Via NBC Sports – Bayern Munich are top of the table but are just four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund and five points ahead of RB Leipzig, while Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen are also in touching distance. Bayern will be favorites to clinch the title but they have to play away at Dortmund and Leverkusen as well as host ‘Gladbach. Bundesliga Returns Saturday
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Given there is an epic title battle about to take place, there is an equally epic scramble for European qualification. The top four in Germany qualify automatically for the UEFA Champions League group stage and that means one of the five teams mentioned above as title contenders will miss out.But looking even further down the league, Schalke sit in sixth place but are just five points above Cologne in 10th as there is an incredibly tight battle for the Europa League. Schalke sit one point ahead of Wolfsburg and Freiburg and two ahead of Hoffenheim in 9th.
Below is the full schedule for how to watch Bundesliga this week, as the game schedule for the remaining weeks of the 2019-20 season will be released on a weekly basis.
Saturday, May 16
8:30 a.m. – Augsburg v. Wolfsburg
8:30 a.m. – Borussia Dortmund v. Schalke on FS1 (see details below on the Schalke STL supporters)
8:30 a.m. – Fortuna Dusseldorf v. Paderborn
8:30 a.m. – Hoffenheim v. Hertha Berlin
8:30 a.m. – RB Leipzig v. SC Freiburg on FS2
11:30 a.m. – Eintracht Frankfurt v. Borussia Monchengladbach on FS1
Sunday, May 17
9:30 a.m. ET: Cologne v. Mainz on FS1
12 p.m. ET: Union Berlin v. Bayern Munich
Monday, May 18
1:30 p.m. CT: Werder Bremen v. Bayer LEVERKUSEN on FS2
US Soccer update on Josh Sargent
Bremen sit in a precarious spot, four points behind Dusseldorf, but still with a game in hand. Both victories and goals have been in short supply, with the club earning only one win in the new year.
For young striker Josh Sargent this may also present an opportunity, particularly with the condensed schedule. While often used as a sub, the 20-year-old scored in the team’s last outing after earning a spot in the first XI. They face a tough challenge at the start, hosting fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen.
Worth noting – this is the final season of Bundesliga coverage by Fox Sports. ESPN won the bidding for the next couple of seasons.
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