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Week 4 HOF 1 BOR 1 FT
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund
Week 4 AUG 2 WER 3 FT
Augsburg vs Werder Bremen
Week 4 WOL 1 FRE 3 FT
Wolfsburg vs Freiburg
Week 4 NUR 2 HAN 0 FT
Nürnberg vs Hannover 96
Week 4 SCH 0 BAY 2 FT
Schalke 04 vs Bayern München
Week 4 BAY 1 MAI 0 FT
Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz 05
Week 5 WER - HER - Starts 25 Sep, 10:00 PM
Werder Bremen vs Hertha BSC
Week 5 BAY - AUG - Starts 26 Sep, 12:00 AM
Bayern München vs Augsburg
Week 5 HAN - HOF - Starts 26 Sep, 12:00 AM
Hannover 96 vs Hoffenheim
Week 5 FRE - SCH - Starts 26 Sep, 12:00 AM
Freiburg vs Schalke 04
Week 5 FOR - BAY - Starts 26 Sep, 10:00 PM
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Bayer Leverkusen
Week 5 BOR - NUR - Starts 27 Sep, 12:00 AM
Borussia Dortmund vs Nürnberg
Week 5 RB- - STU - Starts 27 Sep, 12:00 AM
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart
Week 5 BOR - EIN - Starts 27 Sep, 12:00 AM
Borussia M'gladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Week 5 MAI - WOL - Starts 27 Sep, 12:00 AM
Mainz 05 vs Wolfsburg

Bundesliga 2018-19

24 Aug 2018 - 18 May 2019

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Founded in 1963, the Bundesliga is perhaps one of the most unique leagues in Europe. Because of the ownership model – 50+1 – the clubs can’t be owned by private organisations. The rules means the clubs’ members still have a majority stake at the club. Though the rule is changing, there are still quite a few clubs, including Borussia Dortmund, who are very vocal supporters of the not getting rid of the unique rule.

Bundesliga - Record champions

Bayern Munich have won 27 league titles and are way ahead of FC Nürnberg who are second on the list with 9 league titles. Though they are in the second division, they could soon make a return. 29 different clubs have managed to lift the league title.

Since Borussia Dortmund’s league-winning campaign in the year 2012, Bayern have been unstoppable and have wrapped up the title weeks before the final game.

FC Köln won the inaugural Bundesliga title in the 1963-64 season.


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FC Nürnberg9
Borussia Dortmund8
Schalke 047
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Bundesliga - Rivalries

In the ‘70s and ‘80s, the likes of Borussia Mönchengladbach and Hamburg briefly challenged Bayern Munich but could sustain the challenge for long. Bayern’s closest rivals, 1860 Munich, had a successful spell in the mid ‘60s but they too became irrelevant soon.

When the Bundesliga fixtures are announced, the Bayern and Dortmund fans often look forward to Der Klassiker, one of the biggest games in the division. However, the Revierderby, involving the Ruhr giants Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 is often considered one of the biggest derbies in the country. The Nordderby, featuring Werder Bremen and Hamburg, is also a pretty feisty game.

Inaugural Bundesliga Champions FC Köln’s rivalry with Monchengladbach is pretty special as well.

Bundesliga - Present Day Scenario

There isn’t much to talk about if you’re talking about title contenders. Bayern have won five in a row and are well on their way to their sixth Bundesliga title. In the last five years, only Dortmund have managed to stay where they are; finish regularly in the top four.

This season, while Bayern romp to the title, the likes of Dortmund, Leipzig, Schalke, Bayer Leverkusen and surprisingly, Eintracht Frankfurt are vying for the rest of the Champions League place.


At the wrong end of the table, Köln and Hamburg are set to go down unless they can change things around in the coming weeks. Bundesliga has a relegation playoff spot, so the team that finishes 16th in the 2. Bundesliga – the second division – will get to face the 16th placed side from the Bundesliga. 

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Rudy takes blame for James goal in Bayern win
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Kovac: Bayern 'dominated' Schalke in 2-0 win
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Goretzka to start against former club Schalke, confirms Kovac
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Kovac patience with Sanches set to reap rewards
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Kovac applauds Sanches ahead of Benfica homecoming
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Bundesliga 2018-19: 5 talking points from Match Day 3
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Bayern Munich: Injuries emerge as Kovac's first real challenge at his new club
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Bayern chief Hoeness slams 'sick and stupid' Bellarabi
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Alcacer scores, hurts ankle on Dortmund debut
Gotze warns against radical change after Germany's World Cup failure
Gotze warns against radical change after Germany's World Cup failure
Kovac condemns criticism of Leverkusen boss Herrlich
Kovac condemns criticism of Leverkusen boss Herrlich
It's not a taboo at all – Dortmund's Burki opens up on mental coach
It's not a taboo at all – Dortmund's Burki opens up on mental coach
Gotze predicts Borussia Dortmund success in Champions League despite 'very difficult' group
Gotze predicts Borussia Dortmund success in Champions League despite 'very difficult' group
Rummenigge talks up Bayern's financial power
Rummenigge talks up Bayern's financial power
Manchester United fans react as Jerome Boateng confirms he rejected move to Old Trafford
Manchester United fans react as Jerome Boateng confirms he rejected move to Old Trafford
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