DFL releases fixture times for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches until mid-September


1 July 2022 – Today, the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga released the exact schedule for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches until mid-September 2022. Fixtures have now been scheduled until Matchday 7 of the Bundesliga 2022-23 season, and Matchday 9 in Bundesliga 2.

As announced in mid-June, the 60th season of the Bundesliga will open with UEFA Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt hosting current Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München on Friday, 5 August (8:30 p.m. CEST). The Saturday afternoon of Matchday 1 will include the Berlin derby between 1. FC Union and Hertha Berlin (6 August, 3:30 p.m. CEST). The season’s first Saturday evening match will be played by UEFA Champions League contenders Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen (6 August, 6:30 p.m. CEST). On Sunday of Matchday 1, VfB Stuttgart will play RB Leipzig (7 August, 3:30 p.m. CEST) and 1. FC Köln will play FC Schalke 04 (5:30 p.m. CEST).

There will be many more direct encounters between European qualifiers in the following weeks: Sport-Club Freiburg against Borussia Dortmund (Friday, 12 August, 8:30 p.m. CEST) and RB Leipzig against 1. FC Köln (Saturday, 13 August, 3:30 p.m. CEST) on Matchday 2; 1. FC Union Berlin against RB Leipzig (Saturday, 20 August, 6:30 p.m. CEST) and Eintracht Frankfurt against 1. FC Köln (Sunday, 21 August, 3:30 p.m. CEST) on Matchday 3; 1. FC Union Berlin against FC Bayern München and Bayer 04 Leverkusen against Sport-Club Freiburg (both on Saturday, 3 September, 3:30 p.m. CEST) as well as Eintracht Frankfurt against RB Leipzig (3 September, 6:30 p.m. CEST) on Matchday 5; RB Leipzig against Borussia Dortmund (Saturday, 10 September, 3:30 p.m. CEST) and 1. FC Köln against 1. FC Union Berlin (Sunday, 11 September, 3:30 p.m. CEST) on Matchday 6. The Revier derby between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 will take place on Saturday, 17 September (3:30 p.m. CEST) on Matchday 7.

For Bundesliga 2, the DFL has already announced the season opening match between 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Hannover 96 (Friday, 15 July 2022, 8:30 p.m. CEST), as well as the exact fixture list for the first two matchdays. Now, the schedule has also been released for the following matchdays, including Matchday 3 with the Bavarian duel between SSV Jahn Regensburg and 1. FC Nürnberg (Saturday, 6 August, 1:00 p.m. CEST) and Matchday 4 with the Saturday evening match between SV Darmstadt 98 and F.C. Hansa Rostock (13 August, 8:30 p.m. CEST). On Matchday 6, there will be encounters between 1. FC Nürnberg and Hamburger SV (Saturday, 27 August, 8:30 p.m. CEST), as well as the newly promoted 1. FC Kaiserslautern and 1. FC Magdeburg (Sunday, 28 August, 1:30 p.m. CEST). Matchday 7 will see two matches between founding members of the Bundesliga: Eintracht Braunschweig will host 1. FC Nürnberg (Friday, 2 September, 6:30 p.m. CEST) and Hamburger SV will host Karlsruher SC (Saturday, 3 September, 8:30 p.m. CEST). Matchday 8 will include a northern match-up between Holstein Kiel and HSV (Friday, 9 September, 6:30 p.m. CEST) and a Lower Saxony derby between Hannover 96 and Eintracht Braunschweig (Saturday, 10 September, 1:00 p.m. CEST).

The matchdays now scheduled will be followed by a FIFA release period for international matches (19-27 September), before Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches continue on Friday, 30 September.

The next set of exact fixtures for the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 are expected in the week commencing 29 August.

The current fixtures can be downloaded here (in German):