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How to watch, what to watch in Bundesliga’s Matchday 27

The Bundesliga, Germany’s premier soccer league, is back in action on Saturday, May 23rd for its second week since returning from the pandemic. We break down what you need to know to get ready to enjoy some high level competition.

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In this handout image provided by VfL Wolfsburg, General view inside the stadium as the big screen displays a VAR message during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Shakhtar Donetsk at Volkswagen Arena on March 12, 2020 in Wolfsburg, Germany. Photo by Handout/VfL Wolfsburg via Getty Images

The Bundesliga is back for its second matchday since returning to competitive action. Including this weekend, the premier German soccer league has eight matchdays remaining. They will run through them between now and the end of June, with two matchdays taking place midweek.

FOX Sports has exclusive Bundesliga broadcasting rights, so you can choose between FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, and FOX Soccer Match Pass. There will not be a ton of live streaming options, but FOX Sports Go and fuboTV are two options to consider.

The matchday weekend of matches got going on Friday with Hertha Berlin hosting Union Berlin. The derby match was scoreless through the first half, but Hertha dominated in the second half en route to a 4-0 victory.

This weekend, we get two big matches between teams sitting in Champions League and Europa League qualifying positions. Second place Borussia Dortmund travel to face sixth place VfL Wolfsburg, and fifth place Bayer Leverkusen travels to face third place Borussia Mönchengladbach. Dortmund needs a win in advance of their match next Tuesday against Bayern Munich. Wolfsburg needs a win to maintain their tenuous lead on the second Europa League spot.

Here’s the full schedule for the weekend, with TV broadcast options.

Saturday, May 23rd

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 9:30 a.m. — FS2, FOX Sports Deportes
SC Freiburg vs. Werder Bremen, 9:30 a.m. — FOX Soccer Plus
SC Paderborn 07 vs. TSG Hoffenheim, 9:30 a.m. — FOX Soccer Match Pass
WfL Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund, 9:30 a.m. — FS1, TUDN
Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, 12:30 p.m. — FS1, FOX Sports Deportes

Sunday, May 24th

Schalke 04 vs. FC Augsburg, 7:30 a.m. — FS1, TDN
Mainz vs. RB Leipzig, 9:30 a.m. — FS1, FOX Sports Deportes
FC Cologne vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf, 12 p.m. — FS1, TUDN