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Bundesliga schedule released: FC Bayern’s quest for another domestic title

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The reigning champions will begin their 56th season in Germany’s top flight against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim August 24th.

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The Deutscher Fußball-Bund released the 2018-2019 Bundesliga schedule Friday. Bayern Munich have been scheduled to open their campaign at home against Julian Nagelsmann and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on August 24th.

The Deutscher Fußball-Bund, Germany’s football association, has not defined clear-cut dates for matches following the opening day due to UEFA Champions League and Europa League competition; however, Bayern Munich are scheduled in two-day spans to face clubs that placed seventh or higher last season in the first four matches in the Bundesliga.

Die Roten will continue their quest for a seventh-straight title with matches against VfB Stuttgart, away; Bayer 04 Leverkusen, home; FC Bayern will travel to Gelsenkirchen to face FC 04 Schalke on matchday 4 — these matches will precede ‘Der Klassiker’ in Dortmund on matchday 11.

What’s new?

For starters, the man walking the touchline, giving directions to the Bayern players will not be Jupp Heynckes. For a second time, Heynckes will ride off into the sunset, attempting retirement. Former Eintracht Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac will look to show the Bayern boys how it’s done after he defeated Die Roten in the DFB German Cup final in May.

Eintracht Frankfurt Cup Gala - DFB Cup Final 2018 Photo by Andreas Wolf - Pool/Getty Images

As for those on the field, Manuel Neuer will return to the Allianz Arena dressed and ready to play between the sticks after the metatarsal fracture “The Wall” sustained Sept. 18. The boot is no more.

At a glance

Matchday 1: FCB v. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H) , August 24, 2:30 p.m. EST

Matchday 2: FCB v. VfB Stuttgart (A), August 31 - September 2

Matchday 3: FCB v. Bayer 04 Leverkusen (H) ,September 14-16

Matchday 4: FCB v. FC Schalke 04 (A), September 21-23

Der Klassiker: FCB v. Borussia Dortmund (A), November 9-11


Predictions

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Will Bayern Munich win a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title?

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  • 59%
    Yes.
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