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Schalke vs Bayern Munich lineups, discussion: Time, TV schedule and how to watch the Bundesliga online

Time to return to Gelsenkirchen to face the Royal Blues.

FC Bayern Muenchen v 1. FSV Mainz 05 - Bundesliga Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

It’s the so-called “English-week” in the Bundesliga, so named because it’s the only time when Germany gets a span of midweek fixtures like they have in the Premier League. Bayern Munich travel to Schalke determined to collect all three points and keep up the pressure on Dortmund at the top of the table.

The Bavarians have already suffered some blows right before the game - Manuel Neuer reportedly re-injured the foot injury he originally sustained in last season’s Champions league game against Real Madrid, while Dutch winger Arjen Robben is out with a flu. Questions hang over Jerome Boateng and James Rodriguez’s fitness, while David Alaba and Juan Bernat are still yet to return.

It remains to be seen whether Carlo Ancelotti might gamble with a bit of rotation against a highly depleted Schalke side, or whether he will go all out with the best possible XI to secure the three points at a tough away venue. Either way ...

It’s Bayern time

Location: VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Time: 8:30 pm local time, 2:45 pm EST


TV/Streaming: USA (FOX Soccer Match Pass, FOX Deportes, Fox Sports 1 USA, FOX Sports GO,fuboTV), Germany (Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3, Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD,TeleClub Sport Live, Sky Go Deutschland), Canada (Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now,Sportsnet East, Sportsnet West)

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