The German league resumes this Saturday with a Borussia Dortmund-Schalke as a star match
The de-escalation in football, after two months of almost total blackout, begins this Saturday. It doesn’t with the Spanish leaguenot even with the Premier League, but it is with a top-level championship normally undervalued in Spain. The Bundesliga German is the first major European league to resume the march after the crisis unleashed by the world pandemic. From Saturday and, in principle, until end of June the remaining nine days will be played. The football jumpsuit fan will now become an expert in the Bundesliga. This is a small guide to start the conversion process.
HOW ARE THE THINGS BY THE TITLE?
After a very hesitant start that cost Niko Kovac the job, the Bayern Mnich leads the Bundesliga with 55 points. Behind, there are four teams that aspire to discuss the dominance of the giant from Bavaria or, at least, to secure one of the four places in the Champions League that distributes the competition. The second one right now is the Dortmund (51 points), followed by Leipzig (50), the surprising Mnchengladbach (49) and Bayer Leverkusen (47). Much further is he Schalke 04 (37), who leads the squad of teams that try to qualify for the Europa League.
In Germany two teams descend directly and one more plays a promotion with the third best classified in the Bundesliga 2. In the hole they are right now the Paderborn (16 points) and the Werder Bremen (18), a great come down to the one that remains for playing an additional game, against Eintracht. In a promotion station is the Fortuna Dsseldorf (22), with four points less than the Mainz.
WHAT IS THE FIRST DAY?
To begin with, it is the 26th day of a total of 34, since 18 teams compete in the Bundesliga. This Saturday six matches will be played. At 15:30 we can see the Hoffenheim-Hertha Berln, Leipzig-Freiburg, Augsburg-Wolfsburg, Fortuna Dsseldorf-Paderborn and what is undoubtedly the great game of the day, the Borussia Dortmund-Schalke. At 6.30 pm the Eintracht Frankfurt-Borussia Mnchengladbach. Cologne-Mainz (15.30) and Unin Berln-Bayern Mnich (18.00) remain for Sunday. The day closes on Monday with the duel Werder Bremen-Bayer Leverkusen (20.30).
AND FROM AH?
The Bundesliga wanted to heal in health and not rush the deadlines given by UEFA to national competitions. Thus, if any unforeseen event arises (as has already happened in Second, where the Dynamo Dresden has been quarantined and delayed his return to competition), Germany will have the whole month of July to be able to recover matches. If all goes well, the nine days will be played in a margin of 43 days, until June 27. There will be matches every three days, but the only reason is that the space between days is about five. The next day will be held between Friday and Sunday next week.
WHAT ABOUT THE CUP?
The break in Germany occurred days after the quarter finals of the DFB-Pokal. The semifinals, a single match, have been set for June 9 at 8:45 p.m. One of them is against Bayern and Eintracht; the other, Leverkusen and Saarbrucken, fourth division, the great revelation of the tournament. The season in Germany, if all right, will close with the Cup final, now set for July 4.
WHERE ARE THE MATCHES SEEN?
Without a doubt, the most important thing for those who can no longer support the soccer suit. Movistar It is he who has the broadcasting rights of the Bundesliga in Spain. Specifically, it broadcasts them through the Movistar Champions League channel, only available in packages that include football, not in the basic one. Movistar Plus Lite, free until July and available online, includes the Vamos channel, which will broadcast one game per day, at least on the first one. Orange and Jazztel’s television offerings also include the channel, not Vodafone. The other option is Mitele Plus, the OTT of Mediaset, which in some of its paid packages includes the Movistar Champions League channel. For the first day, six matches will be broadcast on that channel, including Dortmund-Schalke, which is broadcast simultaneously on Vamos.