Bayern Munich kick-off time, TV channel and live stream information

Bayern Munich go into this weekend with a four-point cushion at the top of the Bundesliga.

After a two-month break, the league leaders returned to action last week with a 2-0 win away at Union Berlin, thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski and Benjamin Pavard.

This time out they play their first home game since the league returned, as they welcome mid-table Eintracht Frankfurt to the deserted Allianz Arena.

Bayern’s lead could be down to one point by the time they take to the field, with rivals Borussia Dortmund kicking off earlier in the weekend, and a win will be crucial ahead of their trip to the Lucien Favre’s second-placed side on Tuesday night.

What time is Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt?

Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt is the 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday.

Rivals Dortmund play earlier in the day, going to Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Arena at 2.30pm.

In total there are five games on Saturday, including a third v fifth encounter when Borussia Mönchengladbach host Bayer Leverkusen at 2.30pm.

Fourth-placed RB Leipzig go to Mainz on Sunday.

What channel is Bayern Munich on?

Bayern’s match will be shown on BT Sport 1, immediately after Dortmund’s trip to Wolfsburg.

BT Sport has said it will show every Bundesliga game until the end of the season.

On Saturday Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen will be on BT Sport 2, while Freiburg v Werder Bremen is on BT Sport 3.

All Bundesliga games on BT Sport will be available to watch on TV, as well as being streamed on mobile and tablet devices, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Samsung TV, Apple TV and BTSport.com.

A £25 monthly pass is available for those who aren’t BT subscribers.

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Bundesliga return: When is German football back and can you watch games live on TV?

The Bundesliga is set to return to the field this weekend.

Like every league across the continent, the German top flight has been suspended since mid-March after initial plans to continue playing behind closed doors were scrapped.

But German Football League (DFL) chief executive Christian Seifert has made his desire for play to resume as soon as possible known throughout the suspension, outlining the plan to kick off in mid-May at the start of April.

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And following the government’s green light earlier this month, action will get back underway on Saturday.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When is the Bundesliga coming back?

German’s top division returns this weekend with nine matches across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Borussia Dortmund‘s derby with Schalke kicks things off on Saturday afternoon with champions and league leaders Bayern Munich back in action on Sunday at Union Berlin.

How come they’re restarting and no other leagues are?

Whereas the Premier League is still discussing a possible return to training with players and managers, sides in the top tiers of German football have been training in one form or another for a month.

The resumption of Bundesliga action was given the green light last week when Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed with the prime ministers of the federal states to further relax coronavirus measures.

A strict hygiene plan is key to football’s return along with mass testing of players, coaches and staff.

Has it been straightforward?

On the whole, yes, but there have naturally been some bumps in the road.

Last week the DFL said that out of 1,724 tests conducted, 10 individuals had tested positive for coronavirus across the 36 clubs in the top two tiers. Three of those people were at Cologne but there were no further positive tests in the subsequent round.

Bundesliga 2 side Dynamo Dresden’s match against Hannover was called off after two players tested positive last weekend, while former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou was suspended after filming himself flouting social distancing rules in the Hertha Berlin dressing room.

Is it going to be on TV?

BT Sport have committed to broadcasting every game for the remainder of the season.

All nine matches per week will be shown on one of the three channels with at least one of them being shown in 4K UHD.

Those wanting to watch the games online will be able to do so via the BT Sport website.

What is the state of play?

Play is due to kick-off in front of empty stands on Saturday but there is plenty to play for at both ends of the table as the season enters the closing stages.

The Revierderby between Dortmund and Schalke 04 is the pick of this weekend’s fixtures, with Lucien Favre’s men having the chance to reduce leaders Bayern Munich’s lead to a point ahead of the perennial champions’ match against Union Berlin on Sunday.

Third-place RB Leipzig are looking to maintain their title push at home to Freiburg, with struggling Werder Bremen hosting Champions League qualification hopefuls Bayer Leverkusen on Monday evening.

Who should you watch out for?

From sharpshooter Robert Lewandowski and speedster Alphonso Davies at Bayern Munich, to ever-improving stars like Bayer Leverkusen dynamo Kai Havertz, RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner and Dortmund teenager Erling Haaland, there is plenty of exciting talent in the Bundesliga.

Most interestingly from a British perspective will be the UK players making their name in Germany.

Schalke have Wales international Rabbi Matondo and Jonjoe Kenny, impressing during his loan from Everton, while Dortmund boast outstanding England talent Jadon Sancho. The 20-year-old England international is attracting admiring glances from Manchester United and others thanks to his excellent displays for BVB.

RB Leipzig duo Ademola Lookman and Ethan Ampadu, on loan from Chelsea, are others from these shores plying their trade in Germany, along with West Ham academy graduate Reece Oxford at Augsburg.

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Manuel Neuer fuming at Bayern Munich ‘leaks’ and lack of trust over new contract

Manuel Neuer has hit out reports over his contract negotiations at Bayern Munich, and suggested that he no longer trusts the club hierarchy in the manner he used to.

The 34-year-old Germany international will be out of contract at the Allianz Arena at the end of next season, but he hopes to extend his stay at the club beyond that.

Some reports in the German press suggested that Neuer was demanding a new five-year deal at the club, but the World Cup winner has denied that and questioned why such news was made public when it isn't true.

“All conversations that I've had here since [2011] have always been conducted with great confidence. Nothing has ever leaked out,” the goalkeeper told Bild.

“But now there are details from the current discussions in the media that are often not even correct. That annoys me. That’s not how I know Bayern.

“I want to play as long as I'm fit. But the most important thing for me is trust. It's clear to me that it's utopian to want a five-year contract. I'm 34 and can't predict how I'm going to be at 39.

"That's why what has been publicly suggested makes no sense at all.

“It has always been important to me to be able to work trustingly with the employees in management positions – as loyal as I am to the club as a player and captain.”

Bayern have already secured the free transfer signing of goalkeeper Alexander Nubel from Neuer's former club Schalke for next season, but the veteran is determined to stay and play his part.


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