Ruhr Derby to kick-start Bundesliga resumption - Here's complete matchday 26 fixture list

WION Web Team Berlin, Germany May 08, 2020, 03.14 PM(IST)

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As Bundesliga is set to resume, we take a look at the complete fixture list of matchday 26 with mouth-watering Ruhr Derby between Borussia Dortmund and FC Shalke 04 to kickstart the proceedings.

With the Angela Merkel-led German government giving clearance to the resumption of football season, the Bundesliga is gearing up for a return on May 16. The Bundesliga will resume services from matchday 26 with some exciting fixtures ready to enthral football lovers who have been missing the beautiful game amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bundesliga will be kicking off with one of the best derbies in the world – The Ruhr Valley Derby – played between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04. Dortmund (51) are currently placed second in the points table four points behind leaders Bayern Munich (55) and would be hoping to defeat their arch-rivals and sixth-placed Schalke (37) in the opening clash of the matchday 26.

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Red Bull Leipzig will take on Freiburg whereas Hoffenheim will lock horns with Hertha Berlin. Dusseldorf will face Paderborn and Augsburg will meet Wolfsburg whereas Frankfurt will take on Borussia Monchengladbach in what promises to be another exciting match-up.

On May 17, FC Koln will face Mainz whereas 11th placed Union Berlin will meet defending champions and current leaders Bayern Munich. Matchday 26 will end with Bremen locking horns with Bayern Leverkusen on May 18.

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Bundesliga – Matchday 26 - Complete Fixture

May 16

Dortmund vs Schalke

RB Leipzig vs Freiburg

Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin

Dusseldorf vs Paderborn

Augsburg vs Wolfsburg

Frankfurt vs Monchengladbach

May 17

FC Koln vs Mainz

Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich

May 18

Werder Bremen vs Bayern Leverkusen