The Bundesliga action started off with a bang last week with some surprising results, including Bayern Munich drawing 1-1 with Borussia Mönchengladbach while Mainz defeated RB Leipzig by a score of 1-0. VfB Stuttgart and Hoffenheim sit atop the table after they both won their opening matches by four goals. Matchday 2 promises to bring more excitement this weekend as it kicks off with RB Leipzig taking on Stuttgart on Friday, August 20 at 2:30p.m. ET.
If you’re looking to watch Bundesliga matches on TV in the US, you’re in luck. ESPN, ABC, and ESPN Deportes will be broadcasting select matches throughout the season, but where you’ll really find the bulk of the action is on the streaming service ESPN+. They’ll be showing over 300 Bundesliga games in both English and Spanish, while even airing some select Bundesliga 2 matches as well. If you’re not already signed up for ESPN+, they offer a reasonable rate at $5.99/month or you can get in on a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu as well.
Bayern Munich will look to get their first win after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Gladbach. Bayern outshot the home side 21-11 overall while controlling 65% of possession, but couldn’t find a game winning goal as Robert Lewandowski’s 42nd-minute equalizer proved to be their lone goal. Bayern will take on FC Cologne this weekend, who won their first match 3-1 against Hertha.
Borussia Dortmund will also be taking on SC Freiburg in hopes of continuing their winning ways after downing Frankfurt 5-2 in the opening match. Erling Haaland is off to a flying start after bagging a brace in the Hertha match, and young American Gio Reyna got on the scoresheet as well, scoring the fifth goal in the 58th minute.
For the full schedule below, anything without a TV channel is available on ESPN+. All times are ET.
Bundesliga Matchday 2 schedule
Friday, August 20
RB Leipzi vs. VfB Stuttgart, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Augsburg, 9:30 a.m.
Hertha Berlin vs. VfL Wolfsburg, 9:30 a.m.
SC Freiburg vs. Borussia Dortmund, 9:30 a.m.
SpVgg Greuther Furth vs. Arminia Bielefeld, 9:30 a.m.
VfL Bochum vs. Mainz, 9:30 a.m.
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Monchengladbach, 12:30 p.m., ABC, ESPN Deportes
Sunday, August 20
TSG Hoffenheim vs. FC Union Berlin, 9:30 a.m.
Bayern Munich vs. FC Cologne, 11:30 a.m.