German Bundesliga to return May 16

21 July 2020

When does the Bundesliga start?

The German Football League has announced that Bundesliga and 2 Bundesliga are returning on Saturday, May 16, amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The games in the top two German divisions will be held behind closed doors, in empty stadiums without spectators.

Germany’s Bundesliga is the first of football’s top European leagues to resume play. The top tier league ends sports’ hiatus following a two-month shut down due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

There are nine full rounds of Bundesliga fixtures to play. The schedule will resume with Matchday 26, which features the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04. The final matchday is scheduled to take place on the weekend of June 27-28.

Opening Bundesliga fixtures

Saturday, May 16

2 Bundesliga

  • VFL Bochum vs FC Heidenheim
  • Jahn Regensburg vs Kiel
  • Erzgebirge Aue vs Sandhausen
  • Karlsruher vs Darmstadt


  • Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn
  • RB Leipzig vs Freiburg
  • Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin
  • Augsburg vs Wolfsburg
  • Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Sunday, May 17

2 Bundesliga


Monday, May 18


  • Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen

Where can you watch Bundesliga?

If you are trying to find out where to watch the Bundesliga fixtures, you’ve come to the right place as offers live stream and TV information. You can watch the matches on your laptop, PC, and even your smart TV. You can also get access to Bundesliga Live Streaming services online for free through our Live Stream section.

On top of that, ExtraTips covers all the German action with match previews, free betting tips, odds, and much more on the Bundesliga page.

Other major football leagues around the world

France’s top two divisions, Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, will not resume their 2019/2020 seasons. PSG, who were 12 points clear of Marseille when the season was suspended in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, have been crowned Ligue 1 champions. The Eredivisie season was declared null and void, with no winners named.

The English Premier League hopes to return to competition in June and finish the season in the summer. Spanish La Liga aims to start again in mid-June. The Italian Serie A season could restart in late May or early June. Portuguese Primeira Liga plans to return on May 30.

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