This morning saw the fixtures for The Bundesliga announced with matches starting on the 18th August. Here we summarise all of the information you need.
Champions face Werder Bremen!
Reigning champions Bayern Munich will start their defence of their title away against Werder Bremen on Friday 18th August as they seek a 12th consecutive Bundesliga crown. Their opposition will hope to cause an upset, however last season the Bavarian side showed no mercy when thrashing Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 away on the opening day.
Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena – image by Richard Bartz
Borussia Dortmund meanwhile who were the last club to stop Munich winning the title back in 2012 start their quest to topple them with a match versus FC Koln. Having lost the title on the final day of last season, needing just a victory to take the title, Dortmund will be hoping to finally go one better this season. Youngster Youssoufa Moukoko is definitely one to watch this season.
Promoted Teams receive tough start
Promoted Teams face tough tests too as the two teams rising up from Bundesliga 2 have had their first opponents revealed. Heidenheim who won the title will face Wolfsburg Away. Darmstadt who finished in the second automatic promotion spot will face Eintracht Frankfurt as they look forward to their Bundesliga campaign.
Some juicy fixtures which people will be looking for are not on the calendar this year. With Schalke being relegated there will be no Revierderby against Dortmund, whilst Union Berlin will not be hosting their city rivals Hertha Berlin who also lost their place in the Bundesliga.
The first Der Klassiker meeting between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will take place on 5th November with Dortmund hosting their rivals. The return meeting is scheduled for 31st March in Munich!
Full Opening Day Bundesliga Fixtures (18th-20th August 2023)
Here are the full fixtures for the Match Day 1. Click the team to go straight to their full fixture list.
Werder Bremen v Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund v FC Koln
Union Berlin v Mainz
Bayer Leverkusen v RB Leipzig
Eintracht Frankfurt v SV Darmstadt 98
VfL Wolfsburg v FC Heidenheim
TSG Hoffenheim v SC Freiburg
FC Augsburg v Borussia Monchengladbach
VfB Stuttgart v VfL Bochum
Full Opening Day Bundesliga 2 Fixtures (28th-30th July 2023)
Bundesliga 2 kicks off earlier, in fact less than one month from now! Relegated Hertha Berlin face Fortuna Dusseldorf in their opening match.
Hamburg will be starting their sixth consecutive campaign in the second tier since their relegation back in 2018 and this season will face FC Schalke on the opening day. Meanwhile Elversberg who won the 3Liga title will face an away tie at Hannover. Here are the full opening day fixtures:
Hamburg v FC Schalke
Fortuna Dusseldorf v Hertha BSC
Kaiserslautern v St vPauli
Hannover 96 v SV Elversberg
SpVgg Greuther Furth v Paderborn
Hansa Rostock v Nuremberg
Eintracht Braunschweig v Holstein Kiel
VfL Osnabruck v Karlsruher SC
SV Wehen Wiesbaden v FC Magdeburg
Other Key Dates
Final Matchday 34 Bundesliga – 18th May 2024
Final Matchday 34 Bundesliga 2 – 19th May 2024
Relegation Play-Off 1st Legs – 23rd/24th May 2024
Relegation Play-Off 2nd Legs – 27th/28th May 2024
Download all fixtures here.
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