initially encounter a problem watching your usual domestic coverage in the form of geo-blocking, there's an easy solution to this common annoyance.
It's called a VPN and it's a clever bit of software that relocates your device back to your country of origin – thereby allowing you to regain access to the services you normally use (and almost certainly pay for) back home.
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If you're out of the UK or Ireland but have subscribed to a streaming service you want to access from abroad, remember you can always use a VPN to enjoy all the content you've already paid for back home.
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