The German Bundesliga’s 2020/21 campaign will start on Friday 18th September, after the schedule had to be tweaked because of the unprecedented break that forced the sport around the world to stop for a period of time.
Bundesliga 20/21 Season Health Precautions
The Bundesliga was one of the very first leagues to return to action initially after the fears around the virus eased and there had been some hope that they would be allowed to have fans back inside for the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign.
However, German authorities did not back those plans, therefore matches will be held between closed-doors for the foreseeable future.
Bundesliga 20/21 Opening Fixtures
After Bayern Munich went on and won the UEFA Champions League, the fixture list initially had to have a restructure. The Bundesliga winners would normally play on the Friday in the season opener, however the league has provided Die Roten with more preparation time because of their extensive 2019/20 season. However the plan had a turnover and stuck right at where it was initially.
Therefore, Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04 will kick off the 20/21 Bundesliga season.
The complete fixture list to be played on the opening weekend are as follows:
Friday 18th September:
- Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04
Saturday 19th September:
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs DSC Arminia Bielefeld
- 1. FC Union Berlin vs FC Augsburg
- 1. FC Koln vs TSG Hoffenheim
- Werder Bremen vs Hertha BSC
- VfB Stuttgart vs SC Freiburg
- Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Mönchengladbach
Sunday 20th September:
- RB Leipzig vs 1. FSV Mainz 05
- VfL Wolfsburg vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bundesliga New Arrivals
The Bundesliga may have had a fair few talented players leave the league over the summer however there have been some notable acquisitions to have joined German clubs as well.
Leroy Sané, Jude Bellingham, Reinier and Hwang Hee-chan are just a few of the standout names to have all made switches from abroad to play in the Bundesliga for the upcoming 2020/21 season.
Leroy Sané To Bayern Munich
Leroy Sané had been a long-term target for Bayern Munich and they had finally managed to get the deal over the line to bring him from Manchester City. The Germany winger joined the Bundesliga champions for a fee of around £41 million and big things will be expected of him when he gets his chance to team up with the likes of Thomas Müller, Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski at the Allianz Arena.
Jude Bellingham To Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund splashed the cash to bring another young Englishman into the fold in Jude Bellingham, perhaps in the hope he can replicate the success that Jadon Sancho has had at Signal Iduna Park. Although the 17-year-old cost them an initial £25 million, if he can team up with the likes of Erling Braut Haaland and replicate what their current England international has been able to do – as did Christian Pulisic before Sancho – then he will be an exciting player to watch closely.
Reinier To Borussia Dortmund
The Brazilian Reinier Jesus has joined Borussia Dortmund on loan from Real Madrid and has plenty of potential. The highly-rated forward will spend two years on loan at the club as he looks to further his development; following in the footsteps of Achraf Hakimi. The South American is said to have enormous talent and is extremely versatile, therefore he should be watched closely over the upcoming 2020/21 Bundesliga season.
Hwang Hee-chan To Red Bull Lepizig
After losing Timo Werner to Chelsea, Red Bull Leipzig needed to act quickly to find a replacement and managed to raid Red Bull Salzburg successfully for Hwang Hee-chan. The South Korea international forward has been extremely prolific in Austria for his club, as he managed to register 45 goals and 28 assists in his 124 appearances and earned a host admirers from across the continent.