German football clubs agree plans to allow fans to return next month Photograph:( AFP )
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.
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.
Dortmund vs Schalke
RB Leipzig vs Freiburg
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin
Dusseldorf vs Paderborn
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg
Frankfurt vs Monchengladbach
FC Koln vs Mainz
Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich
Werder Bremen vs Bayern Leverkusen